Heat Treatment

ISPM 15 is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the IPPC that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries. It affects all wood packaging material (pallets, crates, dunnages, etc) requiring that they be treated with heat or fumigated with methyl bromide and marked, often branded, with a seal of compliance. This seal of compliance is colloquially known as the "bug stamp." Products exempt from the ISPM 15 are made from alternative material, like paper, plastic or manufactured wood products (eg. plywood)

Robinsons can supply Heat Treated Pallets with IPPC Stamp only or IPPC Stamp and Certificate, if required.

Most commonly supplied:

Grade 1, Perimeterbase, 1200x1000 Heat Treated and Grade 1, Stamped Euro 1200x800 Heat Treated.

Certificates are not always necessary, please check with your Shipping Agent.

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