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Are heat-treated pallets safe? Here we will explain the benefits of heat-treated pallets. If there safe? and how we heat-treat our very own high-grade pallets that we delivery straight to customers.

We are delighted to announce that we have a continuous supply of En-mass production of pallet blocks. Made from our very own block machine. Which are used on our very own pallets that we supply for companies around Europe.

Are heat-treated pallets safe?   

heat-treat stamp

There are five main types of pallet treatment. Heat Treated pallets, Chemical Treatments, Fungicides, Untreated pallets (not for export) and pressure- treated wood pallets. Which is a rare specific client request. Due to recent studies the safest method when treating pallets is the heat treatment method. Thanks to a very low moisture content, heat treated pallets also reduce the risk of product contamination from mould and bacteria growth.

How are they safe for our environment?

Heat treated wood pallets can be constructed with sustainably- sourced and recycled wood, making them more environmentally sustainable than plastic. So, they can be reused and recycled for much longer than standard untreated wood pallets. Furthermore, heat treated pallets protect the environment by reducing the spread of invasive species. Heat treated pallets are safe and non-toxic. Since they are treated with heat only, heat treated pallets pose no risk of exposure to toxic fumes.

What are the Benefits of heat-treated pallets?

stack of heat-treated Euro pallets

While heat treated pallets often come at a higher price point compared to non-treated pallets. Heat treating offers many advantages to both customer and carrier.

For example, maintaining a fleet of certified heat-treated pallets for your international shipments reduces the risk of load rejection and shipping delays and ensures a fast, efficient, and a safe supply chain. Also, with less risk of mould and bacteria growth, heat treated pallets maintain their strength and integrity and will not rot easily. Because of this, heat treated pallets can also be reused over and over again, with a longer lifespan than untreated wood pallets.

The weight of an average wood pallet is anywhere from 30 to 80 pounds, with more durable pallets weighing more as they use more wood. Heat treatment takes the moisture out of new wood, which lightens the pallet. While heat treatment doesn’t cause a dramatic loss in weight, when many pallets are being transported at once. The weight savings can add up, resulting in lower fuel usage for loads that cube out and more product in each load for those that weigh out.  Which results in contribution to sustainability and the economy be using less fuel.

How do we heat-treat our pallet blocks?

TIPCI Euro pallet (heat-treated)

Here at TIPCI we ensure all of our new high-grade pallets are heat treated when delivered to customers.

We apply 3 possible stamps on our pallets: EUR, TIPCI GROUP, ‘GB FC1184 HT’; these stamps are shown on our New Euro sized ‘TIPCI’ pallet, New 3 Legger pallet and the New UK standard pallet.

The process involves heating the pallet to a minimum core temperature of 56°C (132.8 °F) for at least 30 minutes. The wood is then stamped to indicate that the heat treatment has been completed and complies with international standards.

How can you tell if a pallet has been heat treated?

IPPC certified heat-treated pallets are typically stamped in black ink, with the stamp surrounded by either a square or oval shape. The code on the pallet will include the letters HT.

We heat treat all our brand-new pallets to fit customer needs and to ensure there is no trace of fungus, disease, or insects that may be present in the wood.

On the whole, if you are wondering if heat treated pallet blocks are safe the answer is yes, they are. They are safest way of treatment to your pallets and consist with a number of advantages to back up why.

Keep up to date on our insights to our latest sustainable products through our shop and blog pages. If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact us. We’ll be sure to keep in touch with you and help with whatever you need.


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