Heat Treatment

Oak Creek Wood Heat Treatment ProcessHeat treatment is an important addition to wood pallets and crating because it sanitizes wooden materials and meets international shipping standards, allowing the export of goods.

The heat treatment process is designed to sanitize and kill live insects and thier larvae that may lurk in wooden pallets and crates, also preventing mold growth and infestation during shipping. While wooden shipping materials can be treated with chemicals, heat treating is safe for storing and shipping goods while also protecting the global supply chain from contamination.

Heat Treatment Process

Oak Creek Wood Products has certified heat treatment capabilities. In specialized kilns that fit all sizes of shipping pallets, we bring our wood pallets and crates up to temperature and keep them there long enough to sanitize the wood. Our experts monitor the entire heat-treating process to ensure a quality product that conforms to all international shipping standards.

ISPM-15 Standard for Heat Treatment

The ISPM-15 Standard for phytosanitary measures requires that wood pallets or crates used for exporting purposes are treated to kill any wood-borne pests. The most widely used method to comply with ISPM-15 is heat treatment. This is achieved by maintaining a constant core temperature of 135°F for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Ready to improve your commercial shipping processes? Want to expand your business with international shipping? Let Oak Creek Wood Products be your supplier for quality heat-treated wood pallets and crates.