The premium standard guarantees that the pallets are air dried, under cover, for a minimum of 14 days and that the supplier is achieving 95%+ conformity.
The new standards have been drawn up after a research programme into pallet wood drying and the avoidance
of mould and staining, carried out by Napier University on behalf of Timcon.
Gil Covey, Managing Director of Unit Pallets, commented:
“This new standard is a major step forward for the timber pallet sector and Unit staff were very much involved in
conducting studies on drying batches of new pallets at UPL’s Golborne factory. In all, over 15,000 moisture content readings were taken during the study!”
il went on to explain that there has been a serious problem dealing with pallet customers concerns about mould and stain especially in the food and beverage sector.
“The new standards will go a long way to alleviating many of these issues and we are delighted that Unit Pallets is the first UK company to receive accreditation.”
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