WHAT DO THOSE PALLET STAMPS MEAN?
Have you ever wondered what the hell those Stamps on the side of Pallets mean!?
Well, they tell a story of Globalisation and a Connected World…
– The IPPC logo is the ‘International Plant Protection Convention’
a standard for wood packaging in international business
– The Country of Origin / Manufacture. NZ, AU, MX = Mexico,
CN = China, PL = Poland etc
– The Treatment Classification (if any)
DB = DeBarked
HT = Heat Treated
MB = Methyl Bromide (A Pesticide banned in Europe and
Japan but still used in NZ, even at the Port of Tauranga to
– The Manufacturers Company stamp and Code
The good news is that 99.9% of Pallet Wood that we come across in NZ has no chemical treatment present.
We still learn new Country Codes each week – Even last week, after 1.5years of believing that ‘AE’ was Argentina, we found out that it is actually ‘Arab Emirates’…unbelievable but true!