ISPM-15 Standard

Since March of 2002, the IPPC or International Plant Protection Committee has set guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade.  The ISPM-15 Standard applies to both softwood (coniferous) and hardwood (non-coniferous) packaging.  Both types of wood must be heat treated to 56 degrees C for thirty minutes.


The ISPM-15 Standard is ever-changing and can be quite confusing. Call us today for the current list of countries requiring ISPM-15 and to learn how you will be affected.


ISPM-15 HT Stamp


Schaefer is a licensed ISPM-15 Heat Treatment Facility, and can help your shipments avoid big problems at international docks.
The image to the right is our

on-site kiln that can heat treat up to 600 standard size pallets

(48 x 40) in a 4-hour time period.

Gang Saw in Action
Lumber Cutting Station
Cut to size Ply
Hard at work in the Box Shop
Placing boards in the Viking Nailer
Our Fleet
Hardwood Cants
Whirlwind pop-up saw
Viking Nail Machine
Make & Hold Pallet Inventory
Pallets leaving for customers
Specialty Boxes
Shipping Boxes
Final Assembly of Crates

Schaefer Box and Pallet Company

11875 Paddys Run Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

(513) 738-2500

Lumber Cutting Station