KD HT Certifications
PEFC (Chain of Custody)
VANSPEC is certified with The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
IPPC mandates that wood packaging used in international trade must be treated to guard against the distribution of unwanted pests. For a Canadian exporter, this means shipping product to any country other than the United States.
Heat treating (HT) is a pasteurizing process. Kiln dried (KD) is moisture reduction. Your lumber can be just KD or HT-KD. Lumber that is just KD is not eligible for IPPC certification.
Any type of packaging such as pallets, boxes, skids, crates, heavy/light packaging or supporting material (dunnage) made from raw wood materials must have been made from wood heat treated to a core temperature of 56°C for 30 minutes (either before or after manufacturing).
More information can be found at Canadian Food Inspection Agency website..