Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Heat-Treated Pallet

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Aug 9, 2018 2:28:52 PM

A heat treated pallet is one made from wood that has been heat treated prior to assembly. Heat treatment is a process whereby lumber is heated in a closed chamber until it reaches a core temperature of 56°C for at least 30 minutes in order to kill pathogens such as insects, fungi, or micro-organisms.  It is ideal for export purposes, as it helps reduce the spread of wood-born diseases and organisms into new countries.