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The Advantages of Repairing Wood Pallets

Wooden pallets are used in nearly every type of shipping, especially in the agricultural industry. Whether the goods are delivered by plane, truck, boat or train, they are usually stacked on top of pallets to help make them easier to move. As a result,  many of the pallets experience wear and tear throughout the process. They can break, become damaged, or just become unsuitable for ongoing use. Fortunately, wood pallets are recyclable and repairable.

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No Date Yet for New U.S./Canada Wood Pallet Rules

No Date Yet for New U.S./Canada Wood Pallet Rules

Our customers who ship to Canada have asked us when the agreement allowing non-heat-treated pallets for shipments between the U.S. and Canada will end. The short answer is we don’t know yet.

Here’s the story. For many years, the U.S. and Canada have allowed companies to make shipments between their countries using wooden pallets that weren’t heat treated. That applied as long as the wood used for the pallets came from the U.S.

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Reheat and Re-Stamp: Rules for Recycled Export Pallets

Reheat and Re-Stamp: Rules for Recycled Export Pallets

Our customers who export products often ask if they can reuse a repaired pallet without going through the whole heat treatment (HT) and certification stamping process again. For exporters in the U.S., the answer at present is no.

At PalletOne, we follow the HT and stamping standards for export pallets as outlined in ISPM-15. (In case you’re wondering, that stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade.) In the U.S.,

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