The wooden materials used ensure ISPM 15 conformity and can therefore cross any border without problem. For the export-oriented German companies, this represents a considerable advantage over their competitors!
The construction of ProCase flight cases is made by using a multi-layered, bonded birch wood, ABS plastic and steel fittings. The external shell is therefore extremely robust. An interior partitioning is another quality feature of the logistics containers. This partitioning is carried out according to customers’ wishes and the requirements of the goods to be transported, with materials such as foam inlays, cushioning and plywood retainers, hard foam or needle felt. Anti-slip runners under the container take care of the pallet requirements and make possible the use of fork lift trucks or hand lifts. Lockable rollers can also be fitted, making in-house manoeuvrability easier.
The standard sizes are geared to meet those formats used by air or sea freight. What makes ProCase products special is that the dimensions can be suited exactly to requirements. This means that special sizes are no problem for the manufacturer, even for one-offs. ProCase have not only gained customers’ world-wide but their confidence in being a first class supplier of packing solutions, too. The cases are used mainly for transporting sensitive equipment and apparatus used in industries such as measuring equipment, medical equipment, presentation and event management etc. ISPM conforming system containers are available in both small and large series.
ProCase is also present at this year’s Fachpack exhibition in Nueremburg, Germany, between the 25th and 27th November and will be showing new as well as their existing, tried and trusted packing solutions.
Background information to IPPC-ISPM15
The abbreviation ISPM stands for the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures introduced by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The IPPC belongs to the food and agriculture organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
The ISPM 15 standard serves to protect the regional flora and fauna against foreign pests which can be introduced by wooden packing systems. Should this happen, these pests would not have any natural enemies and would quickly become a plague in the new environment. More and more countries are making this standard an import regulation while China, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Chile and India have already done so. From 1st April this year, this regulation comes into force in Japan. The standard says that crates made of solid wood can only be imported after a fumigation process using a methyl bromide insecticide or after heat treatment. Exporters who do not have conformity to the ISPM 15 regulation face an expensive procedure at the border and in extreme cases can be faced with an import ban. System containers made from processed wood do not come under the ISPM 5 regulations.