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Heat-treated pallets, often referred to as "HT pallets" or "heat- treated wood pallets," offer several benefits that make them a prefered choice in various industries, especially for international shipping. Here are some key advantages of using heat-treated pallets.

International Compliance

Heat-treated pallets are treated in accordance with the ISPM 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) regulations. This treatment ensures that the pallets are free from pests and pathogens, making them suitable for international shipping. Many countries require ISPM 15 compliant pallets to prevent the spread of pests and diseases across borders.

No Chemicals

Heat treatment involves heating the wood to a specific temperature, usually around 56 degrees Celsius, for a set period. This process effectively eliminates pests and pathogens without the need for chemical pesticides or fumigants, making heat-treated pallets a safer and more environmentally friendly choice.


Heat-treated pallets tend to be more durable than untreated pallets. The heat treatment process stabilises the wood, reducing the risk of warping, cracking, or splintering. This durability ensures that heat-treated pallets can withstand the rigors of transportation and storage.

Widespread Acceptance

Heat-treated pallets have become the industry standard for international shipping. They are widely accepted at ports and customs offices around the world, reducing the risk of delays or rejection of shipments due to pallet non-compliance.


The heat treatment process is highly controlled and standardised, ensuring consistent quality across all heat-treated pallets. This consistency is essential for businesses that require uniform pallet dimensions and performance.

Reduced Liability

Using heat-treated pallets can reduce a company's liability in cases where contamination or pest infestation is traced back to the pallets used for transportation or storage.

Black Country Pallets prides itself in its environmentally friendly approach and on a yearly basis aims to recycle more pallets, in a bid to save the environment as well as save you money.

Environment agency registered waste carrier and broker. Black Country Pallets are fully accredited by the environment agency; to clear, carry, and dispose of your waste. 

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