Basic rules for transporting and storing your PET packaging:

Basic rules for transporting and storing your PET packaging:

April 2015 - Poor transportation or storage conditions can affect the quality of your packaging or even make it unusable. Avoid risks, use best practices!


Avoid the risk of deformation

PET packaging is great because it's transparent, lightweight, gas-tight and strong. But to make sure it stays that way, you need to follow some basic rules when it comes to storage and transportation.

PET packaging is not designed to be heat-resistant. If exposed to direct sunlight or excessive heat, PET containers contract and become deformed. To avoid this risk, it is important to:

  • Protect them from direct sunlight (including through windows and skylights)
  • Keep them away from sources of heat
  • Never expose them to temperatures above 40° C (104° F)

The magnifying glass effect

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Deformations caused by the sun often occur on items positioned in the middle of the pallet. This is because when the sun hits the packaging on the edges of the pallet, the magnifying glass effect causes the temperature to rise sharply in the middle of the pallet, deforming the items located there.


Additional recommendations

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To preserve the quality of your packaging, it is also advisable to:

  • Store it in a clean, dry place
  • Never place it in direct contact with the wall or too close to the roof of the warehouse

Recycled plastic bottles

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