29 Jun '14, 2pm

The Pallet Pavilion, #Germany #reusing #recycling #art #design

International regulations require pallet manufacturers to treat pallet wood either by using chemicals (MB) or heat (HT). A pallet marked with HT (see right) means it has been heat treated or kiln dried. HT pallets are generally safe although the products shipped on them may have contaminated the wood. You should NOT use pallets marked with MB. Only use pallets marked with HT but reject a pallet if it smells, looks oily or is stained. Having selected your HT pallets always wash the planks you've selected with soapy water and allow them to dry before you start your project. To avoid using contaminated wood, be sure to confirm the origin and use of a pallet. Pallets used locally for materials such as textiles or paper products are safest. The pallet stamp pictured right has three parts. The upper text describes the country of manufacture (GB - Great Britain) followed by the m...

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