Are you aware of the risks for your PET packaging ?
Do you know how to preserve the quality of your packaging ?
PET packaging is great because it's :
- and strong.
To make sure your packaging stays that way, you need to follow some basic rules.
What risks ?
Poor transportation or storage conditions can affect the quality of your containers or even make it unusable.
The main risk for your PET packaging is the risk of deformation.
Which best practices to implement ?
Here are some best practices to protect the properties of your packaging.
Best practice no. 1 :
PET container is not designed to be heat-resistant.
If exposed to direct sunlight or excessive heat, PET packagings contract and become deformed. To avoid this risk, you need to:
- Protect them from direct sunlight, including through windows and skylights
- Keep them away from sources of heat
- Never expose them to temperatures above 40° C (104° F)
Best practice no. 2 :
- Store it in a clean, dry place
Best practice no. 3 :
- Never place it in direct contact with the wall or too close to the roof of the warehouse
A concrete example: the magnifying glass effect
Deformations caused by the sun often occur on items positioned in the middle of the pallet.
This is because when the sun hits the packaging on the edges of the pallet, the magnifying glass effect causes the temperature to rise sharply in the middle of the pallet, deforming the items located there.