Heat treated Pallets
The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is an internationally recognised phytosanitary measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that defines the requirements to heat treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm. The rationale behind the heat treating of wood is to prevent the spread of disease and insects between international countries which could negatively affect plants or ecosystems.
Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging production facility boasts extensive heat treating and kiln drying capabilities to ISPM 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures) standard. We have 10 kilns onsite, which allows us to Heat Treat and Kiln Dry up to 30,000 pallets per week. All of the critical process control parameters within our kilns are independently calibrated on a regular basis to ensure effective heat treatment of our pallets. Our process is regularly audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) for compliance with the requirements of the ISPM 15 standard. All heat treated pallets are stamped with a mark of compliance known as the wheat stamp.