Wooden Packaging Glossary

Wooden Crate: A wooden container used for shipping and storing goods. It provides protection and support for fragile items during transportation.

Wooden Case: Similar to a wooden crate, a wooden case is a sturdy container made of wood, often used for shipping delicate or valuable items.

Pallet: A flat transport structure, typically made of wood, used to support goods in a stable manner while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, or other lifting equipment.

Plywood Box: A container made of plywood sheets, typically used for shipping goods that require a stronger and more durable packaging solution.

Plywood: A type of engineered wood made from thin layers of wood veneer glued together. Plywood is strong, versatile, and commonly used in construction and packaging.

Crating Timber: Timber specifically chosen and processed for use in constructing crates and boxes. It provides the structural integrity necessary for safe shipping.

Heat Treated Timber: Timber that has been treated to eliminate pests and pathogens through heating. This treatment ensures that the wood meets international regulations for phytosanitary standards in shipping.

Onsite Packing: Packing services provided at the location of the goods, rather than at a separate facility. This service can save time and ensure that items are packed securely for transportation.

Timber Base: A wooden platform or foundation used as the bottom part of a crate or case. It provides stability and support for the contents during shipping.

Shrink Wrap Service: A packaging service that involves wrapping goods with a plastic film and then applying heat to shrink the film tightly around the items. This process secures the contents and protects them from dust, moisture, and tampering.

Custom Crating: Tailored packaging solutions designed to meet the specific needs of individual items or shipments. Custom crates are built to fit the dimensions and requirements of the goods being transported.

Export Packing: Packing services that comply with international shipping standards and regulations, ensuring that goods are securely packed for transportation overseas.

Crate Assembly: The process of constructing wooden crates or boxes for packaging goods. Crate assembly involves measuring, cutting, and fastening wood pieces together to create a sturdy container.

Crate Design: The planning and layout of a crate's structure to optimize protection and space efficiency. Crate design takes into account the size, weight, fragility, and mode of transportation of the goods.

Blocking and Bracing: Techniques used to secure items within a crate or container to prevent shifting and damage during transit. Blocking involves placing objects to prevent movement, while bracing reinforces and stabilizes the load.

Moisture Barrier: A material or coating applied to wooden crates to protect the contents from moisture and humidity during transportation and storage. Common moisture barrier materials include plastic liners and waterproof sealants.

Fumigation: The process of exposing wooden packaging materials to gas fumigants to eliminate pests and insects. Fumigation is often required for international shipments to prevent the spread of pests across borders.

Shock Indicator: A device attached to crates or packages to detect and indicate if the shipment has experienced excessive shock or impact during transit. Shock indicators help identify potential damage to goods and improve handling practices.

Load Capacity: The maximum weight that a crate or container can safely carry without risking damage or structural failure. Load capacity is determined by factors such as crate design, material strength, and intended use.

Certification Terminology

To operate as timber and wooden packaging supplier in Australia, specific certifications are required. Here’s a quick explanation of the certifications we hold:

ISPM-15: ISPM-15 refers to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (2019): Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade'. It is the international standard for regulating the movement of timber packaging and dunnage through international trade and aims to prevent the global spread of timber pests.

AWPCS: The Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS). This is a certification scheme developed to enable Australian treatment providers and wood packaging manufacturers to produce wood packaging material to meet ISPM requirements.

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