Why and How to protect your goods from Damp and Corrosion?

2 min read 21 December 2023

In the world of global commerce, efficient and secure packaging is crucial to ensure that products reach their destination in pristine condition. The challenges of domestic logistics are one thing, but international shipping is a whole new ball game. At RAJA UK, we understand the importance of safeguarding goods during export, particularly when transported by sea. Protecting goods from dampness and corrosion is crucial to ensure their quality and longevity during transit. Dampness and corrosion can cause irreversible damage, promote mould growth and cause oxidation of products. So let’s take a look at some of the key products and options you can utilise to protect your goods in transit.

Silica Gel and Desiccants

One of the key tools in combating dampness and corrosion is the use of desiccants. Desiccants are substances that have a high affinity for moisture, effectively absorbing excess humidity in the surrounding environment. Silica gel is a commonly used desiccant that can be placed inside packaging or containers to absorb moisture and prevent condensation on goods.

Anti Corrosion Paper

Another effective method of protection is the use of anti-corrosion paper. Anti-corrosion paper contains chemicals that release vapours which create a protective layer on metal surfaces, preventing rust formation. This type of paper can be used to wrap individual items or line packaging boxes, providing an additional layer of defence against corrosion. For a less chemical alternative, waxed paper is also an option. Waxed paper provides lamination that blocks against oil and dirt.

Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap is another popular option for protecting goods from dampness and corrosion. The tight seal created by shrink wrap acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing it from reaching the products inside. Additionally, shrink wrap provides added protection against physical damage during transportation or storage.

Utilising desiccants such as silica gel, anti-corrosion paper, and shrink wrap can significantly reduce the risk of damage caused by moisture or corrosive elements. By implementing these protective measures, businesses can safeguard their products throughout the supply chain and deliver them in optimal condition to consumers.

Need help optimising your company’s export business? Why not get in touch with us on 0800 542 44 28 or visit www.rajapack.co.uk  and we can find you the best solution possible for your business.

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