Moisture damage is a risk factor in any supply chain. It is caused by excessive moisture in product packaging and transport units.
Uncontrolled moisture is a destructive force during transport and storage and leads to
- MOLD / MILDEW
- WARPING OF THE PACKAGING
- DETERIORATION AND MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT
- STAINING AND DISCOLORATION
- BAD ODOR
Molds play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter in nature. Mold spores are often found in the air and in dust. Molds need two basic conditions for optimal growth: moisture and nutrients.
Corrosion can cause structural damage to a product, but even mild corrosion affects the commercial value of a product. Water is the most common catalyst for corrosion.
Deformation, product deterioration, and malfunction describe the mechanical or electrical failure of materials, products, or packaging. Excessive moisture causes loss of strength, warping or staining and can cause components to malfunction. Discoloration and odor affect the market value of goods and require costly removal upon acceptance of the shipment.