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ISPM 15 Compliance: Blackberry Pallet + TPI Verification

At Blackberry Pallet, we understand the importance of international shipping regulations. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure our pallets meet the ISPM 15 heat treatment standard, safeguarding against the spread of harmful pests and diseases. Today, we'd like to take you behind the scenes and show you how we achieve this using our state-of-the-art Kiln-Direct direct gas heating pallet kiln.

raw materials for ISPM 15 GMA Pallets for sale

Stringent Wood Inspection: Quality Starts at the Source

Before any wood enters our kiln, it undergoes a rigorous inspection process. We meticulously check each piece for:

  • Bark: Even small amounts of bark can harbor pests, so we remove it thoroughly using specialized equipment.

  • Pests: Our trained inspectors visually examine the wood for any signs of insect or fungal infestation.

Precise Pallet Loading: Optimizing Airflow for Even Heat Distribution

Once the wood passes inspection, it's time to load the kiln. We utilize a specific staggered pattern that maximizes airflow throughout the chamber. This ensures that every pallet receives consistent heat treatment, eliminating any potential dead zones where pests could survive.

Pallet kiln loaded with ISPM 15 GMA pallets for sale

Exceeding ISPM 15 Standards: 140°F for Guaranteed Peace of Mind

The ISPM 15 standard requires heat treatment at a minimum core temperature of 56°C (133°F) for at least 30 minutes. At Blackberry Pallet, we exceed these requirements by heating our pallets to 140°F for the duration of the treatment cycle. This extra buffer provides an even greater margin of safety and ensures complete pest eradication.

Kiln-Direct Technology: Efficiency and Precision

Our Kiln-Direct direct gas heating pallet kiln is a marvel of engineering. It utilizes direct gas-fired burners for rapid and efficient heating, ensuring consistent temperatures throughout the treatment cycle. Additionally, advanced sensors and controls monitor the process in real-time, allowing us to fine-tune settings for optimal results.

Digital Documentation: Real-Time Monitoring and Detailed Reports

Our Kiln-Direct technology is equipped with advanced sensors and software that meticulously record every aspect of the heat treatment cycle. Every temperature fluctuation, humidity change, and even airflow movement is logged in real-time, resulting in comprehensive reports available for your review.

Building Confidence: Partnership with Timber Products Inspection

Blackberry Pallet understands the importance of independent verification. That's why we've partnered with Timber Products Inspection (TPI), a leading provider of inspection and certification services for the wood packaging industry. TPI regularly audits our facilities, monitors our heat treatment processes, and ensures we consistently meet the stringent requirements of ISPM 15. Their independent certification provides added peace of mind to our customers, guaranteeing that their shipments will arrive safely and pest-free.

Blackberry Pallet: Committed to Quality and Compliance

At Blackberry Pallet, we're committed to providing our customers with the highest quality pallets that meet and exceed international shipping regulations. By employing stringent wood inspection procedures, precise loading techniques, and exceeding ISPM 15 heat treatment standards, we ensure your shipments arrive safely and securely.

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We hope this behind-the-scenes look has given you a deeper understanding of our commitment to quality and compliance. If you have any questions about our ISPM 15 heat treatment process or our Kiln-Direct technology, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to chat about pallets!

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