Diversified Crating is certified under the ISPM 15 standard. We assure that our heat treated stamp appears on each crate in its proper location.
Heat Treated Crates
Diversified Crating & Packaging, Inc. observes wood packaging regulations for export crates in manufacturing all our heat-treated crates. We are IPPC certified (International Plant Protection Convention) and meet ISPM 15 standards (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15).
All heat treated wood shipping crates and bases going overseas are stamped with our HT certification stamp. We can also provide paper certification upon request.
For more information about ISPM 15 wood packaging export regulations, follow the link below to the USDA website here. Per ISPM 15 standards, all wood dunnage (blocking) must be heat treated as well.
For a list of countries that require wood packaging regulations, follow the link below to the USDA website here.
We apply our dunnage stamp to all our heat treated crates.
Customers frequently ask what the exact ISPM 15 standards are for wood packaging materials and when heat treating is required for shipping crates. The text below is quoted from the USDA website and elaborates on the standards and the classifications of wood packaging material:
Wood packaging material or WPM is also called Non-Manufactured Wood Packing (NMWP) or Solid Wood Packing Material (SWPM) defined as "hardwood and softwood packaging other than that comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool, etc., which has been created using glue, heat, and pressure or a combination thereof used in supporting, protecting or carrying a commodity (includes dunnage)."
Examples of WPM includes pallets, skids, pallet collars, containers, cratings/crates, boxes, cases, bins, reels, drums, load boards, dunnage.
Our customers frequently ship out of the Port of Long Beach or the Port of Los Angeles, but we can accommodate other locations upon request. If you need of a heat treated wooden crate or any in-air freight from LAX and Orange County (John Wayne International Airport), please call.
For any questions you may have regarding heat treated export crates, call us today!
For additional images on heat treated crates please click here.