for the official IPPC logo on your pallets to ensure their
spread of pests through raw wood packaging material poses an enormous
threat to the health of plants worldwide. Very frequently, raw
wood packaging material has not undergone sufficient treatment
to remove or kill pests. This results in the spread of foreign
pests, which can lead to the development of plant disease and
possible eventual extinction of an entire species.
October 1, 2001, the European Union implemented new phytosanitary
restrictions on coniferous solid wood packaging material. The
emergency measures were intended to halt the spread of the pinewood
nematode, a microscopic eelworm that has killed many pine trees
throughout Japan and China.
on March 15, 2002, the United Nations developed its own criteria
for wood packaging material. Through its International Plant Protection
Convention (IPPC), the UN approved a global pest management standard
for coniferous and non-coniferous packaging materials including
pallets, dunnage, and crates. All 144 member countries of the
World Trade Organization are required to comply.
Pallet, Inc. and Industrial Drying & Sterilization meet the
While other pallet manufacturers are tooling their plants to meet
the phytosanitary procedures,
WE started heat treating and kiln drying pallets for
the pharmaceutical industry in 1990.
- WE have the knowledge to answer your questions and
the equipment to produce regulation compliant pallets immediately.
- WE are the first Kentucky facility to be accredited
by the ALSC to heat treat pallets in accordance with the IPPC
global standard and apply the Universal Stamp of certification.
- WE have the capability to kiln dry pallets. The process
exceeds the minimum heat treating standard and makes pallets
stronger and lighter. Bag bleed, mold and insect reinfestation
are also eliminated.
- WE treat the unfinished pallet in-house, eliminating
the cost incurred to treat pallet components, therefore assuring
no problems with shipment procedures.
- WE manufacture bark free and specialty pallets.
- WE can increase your pallet warehousing capacity by
providing van storage.
Associated Pallet, Inc.'s 35-year experience in manufacturing
custom built pallets and Industrial Drying & Sterilization's
capabilities to kiln dry and heat treat pallets for international
use, both companies together provide a single source for high
quality dried pallets at an economical price.
more about the services offered by Industrial Drying & Sterilization.