Effective Tips for Summer Packaging

Sun brightening in the summers is something we all love to see. However, the product packaging may need to be resistant to the higher temperatures. If you are packaging the items such as chocolates, meat and other perishable products, you are going to have to pay attention to the packaging which could resist the impact of climate change on products.

Below mentioned are some tips to help you avoid the damages and repackaging.

Identify the items which can perish

According to International Air Transportation Association (IATA), any shipment that contains items which can deteriorate over a period of time after being exposed to harsh environment can be referred to as perishable good. These items are largely foods and plants. If you are dealing with the shipping of such items, you have to make sure that you are in contact with the shipper which can handle these items in the way these items need to be handled.

Plan ahead

If your products are sensitive to harsh temperature changes and you do not have the services of specialized shippers, you will need to plan for the shipping of those items well ahead of time. Good news is that we have UPS and FedEx that provide temperature-controlled shipping for specific items. You only have to ask for the services ahead of time.

Clear labeling

While you can package your perishable products using the quality materials to keep them safe, they are not going to be safe until you label them appropriately. The handlers of shipments need to know that they are going to have to take care of the packages. And these labels are going to tell them regarding what they need to do in order to keep the products safe.

Packaging materials

It would be worth mentioning here that certain materials are sensitive to certain climates. Therefore, you need to know about the requirements of packaging materials so that you could avoid using the climate-compromised materials.

Watch out for compromised packaging

Before using any kind of packaging, make sure that it is not compromised in any way. There are a few ways you can check for the compromised packaging, especially during summer. You can look out for a few issues in order to reduce the risk of pesky rewraps.

  • If the rolls of shrink films start sticking with each other, they can cause issues in the packaging of products. You need to avoid using such films because they can lead to problematic packaging of products.
  • A packaging film exposed to extreme heat can start sagging or drooping along the edges. They may also seem to have the uniformity of their shape lost. Make sure that you are storing the films in controlled temperatures to avoid such issues. And you need to avoid using the films with such issues.

Discuss with your supplier

In order to find out the best packaging solution, you need to discuss with the supplier. They need to know about the temperature and overall environment of your packaging setup in order to suggest the best packaging solutions.

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