ISPM 15 / KD-mark
Heat treatment, marking of timber packaging with ISPM 15
Growing numbers of countries are demanding that wood packaging material crossing national borders is treated in accordance with ISPM 15. This means the core of the timber is heat-treated to 56 º C for a period of at least 30 minutes. The timber is treated in order to eliminate damage caused by pests.
Drawn up by the IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention), the ISPM 15 standard is referred to by many nations and is successively being integrated into state legislation.
Aven is licensed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture for marking in accordance with ISPM 15.
Aven holds a license issued by the Swedish Board of Agriculture which entitles us to mark our pallets with this stamp:
SE-X708 is Aven Forsa’s licence number.
SE-C729 is Aven Sandby’s licence number.
NO-972 013 366 is Aven Holmestrand’s licence number.
HT (Heat Treatment) refers to treatment of the timber’s core, without drying, to at least 56º C for a minimum of 30 minutes.
KD (Kiln Drying) refers to heat-treated timber which has also been dried at an average moisture ratio not exceeding 20%.
DB (DeBarking) refers to timber which is debarked.
Please note that compliance with ISPM 15 is mandatory for HT and DB, but non-compulsory for KD.