Our timber pallets can be produced in a number of ways, including heat treated to ISPM 15 standards, tanalised, dressed or sawn. If you’re unsure what these mean, read on.
Tanalised wood is timber which has been impregnated with a specific type of preservative solution and put through pressure treatment. It provides lasting protection against insects, rot and fungal decay, and is resistant to leaching. Tanalised timber will usually last 30 years outside and 60 years inside.
Dressed wood is lumber which has been put through a planing machine, resulting in smooth surfaces on any or all sides.
Sawn wood refers to the process of converting logs into usable timber. The wood may be plain sawn, which is when a log is sawn without adjusting its position, or it may be quarter or rift sawn which has been sawed in such a way that the wood’s annual rings are perpendicular to the sides of the timber.
Finally our ISPM 15 timber has been treated with heat, and is suitable for international shipping – you can read more about the process on our ISPM 15 page.
Wherever possible we purchase our timber from renewable sources.