Certifications

Cratex is committed to staying a leader in the industrial packaging industry. Our product is certified, our facility is safe and our employees are the most trained and knowledgeable in the industry.

  • ISPM / IPPC
  • CWPCA
  • Dangerous goods
  • COR Safety Certification
  • Air Cargo Security

Wood packaging is essential for the protection and movement of cargo around the world and represents a large group of products such as crates, pallets, hoods, blocking & bracing materials, dunnage, skids and reels. Although wood packaging is important to global trade, it has been scientifically recognized that wood packaging is a significant pathway for the introduction and spread of quarantine pest around the world.

Various levels of government and industry have worked to develop a harmonized plan to control the spread of quarantine pest. In March of 2002 the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) adopted the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No.15 (ISPM 15). This standard identifies the minimum mandatory treatment requirements and a marking system for wood packaging materials.

The IPPC is an international treaty organization that works to prevent the international spread of plant diseases. It was created in 1952 by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Over 50 countries currently participate in the program.

The Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program (CWPCP) is the system that certifies Canadian facilities to construct wood packaging products in accordance with the phytosanitary requirements of ISPM 15. Cratex Industries is a certified member of the CWPCP and as such must maintain a quality management system and complete regular audits to ensure Cratex continues to meet the standards of the ISPM 15.

The CWPCP is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and administered by the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association (CWPCA).

For more information please see ISPM on our resources page.

Cratex Industries is a member of the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association, and abides by the industry code of conduct for wood manufacturing companies in Canada.

Dangerous goods are commodities that when shipped pose a risk or danger to people, animals or environment.

Here at Cratex industries we are committed to providing our customer with code and regulation specific packaging and documentation of IATA (AIR), IMDG (SEA) and TDG (LAND) transportation.

Dangerous Goods fall within 9 classes. Cratex Industries has certified personnel on site to be able to determine which of the 9 classes that your product falls under.

Class 1-Explosives

Class 2-Gases
2.1-Flammable Gas
2.2-Non-Flammable Gas

Class 3-Flammable Liquids

Class 4-Flammable Solids
4.1-Flammable Solids
4.2-Spontaneuous Combustibles
4.3-Dangerous When Wet

Class 5-Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
5.1-Oxidizers
5.2-Organic Peroxides

Class 6-Toxic (Poisonous) and Infectious Substances
6.1-Toxic Substances
6.2-Infectious Substances

Class 8-Corrosives

Class 9-Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

We are committed to find the most effective way to package and transport your material with time restraints and with cost effectiveness in mind.

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is given to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards.

Certificates are issued by Certifying Partners and are co-signed by Alberta Employment and Immigration.

  • Cratex Industries achieved our COR in 2006 and has continued to maintain an impeccable safety record to this day.
  • Cratex is a member of the MHSA Safety Association.
  • Cratex must pass a safety audit annually to maintain our COR.

More info on our training & commitment to safety:

For contractor packages including WCB, Insurance, Training records and a copy of our current COR please contact us.

For information on becoming certified contact the Government of Alberta

Transportation Canada approved in both locations offering air cargo screening via the approved “physical search” method.

Our Staff have been trained by industry leaders in the field to effectively screen your air cargo for any compromises and certifying that your cargo is safe and secure.

Our continued internal and external audits ensure our procedures are secure and up to date.