Heat treatment certified under ISPM 15 is inexpensive and effective way to get rid of pests!



Freshly cut or sawn wood can attract various kinds of pests. If wood which is infected with pests is delivered to the buyer, it can cause serious harm to the recipient. The point to thermal processing is to destroy the pests which may be present in the wood and to prevent their spread through wooden packaging materials.


There are several effective methods for the destruction of pests, but heat treatment is the most commonly used method. The wood is heated to a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius and kept at that temperature for half an hour. That is the cheapest and most effective way to get rid of pests. The process can be handled separately, or included as a part of the drying cycle for wood.


Upon request, AB Timber Group is able to treat sawn wood according to International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15), which was developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood used to ship products between countries. Its main purpose is to prevent the spread and international transport of disease and pests that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems. ISPM 15 affects all wood packaging material like pallets and crates requiring that they be either debarked, heat treated or fumigated. As a mark of compliance all packaging materials under ISPM 15 should be marked with a stamp indicating the treatment method, the manufacturing country and the number of the certified manufacturer. AB Timber Group is certified according to ISPM 15.

  • Heat treatment is the cheapest and most effective way to destroy pests.
  • AB Timber Group is certified under ISPM 15.
  • All packaging materials under ISPM 15 are marked with a special stamp.


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