When you have to ship products that have a high moisture content or that may be damaged if moisture gets to them, you should use moisture barrier bags as a part of the packaging. However, not all moisture barriers are created equally or will work for every situation. This may mean that you need to keep a couple of different types available for packing different products. To ensure that your packages arrive with your products intact and in the same condition as when they left your plant, here are a few things to consider.
Why the Barrier is Needed
If you are shipping high-moisture products, the need is to keep the package from leaking anything. This could be food items, beauty products, or household cleaning supplies. While the products are probably in a container that will hold in the moisture, problems arise if a container breaks or accidentally opens. Now you risk damaging anything else in the shipment.
What is Being Packaged
Some moisture barriers will work great for water, but not for oils or grease. Products that contain chemicals will need even different barriers to keep the chemicals from possibly eating through the packaging. If you are shipping electrical components, be sure that the bags are not only a moisture barrier but are also anti-static. While moisture can destroy electric devices, so can any type of static. When you call to order the bags, ask to speak with someone who can help you make sure the ones you are getting will work with what you plan on putting in them.
Do not forget about the climate of where you are, where the products are going, and what they might pass through on the trip. The vehicle carrying them might not have any type of climate control. This means that if they will be traveling through an area of high humidity they could potentially be damaged by the moisture in the air. In addition, a very dry climate may cause the moisture in the products to evaporate. Dry climates are also more prone to static that can damage electrical products.
You put a lot of thought, time, effort and money into the products you create. Do not skimp on the packaging for shipping. Just because you put something in a box does not mean it is going to be safe. Moisture barriers should also be a part of the packaging.
For moisture barrier bags, contact a company such as KNF Corporation.
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