From now on, EWS The Netherlands (besides Belgium) is certified to carry out ISPM 15 heat treatments. ISPM 15, International Phytosanitary Measure 15, is an international regulation regarding the treatment of packaging wood against insects. All packaging wood destined for export, has to be treated in accordance with ISPM 15. This rule is necessary to prevent the spread of detrimental insects. Wood that is ISPM 15 treated, can be recognised by the IPPC mark.
The only allowed treatment for ISPM 15 at the moment, is heat treatment. That’s why in The Netherlands, we have a heat treatment room. In here we heat up wood to a core temperature of 56°C for at least 30 minutes. Because of the heat, all insects in the wood are killed effectively in every life stage (including eggs).
We carry out ISPM 15 treatment on:
- Wood crates
Would you like to know more about our ISPM 15 treatments or have you got questions? Go to ISPM 15 or contact us!