Euro-pallets

Here you can find some detailed information about the Europool-pallet (UIC-standard 435/2).

Europaletten

 

We are offering the following euro-pallets

  • used (second class) EUR-pallets (mixed: EPAL, ÖBB, DB…)
  • used (first class) EUR-pallets (mixed: EPAL, ÖBB, DB…)
  • as good as new EPAL-pallets dried and with IPPC-treatment

Technical information of Euro-pallets: category: 4-way flat pallet tare weight: approx. 20 – 24 kg (according to the moisture content of the pallet) static lifting capacity: 1.500 kg dimensions: 1200mm X 800mm x 144mm 2 outer feather-beds (1200 x 145 x 22) 2 inner feather-beds (1200 x 100 x 22) 1 middle feather-bed (1200 x 145 x 22) 3 beds between (800 x 145 x 22) 2 outer floor boards (1200 x 100 x 22) 1 middle floor board (1200 x 145 x 22) 3 blocks (145 x 145 x 78) 6 blocks (145 x 100 x 78) 78 nails All nails used for the assembly of euro pallets have markings on their heads consisting of 2 letters as shown in the example on the image below. europalettennagelkopf The euro pallets have three stamps on each of the two blocks of the elongated sides (in total 6 stamps per pallet). The images below (left to right) show the stamps of an EPAL-pallet without IPPC-treatment. Europalettenstempel

FAO – IPPC – ISPM 15 – “Heat Treatment”

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is subject to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) and regulates using the contract according to international law (since 1952, by now with more than 160 member states) the import regulations and quarantine agreements for solid wood. The aim of the IPPC is to prevent the import and international spread of pests and plant diseases found in solid wood. To standardise these import regulations the IPPC published “guidelines for the regulation of wooden packaging in international trade” or International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No.15. Underneath you can see the image used for IPPC-treated loading tackles or tackles which do not require IPPC-treatment for the export (e.g. plastic pallets). ispm15 The ISPM is needed for

  • solid wood packaging which should be imported from non-EU countries into the EU
  • solid wood packaging which should be imported from EU countries into one of the 150 member countries

There is no demand for ISPM 15 within the EU. Plastic pallets or compressed wood pallets (e.g. INKA-pallets) do not require IPPC-treatment.

IPPC-treatment – procedure and stamp

ispmHeat treatment involves heating the pallet up to a core temperature of 56° C for a minimum of 30 minutes, in order to permanently dispose parasites or wood-destroying pests. These pallets are labelled through an additional stamp (see image).

Stamp definition

DE … ISO-code for Germany BW … officially published labelling for the approval of the responsible authority 4931003 … registry number of the factory which manufactured or treated the used the wood for the wooden packaging HT … applied procedure: Heat Treatment (56° core temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes) DB … debarked DB … Deutsche Bahn, railway company which awarded the license for the manufacturing of the pallets 057 … manufacturing number 4 …year in which the pallet was produced 06 … month in which the pallet was produced If the stamp is situated on the middle block of the elongated side of the euro pallet, it implies that the heat treatment was applied by the manufacturer directly after the production. However, if the IPPC stamp is situated on the middle block of the shorter side of the pallet, it implies that the heat treatment was applied subsequently. The stamp on one-way pallets or special pallets can be situated anywhere.