|Minimum Order Quantity||50 Number|
|Wood Type||Neem & Babool wood, Soft Wood|
|Entry Type||4 Way, 2 Way|
|Storing Product||Export purpose|
|Load bearing capacity (kilogram)||As Per Pallet Design|
|Physical Damage Safety||Yes|
|Entry Type||2 Way, 4 Way|
|Storing Product||Export purpose only|
|Capacity (Ton)||Depends on pallets design,2|
|Wood Type||Soft Wood, Neem & Babool wood|
|Nails Used||Plain Nails, Screw Nails|
|Product Type||pinewood pallets|
|Physical Damage Safety||Yes|
Heat TreatmentPallet is the most widely used method to comply with ISPM-15 norms. It is Eco-friendly, safe and quick method. No Chemicals are involved in this process of wood treatment. Heat treatment very simply put is - using controlled atmosphere (Temperature and Humidity) inside a chamber to raise the core temperature of the wood to 56 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. This process virtually and effectively kills all life forms of Bug, Termites or Borers that may have nested themselves within the wood packaging material.
Though much engineering goes into it, the basic principle remains the same. Heat treatment is an approved Quarantine treatment under the International standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM-15), and it is an alternative to Methyl bromide fumigation treatment for wood packaging material of the export consignment.
"Heat Treatment vs Fumigation"
HT is an eco-friendly method with the least detrimental effect on the environment, especially during current environmental concerns in the international community. A significant advantage of heat treatment is that it reduces the moisture content of the wood considerably which in turn makes the wood less prone to microbial infestations like fungus and mould (commonly blue stain and mould or decay fungi found in India).
Unlike fumigation, this treatment is a hassle-free. In the case of Methyl bromide fumigation of the loaded container, many safety concerns arise as many export consignments readily absorb methyl bromide and dangerous levels of gas are detected at the port of discharge. Entire EU countries prefer heat treatment over Methyl bromide fumigation due to these safety concerns.
"Logistics in Heat Treatment"
The size of the Heat treatment chamber depends on The quantum of wood. The time taken is much less than Methyl bromide fumigation where the exposure of the gas is 24 hrs. Depending upon the moisture content of the wood, one typical heat treatment cycles takes just about 3-4 hrs. This process virtually and effectively kills all life form of Bugs, Termites or Borers that may have nested themselves within the wood packaging material.
Once the wooden packaging material like pallets, boxes, crates are heat treatment in line with ISPM-15 standard, the wood is marked/stamped as a bug - free and certified. This heat treatment certificate is valid in international trade (export-import).
Once the ISPM-15 standard is Implemented, the custom inspection authorities at the ports of entry of imported goods will verify and confirm if the Wood Packaging Material (WPM) is adequately marked with the ISPM-15 official stamp and that the unique codes of the stamp are recorded in the official database of the Regulating Authority. We also have one of the companies in India to introduce Hot stamping (heat branding) of Wooden Pallets. This type of hot stamping (heat branding) leaves a definite and permanent mark on the wood (unlike ink stamps). This additional service of pallets heat branding is available to our clients at a nominal extra cost.
Unique codes such as the one on top are provided by the Dept. of Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQS), Govt. of India. We have necessary approvals and certifications (including the unique code) required to provide Wood Heat Treatment Services. We can process hundreds of pallets per ISPM-15 standards every day in our state of the art kiln facility.