Important regulations for packaging made from Solid Wood IPPC standard

Many countries have enforced quarantine regulations in place to protect their native forests from the introduction of wood pests. In order to prevent the proliferation of differing import regulations, ISPM 15 is used as an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries to prevent the international transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems.
With effective from 01 July 2010, any wooden packing material is required to fumigate with heat treatment (HT) to a core temperature of 56°C for at least 30 minutes, for example by kiln drying (KD), Chemical pressure impregnation (CPI) or methyl bromide (MB) depending on concentration, duration and temperature provided that the above-stated specifications are achieved. Full details of procedure can be download from below.