Export Pallets

    Recently Tylenol was recalled due to consumers reporting a moldy, musty odor that was associated with nausea and stomach pain.  The smell was traced back to a chemical called 2,4,6 - tribromoanisole or TBA
    TBA & tribromophenol (TBP) are wood preservatives used by some countries to control insects, fungi and bacteria in lumber.  TBA is not a registered pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) & therefore, it is not legal for sale or use in the United States.
Century Pallets utilizes Heat Treating.  Heat treating is the only 100% chemical free method to treat lumber.  This is a treatment process that heats the lumber to a core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes.

    In addition to the heat-treating regulation, the IPPC has implemented a new ISPM 15 that puts restrictions on the amount of bark present on wood packaging material for export.

Bark pieces less than 3 centimeters (about 1 inch) wide with no length restrictions will be allowed.

          If the bark is greater than 3 centimeters wide, then the total surface area of the piece of bark must be less than 50 square centimeters (about the size of a credit card).

                Click Here for Bark Restriction Examples 

Don't take chances on your international shipment being rejected due to non-compliant pallets.  Let the experts at Century Pallets help guide you through the export hassles!

Century Pallets manufactures licensed heat-treated pallets to comply with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, publication 15 (ISPM-15) set by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

All of our heat-treated products, carry IPPC's official heat-treated mark. This mark signifies that our heat treated wood packaging material is ISPM 15 compliant, ensuring all shipments will be accepted into any country abiding by these regulations.


If you export goods to any of the 133 countries implementing ISPM-15, all export pallets, crates, boxes and solid wood packing (SWP) dunnage needs to be either Heat Treated (HT) to a core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes, Methyl Bromide fumigations (MB) or use Chemical Pressured Impregnated lumber (CPI)


Heat-treatment is clean, safe and devoid of toxic chemicals such as methyl bromide or CPI. Methyl bromide has been identified as contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer & is being phased out in all applications except for fumigation of wood packaging materials.

Century Pallets chooses heat-treatment over other methods as a completely safe & effective method of complying with ISPM 15 standards


Century Pallets can accommodate this additional constraint which is a requirement that has been implemented by some countries.

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