Since 2001, many foreign countries have implemented strict rules and regulations related to the treatment of wood packaging material allowed into their countries in an effort to control the risk of pest infestation. Heat treatment specifications are set in ISPM-15 of the IPPC regulations pertaining to the use of solid wood packaging material in export applications.
These regulations apply to both coniferous (softwood) and non-coniferous (hardwood) lumber. All lumber listed in our crating grade lumber inventory is kiln dried/heat treated to a minimum core temperature of 133 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of 30 minutes. This heat treatment exceeds the standards in ISPM-15. Heat treatment is performed at the mill where the lumber is manufactured and each piece is mill stamped HT or KD/HT as required. We will use this lumber to construct your skid or crate and when finished we will stamp your crate with our certified crate stamp needed for overseas shipping.
Any lumber used as dunnage, or blocking that is not attached to the crate must be stamped with a "Certified Dunnage Stamp". We also offer this service.
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