Wooden packaging is required to be heat treated according to the ISPM15 standard to combat wood-borne pests such as the Pine Wood Nemetode or the Asian Longhorn Beetle.
Compliance with ISPM15 requires a legible mark, which contains the producer ID, and the method of treatment. Surprisingly, many companies use very basic marking techniques which don't result in a clear mark, and risk product returns for non-compliant marking, the need to re-mark pallets at the customer's premises, or compensation claims where goods are held up at the port of entry.
For marking pallet blocks with the ISPM15 stamp, Timbermark has a range of systems, which provide reliable, crystal-clear marking. Our inkjet marking systems offer high quality printing on all grades of surface coupled with flexibility, speed and low running costs. Our non-contact printers can successfully print on misaligned, cracked, curved or composite blocks so that every stamp is compliant.
In addition, Timbermark systems allow you to offer custom designs, including logos, production dates or stock numbers printed directly onto the wood, which enables you to satisfy customers' non-standard marking requirements, or offer additional services to add value to your product.
High-resolution print system
The high-resolution system prints in sharp detail, allowing the operator to change the printed message by pressing a few keys on the controller.
Our block printing conveyor system marks the blocks as they pass along the conveyor in front of the print head. It can also be installed in-line with a block cutter, reducing labour costs and providing marked blocks at the outfeed of the operation. Pre-marking the blocks saves you time in the assembly operation, ensuring a more efficient production process.
A two-head system is available for marking both sides of a pallet on an automatic nailing line. For this application we include a module to select a different message on each block, printed as the pallet moves through the system. Unlike branding, there is no need to stop the pallet, giving the possibility to improve line output where branding is a bottleneck.