Boxes and crates are not the same. If the sheathing of the container (plywood, lumber, etc.) can be removed, and a framed structure will remain standing, the container would likely be termed a crate. If removal of the sheathing resulted in there being no way of fastening the lumber around the edges of the container, the container would likely be termed a wooden box.
The strength of a wooden box is rated based on the weight it can carry before the cap (top, ends, and sides) is installed. "Skids" or thick bottom runners, are sometimes specified to allow forklift trucks access for lifting.
ISPM 15 - Heat Treated Wooden Box
Heat-treated Wooden Box
Pokar Enterprises complies with the strictest international heat-treatment standards (ISPM-15), guaranteeing the annihilation of all larvae and parasites that may be present in the wood used to produce our wooden pallets and crates. Heat-treatment is different than kilning; as heat-treatment completely eradicates any living organisms in the wood, whereas the goal of kilning is to simply dry the wood.
Our thorough heat-treatment process meets the strictest international standards (ISPM-15) and offers the following benefits to our clients:
1) Our heat-treatment process is recognized by all countries participating in the Wood Packaging Certification program
2) Your packaging weighs less and offers significant cost savings due to the reduction in moisture content from the heat-treatment process.
3) Any parasites (in all life stages) found in the wood are destroyed
4) Your cargo is permitted to move freely across all continents
5) The risk of cross-contamination of shipped products is eliminated
Pokar Enterprises guarantees that our wood packaging products meet and exceed the most stringent hygienic and sterilization standards currently enforced in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries today.
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