Summer Heat and Packaging Films

The temperature inside the production and packaging facilities rises drastically during summer. The reason you don’t want this temperature to rise in the production unit is that the heat can spoil the items you are packing. And the reason you don’t want the temperature to rise in the packaging unit is that you don’t want the packaging process to face issues. The biggest impact of heat appears on the packaging films kept in packaging facility.

Tips to keep PVC away from heat

The first thing that you have to take into the account here is that you need to keep the PVC away from heat but you also need to make sure that it is not getting frozen.

  • First of all, you will need to find the coolest spot in your warehouse to keep the PVC and packaging films. This coolest place must not be a refrigerator. The lowest portion of the pallet racks is the best place where you can keep these films. You have to make sure that you are not keeping films in direct sunlight. And you will also have to arrange this storage place away from the area which gets hot due to packaging operations. This way, you will be able to ensure the usability of packaging films for a longer period of time.
  • While you may be convinced about not putting packaging films and rolls in the hot places, you have to make sure that you are not placing these packaging materials in extremely cold temperatures. The freezing temperatures can hamper the ability of PVC and shrink film to stick around the product. These cold temperatures can also cause damage to the packaging materials. If you are packaging frozen foods, you can use a high quality polyolefin film instead.
  • While storing the packaging film for future use, you are going to have to make sure that those films do not get sticky during the time they are kept in the storage. The stickiness of those films means that they have received heat. If you have found two rolls placed together stuck with each other, you need to avoid using those rolls because they are not going to provide optimal packaging of the products. Therefore, you will need to find cold rolls to use.
  • A packaging film which has seen too much heat while being stored may begin to sag from the edges. There may also be bagging on the film. If you are using such films, it is going to mess up the tracking on packaging machinery. These issues can affect the entire packaging process quite badly.

Remember, keeping the packaging film safe from extreme temperature changes is an absolute necessity.


Author: Roger Mcdermott

Spent college summers supervising the production of bongos in Orlando, FL. Enthusiastic about getting to know shaving cream in Orlando, FL. Prior to my current job I was researching soap scum in Africa.

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