Heat Treated Pallets
When you need sturdy, safe, and high-quality pallets at an affordable cost, heat treated pallets are the way to go. Whether you’re using pallets for short distances within your warehouse or shipping items around the world, we have the right pallets for you.
Benefits of Heat Treatment
Whether shipping overseas or within the contiguous United States, you will want to use heat treated pallets.
All solid wooden shipping materials must be treated to prevent infestations and decay, and the best way to do so is through heat treating processes. This not only eliminates pests such as termites and bacteria, but it also strengthens the wood, removes moisture, and prevents rotting.
Termites and other pests can damage wood, weakening pallets and eventually rendering them unusable. With heat treatment, the pallet is placed in a chamber where it is heated up to about 133°F for at least half an hour to make sure any and all bugs are killed off.
Bacteria also gets exterminated, which makes the pallet sanitary for transporting pharmaceuticals and food products.
Longer Product Life
Moisture will cause wood to eventually warp, crack, mold, and rot, especially when it’s used to transport heavy loads as pallets are. Heat treatment removes excess moisture from every nook and cranny of the pallet, making it more resistant to decay and far sturdier for shipping and handling applications. Heat treated pallets tend to hold up longer than untreated or chemically treated products.
Compliance with National and International Regulations
In the U.S., all pallets must be treated in some way to remove bugs and germs. There are two options—heat treatment and chemical treatment. However, other nations have restrictions in place on chemically treated pallets, so heat treatment is the ideal option when it comes to shipping internationally.
Heat treatment done right meets the requirements set under APHIS, ALSC, and IPPC as well as European Union regulations.
Chemical treatment uses Methyl Bromide, a chemical that, while effective at getting rid of pests, is also known to be bad for the environment and toxic to humans. Special handling techniques and precautions are needed when using chemically treated pallets, whereas no such protocols are necessary for heat treated pallets.
High-Quality Heat Treated Pallets
At Dominion Pallet, we don’t use chemicals to treat our pallets, and each product is double stamped with the appropriate markings indicating proper heat treatment.
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