Pallet Treatment :

  Guru, How-to Tips from Industry Experts: Best Practices for Ensuring ISPM-15 Compliance of Export Packaging - Export Compliance Tips: Matt McGowan of TPI shares best practices to ensure that wood transport packaging is compliant with international regulations.   (2/1/2018)

  Supplier Spotlight:The Pallet Inferno – The Machine that Dries Pallets in Constant Motion for Mold Prevention - Pallet Treating Made Easy: The Pallet Inferno dries back-to-back pallet stacks in constant motion for mold prevention and ISPM-15 heat treatment.   (6/1/2017)

  A Birthday Worth Remembering: Innovation and Quality Drive Mt. Eaton Pallet and Kiln-Direct - Mt. Eaton Pallet: Never afraid to take risks or invest in developing technology, the company served as the launch customer for the new Kiln-Direct Performance model.  (6/1/2016)

  Supplier Spotlight: Package Research Laboratory Helps Clients Save Money with Free Heat Chamber Surveys - Package Research Lab has conducted more than 100 free heat chamber surveys.  (10/1/2015)

  New Microwave Heat Treatment System Successfully Tested in Italy - Microwave Heat Treatment: Italian pallet company proves effectiveness of microwave heat treatment system for export packaging. Microwave technology saves time, money on energy and allows for in-line heat treatment. Could this technology work in the United States?   (4/2/2015)

  Coming Into Focus: ALSC Adopts HT Inspection and Mark Removal Process Modifications - Zero Tolerance No More: Pallet industry wins some policy concessions from the American Lumber Standard Committee in terms of inspection processes and mark removal for repaired pallets.   (12/1/2014)

  UK Study Identifies Best Practices & Key Lessons for Drying Pallets Manufactured from Non-kiln Dried Timber - Fight Mold: European pallet association conducts extensive drying study to prevent mold and stain growth on wooden pallets. Research finds best practices and key lessons.   (7/1/2014)

  Problem Solvers: Nyle Systems Helps Barefoot Lumber Company in Florence, Miss. Heat Treat Pallets - Pallet manufacturer lowered production costs with in-house heat treater from Nyle Systems.  (3/3/2014)

  ISPM-15 Marking 101: Stamp, Stencil, Brand or Print – Which Is Best for Your Operation? - Pallet Marking 101: An expert explains the various marking options and what are the pros and cons of the different approaches. She also offers insight into spotting a fake ISPM-15 mark.   (2/1/2014)

  Supplier Spotlight: ISK Biocides Backs up Products with Strong Customer Service - ISK Biocides provides unbeatable customer service along with its mold prevention products.  (9/1/2013)

  Problem Solvers - Excelsior Marking develops thin branding die to handle stamping during cold winter weather. It has sharp faced characters that could be reheated faster and burn deeper into the wood.  (9/1/2013)

  Proven Strategies to Inhibit Mold Growth on Pallets - Mold Prevention: Understand what causes mold on pallets and how different prevention methods work.  (6/1/2013)

  Company to Offer New Technology to Air-dry Pallets, Prevent Mold - Featured Wisconsin pallet company Lumber Sales and Products develops new technology to prevent mold using a regular 53-foot trailer van specially modified with vents and fans.  (4/1/2013)

  Major Incident Causes Changes in Canadian WPM System, Edmonton Pallet Manufacturer Kicked Out of Program - The first major public incident involving a participant in the Canadian ISPM-15 heat treatment program found to be in violation of critical procedures has raised questions about problems with the Canadian program.   (2/1/2012)

  Chemical Taint, Mold and Pallet Sanitation Update - Update on the latest developments on the concerns raised about mold and pallet sanitation.   (8/1/2011)

  Penn Pallet Completes Recycling Circle: Invests in a Biomass System to Heat Its Pallet Treatment Kiln - Penn Pallet: A family-owned pallet company has taken its commitment to recycling and reducing wood waste to the next step by installing an Abbott Vortex biomass furnace to heat one of their pallet heat treating kilns.  (7/1/2011)

  Studies Raise Questions about Some Applications of the ISPM-15 Heat Treatment Standard: Is 56/30 Good Enough? - Some studies raise questions about the effectiveness of ISPM-15 heat treatment standards, especially for treating firewood. Should regulators turn up the heat?   (10/1/2010)

  Looking for an Official Solution: Industry Confusion, Concern over Moldy Pallets - There is a growing fear in the market of regulatory intrusion. But it doesn’t appear that the FDA is looking at regulating mold treatments for pallets, according to one source.  (7/1/2010)

  Calculating the Heating Value of Wood Waste for Fueling Heat Treating Operations - Investigating various heat options to determine the profitability of turning if wood waste into heat energy for fueling a commercial heat treatment system.  (5/1/2010)

  Pallet Stamp ID Theft: Are Customers or Competitors Skirting International Regulations Using Your Identity? - Feds prosecute pallet user for falsifying marks, private lawsuit in a separate case highlights dangers of pallet stamp ID theft.   (3/1/2010)

  Letter from Ed: Your Cheating Heart… - Dr. Ed Brindley shares why he thinks the government should change the current policy requiring complete re-treating of ISPM-15 certified pallets when even one board is replaced.   (10/1/2009)

  Pest Heat Engineer Offers Treatment Insights - Heat treating experts discusses technical issues and insights on treating pallets to meet ISPM-15.   (10/1/2009)

  International Government Officials Change ISPM-15 Rules, Adopt Bark Requirement - ISPM-15 Update: International leaders add bark requirements to ISPM-15, the global voluntary pest standard for solid wood packaging. Are you compliant with the new changes?  (6/1/2009)

  Company Develops Product for Wood Pallets: E-Fusion Coating Product from X-Mold Seals Surface of Wood, Prevents Mold - X-Mold: Georgia company with experience providing solutions for mold for home building industry develops a coating product to prevent mold and mildew on wood pallets and containers.  (4/1/2009)

  Scientists Discuss ISPM-15 Changes, New Rules Loom on Horizon - ISPM-15 Update: Scientists recently met to develop emerging treatment technology and forthcoming changes to the international standard for solid wood packaging.  (12/1/2008)

  Research Shows Vacuum Treatment Effective At Killing Insects in Wood Va. Tech Seeks Okay for ISPM-15 Treatment - Researchers at Virginia Tech are investigating the use of vacuum technology as an alternative treatment method, and their test results look promising.   (12/1/2008)

  Governments Seek to End ISPM-15 Exemption; EAB Discoveries Mount - ISPM-15 Update: Canada and the U.S. are moving to require treatment of pallets and containers moving between the two countries to prevent the spread of wood-eating insects.  (9/1/2008)

  Ash-Killing Insect Spreads Eastward; Researchers Focus on Natural Predators: New Insecticide Effective Against Emerald Ash Borer - Insect Update: Despite strict quarantines in states in the Midwest, the emerald ash borer is spreading to the East; researchers look at natural predators to combat the wood-eating pest.  (6/1/2008)

  Comparing Suppliers of Pallet Heat-Treating Systems, Chambers - Heat-Treating Review: A review of advertisers that supply heat-treating systems for the pallet industry with information about various models they provide.  (4/1/2008)

  Is Mandatory Domestic Pallet Treatment Coming? Government and Industry Leaders Meet to Discuss Ramifications - Pest Regs Looming? Do we need government regulations mandating treatment for all pallets to combat wood-eating insects? Government officials, industry leaders weigh the options.  (2/1/2008)

  Letter from Ed: Will the Emerald Ash Borer Impact Your Business? - Just because you don’t have official cases of infestation means little when human activity can spread the pest so quickly. You may be EAB free one month and on the infestation list the next.  (12/1/2007)

  Drying Pallets and Keeping Them Dry Help Prevent Mold from Occurring: Fan Sheds, Chemical Dip Treatments Effective Combination for Controlling Mold - Effective control of mold on wood pallets must begin with a management commitment to a continuous, comprehensive mold control program; drying pallets is key.  (8/1/2007)

  Thinking Ahead–Letter from Chaille: Don’t Mean to Bug You - The fight to stop invasive species is no longer at the border. It is now a domestic problem. This reality is increasing the likelihood that the government may require domestic pallets and wood packaging be treated to mitigate the problem.  (5/1/2007)

  U.S. Government Takes Action, Studies Issues Regarding Pest Threats - Wood Pest Regulation Update: Overview on the latest developments in phytosanitary- related regulations. The U.S. government recently began assessing fines for imports that violate regulations. Also, it has released a report indicating that the environmental impacts of using methyl bromide for wood packagaging are minimial.   (4/1/2007)

  Timber Products Inspection Inc. A Partner to Pallet Manufacturers - Timber Products Inspection: Timber Products Inspection partners with the pallet industry to provide third-party auditing and certification services for heat-treating and more.  (2/1/2007)

  Phytosanitary Regulation Update: International Standard Rolling, Concern Raised about Recycling Issues - Phytosanitary Rules: Report on the latest developments impacting phytosanitary regulations governing wood pallets and wood packaging used in export applications.  (10/1/2006)

  New Hampshire Company a Pallet Industry Leader in the Northeast: HHP Relies on Pendu Saws, Viking Nailers, Nyle Heat-Treater to Serve NE Market - HHP: New Hampshire company, a leading pallet manufacturer in the Northeast, makes necessary investments to heat-treat pallets to meet global export regulation.  (8/1/2006)

  Hardwood Association Provides Audit Service for Heat-Treated Pallets, Lumber - NHLA HT Program: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) has been, and continues to be, intimately involved in the phytosanitary standards for solid wood packaging used for export shipments.  (5/1/2006)

  Greenpak Takes Solution-Oriented Approach to Servicing Customers: Kiln-Direct Enables Company to Move Quickly into Heat-Treating - Greenpak takes solution-oriented approach to servicing customers; Kiln-Direct enables company to move quickly into heat-treating pallets for export applications.  (3/1/2006)

  A Scientific Perspective: Expert Voices Opinion on Phytosanitary Challenges And Standards - Pallet Enterprise interviews Dr. Eric Allen, a leading scientific expert on phytosanitary issues for solid wood packaging.  (3/1/2006)

  European Union Further Delays Debarking Requirement - The EU has voted to delay the debarking requirement until 2009.  (3/1/2006)

  Treated Wood Overview — A Product Constantly Changing - Introduction of heat-treated pallets has spurred interest in treated lumber; an overview of treated lumber and wood treating options.  (3/1/2006)

  Temp-Air Provides H-T Options - Temp-Air offers the pallet industry a variety of options for heat treating wood packaging materials, making it easier and more cost effective to adhere to IPPC standards.  (12/1/2005)

  Suppliers Offer Equipment Solutions For Heat Treating Pallets, Containers - Heat-treating pallets and lumber has come to the forefront with the establishment of global phytosanitary standards; special section provides information on suppliers of heat-treating equipment.  (10/1/2005)

  Phytosanitary Update: NAFTA Countries Delay Hard Enforcement, World Powers Squabble Over Debarking, Questions Persist - Countries begin enforcing worldwide phytosanitary standard to prevent the spread of wood-eating insects in wood pallets and packaging used for export applications.  (10/1/2005)

  Doing the ISPM-15 Boogie - Markets in Transition  (5/2/2005)

  Major World Powers Move To Implement ISPM-15 - Phytosanitary Update  (5/2/2005)

  New Pallet Treatment Options Loom on Horizon - Will Vacuums, Microwaves or Radio Frequency Treatment Be the Next Big Thing?   (3/1/2005)

  Fumigation 101 - The Other Treatment Alternative  (2/2/2004)

  PalletOne Plant Gears Up for Heat-Treating - Mocksville N.C. plant adds Kiln-Direct System in order to supply heat-treated pallets  (10/1/2003)

  Heating Kiln Opens New Doors for Monroe - Pallet heat kiln from Koetter Dry Kilns serves export customers, opens new domestic markets  (10/1/2003)

  Acme Skid Adds Heat-Treating Capability - Texas pallet manufacturer turns to Brunner-Hildebrand for heat-treating chamber  (10/1/2003)

  Skid Maker Enters Heat-Treating Arena - Baldwin Mfg. turns to Boldesigns for heat-treating system for specialty skids  (10/1/2003)

  Ball Brothers Treating 80% of Its Pallets - Missouri pallet manufacturer sterilizes production with Converta Kiln system  (10/1/2003)