The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international plant health agreement,
established in 1952, that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the
introduction and spread of pests.


The use of unprocessed wood can spread pests by introducing non-native species into the environment. Many countries, including China and Mexico as well as the European Union, require compliance with the IPPC's ISPM 15 standard before a container can be imported. American Box and Crating, Inc. is a member in good standing with the Timber Products Inspection Heat Treatment Program, accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee, and is in compliance with the ISPM 15 standard.

To qualify, the wood's core must be heated to a temperature of 132.8 degrees for 30 minutes. We also maintain required documentation to show the origin of the wood and certify its compliance. The wood can then be stamped with a Heat Treatment mark like the one below:

This heat-treated wood is used in all of our box and crate constuction.

Our use of heat treated wood is one of the reasons American Box & Crating, Inc. has never had an international shipment held up at port or refused, and a good reason to choose us for your next shipment.

More information can be found here.


Phone 972.245.8000 - Toll Free 1.844.488.4424


American Box & Crating, Inc.
1825 Monetary Ln. Ste 112 Carrollton, Texas 75006