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Heat treatment

Great number of good that Ukraine exports is transported in wooden packaging and containers. Nevertheless, not all containers are a good fit for export abroad.

According to the requirements of the International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No 15 (ISPM-15), wooden pallets and european pallets must be sterilized.


Two forms of sterilization are provided for wooden packaging, heat treatment and chamber drying. Heat treatment is the most common form of wood sterilization. During this procedure, euro pallets receive the special certification symbol “IPPC”, which looks like an ear of wheat.

 

This certification symbol indicates:

  • ISO country code

  • unique certification number issued to the treatment provider

  • treatment applied to the wood packaging material

Our company provides heat treatment services in compliance with the requirements of ISPM-15. Heat treatment of wood and saw timber ensures the death of wood-borne pests and that the threat of bugs has been eliminated.

Also, treatment to the ISPM 15 standard is accompanied with a stamp or marking on the sides of the pallet. When pallets are treated, the stamp is made with the help of the paint or fire. Only after previous treatment and marking are wooden pallets ready for use and transit packaging.