IPPC, ISPM 15, Lumber, Crates, Wood Pallets, Wooden Skids
IPPC International Standard for Solid Wood Packaging ISPM-15
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Over One-hundred countries have signed onto an International Plant Protection Convention IPPC, ISPM15 agreement that creates a uniform system to control pests in wood packaging material (WPM) – both hardwood and softwood – used in international trade. The standard is called International Standard for Phytosanitary Measure 15 or more commonly “ISPM 15.” Under ISPM 15, all WPM (such as pallets, crates, boxes, and dunnage used inside ocean containers) must be ,
• Heat treated to a minimum wood core temperature of 56ºC for a minimum of 30 minutes. This is Atlas Wood Products method.
IPPC Stamped or Certified Lumber
Atlas Wood Products has received several inquiries regarding the purchase of IPPC stamped or certified lumber.
The IPPC stamp can only be used on completed wood packaging or Knocked Down Crate Kit by any IPPC ISPM 15# wood packaging manufacturer. In addition, wood packaging purchased in retail lumber yards using HT stamped wood does not meet the ISPM 15 IPPC requirement. The finished wood packaging, crate, pallet, wooden skid must have an official IPPC stamp on the opposing sides that’s licensed to that wood packaging manufacturing facility.
ALL WOOD USED FOR EXPORT PACKING MUST BE STAMPED COMPLIANT TO THE IPPC ISPM 15 STANDARD.
Ippc ISPM 15 Dunnage
Definition of Dunnage
We have received several inquiries regarding dunnage.
Dunnage is defined as “wood packaging materials used to secure or support a commodity, but which does not remain associated with the commodity.”
This definition has been the source of much confusion. To try to resolve the confusion, we spoke to our http://www.NELMA.org inspector. .
Atlas can provide its customers with IPPC Dunnage stamped lumber to be used outside of a commodity such as blocking and bracing in an ocean container. However, dunnage stamped lumber may be used to block and brace inside of a crate, on a pallet or skid. If you need additional lumber to be used inside of a crate or on a skid, we will provide you with this blocking as part of that crate or skid order. The lumber will be Dunnage IPPC stamped,.We apologize for any difficulties this may cause. It’s our goal to make sure your product arrives to its final destination on time, safely and securely
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