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3 Essential Product Protection Tips for Shipping in the Fall Season

Updated: Oct 4, 2023


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As the fall season sets in, shipping your products safely becomes paramount. With changing temperatures and potential weather challenges, it's crucial to ensure your products arrive at their destination in excellent condition. Before implementing protection measures, understand the challenges that the fall season can pose to your products:

  • Moisture and Humidity: Fall often brings lower humidity levels, which can lead to drying, warping, and cracking of natural materials.

  • Condensation: Containers used for shipping are often subject to varying temperatures as they move through different climates and weather conditions. Humid air can come in contact with the cooler walls of the container, this can lead to condensation forming on the inner surfaces. This condensation can then drip onto the cargo, potentially causing moisture damage.

Whether you're a shipper, freight forwarder or just getting started, proper product protection is essential for your shipments in the coming fall season. We've put together three tips to give your shipments the ultimate protection they deserve.


1. Choose the right packaging materials

When it comes to shipping during the fall season, choosing the right packaging materials is crucial. One option that provides optimal protection is a customized crating solution. Crates are sturdy and durable, making them ideal for safeguarding your items during transit. They offer superior protection against impact and ensure that your shipments stay intact, even if they're stacked. An additional benefit of utilizing crating for your cargo is the ability to use moisture-resistant packaging methods for safeguarding your shipment. Cratex employs shrink-wrapping techniques while incorporating desiccant packets or moisture absorbers, effectively regulating the humidity levels within a cargo.


Please bear in mind that as you choose crates for your fall shipments, it's advisable to opt for a customizable solution that accommodates the dimensions and weight of your items, ensuring a precise fit.


Additionally, think about the logistics of your shipment, such as whether it will be transported by sea, truck, or air, to determine the appropriate packing materials. By choosing the right packaging material, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fall shipments will be well-protected throughout the shipping process.


2. Consider Shrink Wrapping

When it comes to protecting your fall shipments, shrink wrapping is an essential technique to consider. Shrink wrapping involves using a plastic film to tightly wrap your packages, creating a secure barrier against moisture, dust, and other potential hazards. It provides an extra layer of protection, especially during the unpredictable fall weather. You can shrink-wrap items for shipment by sea, road, or rail, protecting them with heavy-duty UV resistant plastic that seals off your precious cargo from environmental factors such as salt-laden sea air and road grime.


In addition to protecting your items from external elements, shrink wrapping also helps in terms of logistics, ensuring that the packages stay intact during transportation. It can also prevent tampering or unauthorized access to your shipments.


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3. Corrosion Protection

Another important aspect to consider is corrosion protection. As temperatures drop, moisture levels can rise, creating a perfect environment for corrosion to occur. This is particularly important if you are shipping metal or electronic items that are susceptible to rust or damage from moisture. To prevent this, it's crucial to use corrosion protection methods such as anti-corrosion sprays and cortec films on your packages. These methods can help absorb and prevent any excess moisture and create a barrier against corrosion. By taking this extra step, you can ensure that your fall shipments arrive in the same condition they were sent, free from any potential damage caused by corrosion.


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Our commitment to delivering high-quality corrosion protection solutions is further strengthened through our partnership with Cortec. "Cratex is proud to serve as a prominent distributor of Cortec's renowned BPCI sprays and films". We are confident in providing our customers with innovative and effective products that safeguard their valuable assets. As a trusted distributor, Cratex remains dedicated to offering superior product protection and ensuring the longevity of your investments."


Why Choose Cratex Product Protection Solutions?

  • Expertise: With years of experience, we understand the seasonal challenges that products face and have tailored our solutions to address them effectively.

  • Customization: We offer customizable protection solutions to meet the specific needs of your products, ensuring maximum safety during shipping.

  • Peace of Mind: By choosing our product protection solutions, you can have peace of mind knowing that your products are in the best possible hands.

Give your shipments the ultimate protection they deserve.


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