Pallets for materials handling -- Quality of new wooden components for flat pallets

ISO 18333:2014 gives guidance on minimum recommended timber quality characteristics. It is applicable to new stringers, stringerboards, blocks, and deckboards used for flat wooden pallet assembly. ISO 18333:2014 does not address the phytosanitation and safety problems, if any, associated with the use of these components.

Palettes pour la manutention et le transport de marchandises -- Qualité des composants neufs en bois pour palettes plates

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 18333
Second edition
2014-07-01
Pallets for materials handling —
Quality of new wooden components
for flat pallets
Palettes pour la manutention et le transport de marchandises —
Qualité des composants neufs en bois pour palettes plates
Reference number
ISO 18333:2014(E)
ISO 2014
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ISO 18333:2014(E)
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ISO 18333:2014(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Species ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

5 Quality characteristics.................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6 Moisture content of components ......................................................................................................................................................... 3

7 Preparation of pallet components ..................................................................................................................................................... 3

7.1 Manufacturing tolerances .............................................................................................................................................................. 3

7.2 Deckboard chamfer ............................................................................................................................................................................. 5

7.3 Stringer notches ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

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ISO 18333:2014(E)
Foreword

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The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 51, Pallets for unit load method of materials

handling.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 18333:2002), which has been technically

revised.
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ISO 18333:2014(E)
Introduction

Efficient international transportation of products depends on both pallet strength and functionality,

or fit, to the material handling systems. Existing International Standards address issues of strength

and some issues regarding functionality of pallets. However, major issues related to the minimum

material quality and manufacturing and repair workmanship are not addressed in current International

Standards. These factors can significantly impact the efficiency of international unit load material

handling practices.

The purpose of this International Standard is to establish internationally recognized minimum

acceptable quality levels for wooden parts commonly used for the assembly of timber pallets. These

parts are stringers, stringerboards, blocks, and deckboards. The properties of these components affect

pallet performance.
There are four related International Standards:
— ISO 15629;
— ISO 18333;
— ISO 18334;
— ISO 18613.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 18333:2014(E)
Pallets for materials handling — Quality of new wooden
components for flat pallets
1 Scope

This International Standard gives guidance on minimum recommended timber quality characteristics.

It is applicable to new stringers, stringerboards, blocks, and deckboards used for flat wooden pallet

assembly.

This International Standard does not address the phytosanitation and safety problems, if any, associated

with the use of these components.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 445, Pallets for materials handling — Vocabulary

EN 844-3, Round and sawn timber — Terminology — Part 3: General terms relating to sawn timber

EN 844-9, Round and sawn timber — Terminology — Part 9: Terms relating to features of sawn timber

EN 844-10, Round and sawn timber — Terminology — Part 10: Terms relating to stain and fungal attack

EN 844-12, Round and sawn timber — Terminology — Part 12: Additional terms and general index

International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (ISPM 15), Regulation for wood

packaging material in international trade
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 445, EN 844-3, EN 844-9,

EN 844-10 and EN 844-12 and the following apply.
3.1
bark pocket
bark that is partly or wholly enclosed in the wood
3.2
boxed heart
pith that is present and not visible in any face or edge
3.3
decay
disintegration of the wood substance due to actions of wood-destroying fungi
3.4
exposed pith
pith that is visible on a part or the full length of a face or on an edge
3.5
face shake
fissure showing on a face and possibly at the end
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3.6
fungal decay
biodeterioration caused by fungi
3.7
heart shake
radial end shake originating at the pith
3.8
intergrown knot

knot that, on the surface considered, is intergrown with the surrounding wood for more than three

quarters of its cross-sectional perimeter
3.9
oblique shake
fissure at an angle to the arris, showing on a face and/or an edge
3.10
resin p
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