Are you creating a perfect environment for mold growth? If you are using stretch wrap this summer, the answer might be yes!
Mold is one of the major issues that all pallet users face. This is especially true during the hot humid summer months. Stretch wrap can make a mold problem worse and even cause the mold to transfer onto your product. There are some things to consider if you are running into issues with mold.
Wrapping your wooden pallets with stretch wrap in the summer can create the perfect environment for mold growth. Under some conditions, the moisture trapped within a stretch wrapped load can cause mold on all packaging materials and possibility even your product. This can create cost issues.
The stretch wrap practices that worked during the winter may need to be modified for the summer. While it is possible to use stretch wrap in warmer temperatures, your unit load practices should be carefully monitored. This will help ensure your pallets and your products remain mold free.
Is mold affecting your pallets or products? You might need to reconsider your unit load methods in the summer. Let us know the issue by commenting below.
Post by: John Clarke, Technical Director
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