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The Wood Industry Helps the Ozone Layer

by Valley Box Company on Wed, Aug 8, 2012

The wood industry avoids contributing the depletion of the ozone layer through a wood heating process that completely eliminates the use of methyl and other harmful chemicals. Not only does this non-chemical based process not harm our atmosphere, but it also assures the health of all eco systems.

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Methyl bromide is a toxic gas and has been identified as contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer and is being phased out in all applications except for fumigation of wood packaging materials. Methyl bromide is an odorless, colorless gas that has been used as a soil fumigant and structural fumigant to control pests across a wide range of agricultural sectors.

In 1999, an estimated 71,500 tons of synthetic methyl bromide were used annually worldwide:

  • 97% of this estimate is used for fumigation purposes
  • 3% is used for the manufacture of other products.

Of the 71,500 tons of synthetic methyl bromide 75% of the consumption takes place in developed nations:
  • 43% United States
  • 24% Europe
  • 24% Asia and the Middle East
  • 9% Latin America and Africa


The wood industry chooses to use Universal’s heat treatment capabilities, a completely safe and effective method of complying to ISPM 15 standards, unlike methyl bromide, which is a toxic gas.Valley Box's offers a wide variety of sustainable earth friendly wood packaging solutions.  
Visit our “Wood Containers” page to learn more!

 
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