Wooden pallets typically consist of three or four stringers that support several deckboards, on top of which goods are placed. In a pallet measurement the first number is the stringer length and the second is the deckboard length. Square or nearly square pallets help a load resist tipping. Two-way pallets are designed to be lifted by the deckboards.
Four-way pallets, or pallets for heavy loads (or general-purpose systems that might have heavy loads) are best lifted by their more rigid stringers. These pallets are usually heavier, bigger and more durable than two-way pallets.
Pallet users want pallets to easily pass through buildings, to stack and fit in racks, to be accessible to forklifts and pallet jacks and to function in automated warehouses. To avoid shipping air, pallets should also pack tightly inside intermodal containers and vans.
ISPM 15 - Heat Treated Wooden Pallets
Heat-treated Wooden Pallets
Pokar Enterprises complies with the strictest international heat-treatment standards (ISPM-15), guaranteeing the annihilation of all larvae and parasites that may be present in the wood used to produce our wooden pallets and crates. Heat-treatment is different than kilning; as heat-treatment completely eradicates any living organisms in the wood, whereas the goal of kilning is to simply dry the wood.
Our thorough heat-treatment process meets the strictest international standards (ISPM-15) and offers the following benefits to our clients:
1) Our heat-treatment process is recognized by all countries participating in the Wood Packaging Certification program
2) Your packaging weighs less and offers significant cost savings due to the reduction in moisture content from the heat-treatment process.
3) Any parasites (in all life stages) found in the wood are destroyed
4) Your cargo is permitted to move freely across all continents
5) The risk of cross-contamination of shipped products is eliminated
Pokar Enterprises guarantees that our wood packaging products meet and exceed the most stringent hygienic and sterilization standards currently enforced in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries today.