Tips on damage prevention
Basic instructions for using desiccants
- The goods need to have a barrier/film or box to prevent humidity from entering.
- Make sure that the barrier/foil or box has no holes that let humidity in. The thicker the film, the less humidity migrates through it. Multilayer barrier film is thicker than PE.
- Also cover the pallets with film to prevent moisture from coming through the bottom.
- Use as little moisture-retaining material (such as wood or cardboard) as possible inside the packaging.
- Do not use any moist wood or pallets.
- Distribute desiccant bags evenly in the upper part of the packaging. Humidity moves upward with warm air.
- Avoid any direct contact of the desiccant bags with goods that are sensitive to moisture, if possible. A slight transfer of moisture is possible if there is direct contact with the bags when they are saturated.
Additional instructions for cargo containers:
- Check the containers for:
- unsealed doors, and
- other damage
- Distribute desiccant bags evenly in the upper part of the container and also near the doors.
Additional instructions for storage:
- Use a dry storage location, if possible.
- By adding an indicator the moisture content can be checked quickly.