Moisture level in wooden pallets
Target moisture content: The mean range 15% to 22%. Pallets made from a single timber species, air dried for 14 days before kilning to a target moisture content of 15 to 17% (monitored by at least 6 moisture sensors in the kiln) and stored after drying in a ventilated shed.
THE DANGERS OF HIGH MOISTURE LEVELS IN WOODEN PALLETS
Wooden pallets are favoured for both transportation and storage solutions by a variety of industries. They are lightweight in comparison to many materials, durable, affordable and easy to stack in order to maximise space. However, facilities that have used wooden pallets have become increasingly aware of the dangers and disadvantages of high moisture levels in wood pallets. Not only can moisture cause the wood to attract mould and decay, but it can warp the overall size, structure, and integrity of the joints.
Mould and Mildew
Heightened Risk of Splitting and Warping
Product Damage – Corrosion of Metal Products
Universal application - Can be placed directly on goods or hang