Explaining ISPM-15

Fetter Logistics is an ISPM-15 certified facility. ISPM-15 is the international standard for heat treated and fumigated wood products. All products manufactured at Fetter Logistics are certified for export worldwide. For reference the ISPM-15 standard and country regulations follow. Contact a Fetter Logistics representative today for further information or for your next crate/pallet.  Detailed information may be found here.  http://www.tpinspection.com/export-wood-packaging.htm

The ISPM-15 standard allows for two treatment options of wood products:

1. Heat Treatment (HT): Wood packaging material should be heated in a schedule that achieves a minimum core temperature of 56°C for a minimum of 30 minutes. The American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) administers the US certification program for heat treatment.

2. Methyl Bromide (MB) Fumigation: The wood packaging material should be fumigated with methyl bromide. The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) has been tasked by the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to administer the fumigation program.

Dunnage must also be ISPM-15 compliant. The ISPM-15 standard has a specific mark for dunnage. If lumber is cut up for use as dunnage, that lumber should be marked every two feet so at least one such mark will be on all dunnage components.

ISPM 15 requirements apply to all species of coniferous (softwood) and non-coniferous (hardwood) packaging materials.