Moisture has many adverse effects on various products. Staining, water damage, corrosion and bacterial or fungal growth - these are the reasons why moisture typically isn’t welcome in many products. After all, who wants to receive their orders in less than pristine condition?
Your storage area might have suitable humidity and temperature suited to your product, but you can’t always say the same for your consumers and distributors. Changes in temperature and humidity, which can happen during transportation, can lead to moisture.
In warding off moisture, consider using the right packaging supplies for your products. Here are the tips on keeping your goods dry during transport and storage.
Install a climate control storage unit.
Some storage and transportation units have climate controls that help you manage the temperature and relative humidity in the area. With this, you can maintain even and specific environmental factors to protect your products. The downside? They can be expensive. Want to know what’s even more expensive, though? Replacing damaged products.
Desiccants are hygroscopic substances that help absorb moisture. Most packaging suppliers in Australia sell silica gel sachets as desiccants. Perfect for isolating moisture and keeping it away from products, silica gel sachets can be used when packaging various products including food.
Stretch wrap and pallet covers for pallets.
During transport, use pallets to make it easier for your delivery/shipping partner to transport your goods. To protect your products from the rain and water splashes, use pallet covers, pallet shrink films and stretch wrap.
Protect wood from the elements with timber wraps
When storing and transporting timber, wrap them in specialised timber wraps. Durable and waterproof, these wraps are suitable for outside use.
Shrink wrap electronics
After boxing up electronics, use external shrink wrap to preserve the integrity of the boxes. When sealed with shrink wrap, your packaging gets added protection from minor water splashes.
Use dry, sturdy corrugated cardboards.
While some might think that corrugated cardboards easily warp with moisture, some variants are pretty sturdy and effective in keeping the dampness out of your product. When transported atop pallets and wrapped with stretch wrap or pallet shrink films, corrugated boxes provide reasonable moisture protection for dry areas and temperate climates.
Reduce transport time.
Transportation time can affect the relative humidity inside and outside your packaging. Additionally, the integrity of some packaging materials decline when stored for a few months. Try to reduce the time it takes for your consumers to receive your products.
Coordinate with your logistics/delivery partner.Your logistics/delivery partner plays an important role in ensuring that your products are in tiptop shape when they reach your consumers. Ask them about their transportation methods and how to better protect your product. With their help, you can stow your products in the driest part of the vessel or plane. Some delivery systems even have climate control settings to ensure that temperature and humidity are regulated to suit your product.
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