Heat Treating

As of a hard deadline in 2005, all exported wood products to other countries must be compliant with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) international ISPM 15 standards.

In 2005, Taylor Made Pallets became the first pallet company in South Texas to own and operate a heat chamber in order to provide this service to our customers.  Our Heat-Treating program is monitored by government agencies and you can be assured our HT Stamp will enable your product to easily pass inspections at foreign borders.

ISPM-15 Requirements:


Compliance with ISPM-15 for wood packaging materials allows for two treatment options:

Heat Treatment (HT): Wood packaging material should be heated in a schedule that achieves a minimum core temperature of 56oC (133oF) for a minimum of 30 minutes. The American Lumber Standards Committee administers the U.S. certification program for heat treatment

Methyl Bromide (MB) Fumigation: The wood packaging material should be fumigated with methyl bromide. NWPCA has been tasked by the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to administer the fumigation program.


For the latest information on international treatment requirements, please visit the US Department of Agriculture Website