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.
NEW ISPM-15 BARK RESTRICTION
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).
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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!
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