We are pleased to say (and demonstrate) that we follow the best practices and standards of the industry when it comes to packaging and woodwork with wood for shipping..
Packaging and Carpentry with Wood to accommodate shipping is everything we do, so we only use TREATED Wood that fully meets the requirements of the ISPM15 Regulation.
¿What is ISPM15?
It is a set of phytosanitary regulations set by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC, for its acronym in English) that establishes the NECESSITY of the treatment of wood that is used for packaging in international trade.
The treatment is that the wood must be heated until its core reaches 56 ° C for at least 30 minutes.
Other acceptable options within Regulation ISPM15 is the Chemical Treatment to Wood and Fumigation prior to its use in Transportation. However, the most widespread option is the Heat Treatment described in the previous paragraph.
All the wood that has been treated can be recognized by a mark or stamp that certifies that said wood has been treated, this trademark shows the country where the treatment was made, the Certification Number and the Heat Treatment Code which is HT in addition to the acronym IPPC.
Packaging Without Certification HT.
If the packaging has wooden components that are more than 6mm thick and do not have the HT Certification Box, it is necessary to CHANGE the packaging with another one made with wood that has HT treatment and has the HT seal that certifies
Repairs with treated wood.
Frequently there are cases of wooden packaging that are deteriorated and require repairs to continue travel to destination. Said packagings can be Boxes or Pallets.
REPAIRS have to be made with treated wood and they also have to exhibit the Treated Wood Use Certification Certificate
Wooden Packaging that Does Not Require Certification ISPM 15.
- All packages that have less than 6mm wood.
- All the packings that are Processed Wood (Agglomerates) that in their processing use Resins, Pressure, Heat or a combination of said elements. Example: Plywood, OSB, etc.
The convenience of using treated wood.
Wood can be easily infected with pests, these pests passing from one country to another can mean true catastrophes. That is the reason why it is convenient for wood packaging to comply with the standards established by the ISPM-15 regulation. Although this is a legal requirement, it is something that we are pleased to fulfill in order to guarantee a better world.
Once the Heat Treatment has been done at a level that will kill any plague that may be dangerous, we stamp (without additional charge) the seals that certify it, and this will not only reassure you, but also ensure the entry of your exports to countries that have concerns about the importation of pests.
The Risk of Use of Wood Without Treatment ISPM-15
In extreme cases of detection of shipments with untreated wood, the goods can be reloaded back to the Port of Departure, which can mean a lot of time and money for the exporter.
In Crating Express we are members of the Treated Wood Use Inspection Program, we make sure not to disappoint our clients and we fully comply with the regulations regarding the use of Treated Wood in ALL wood packaging we produce, and most importantly: No we charge more for it.
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