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The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Leather Goods During Transport

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Leather is a delicate and sensitive material that can be easily damaged by excess exposure to detrimental factors such as moisture, humidity, contamination, oxygen levels, and extreme temperatures, which is very common during long durations of storage, packaging, and transportation of leather goods during export. That is why protecting leather goods during transportation across long distances is very important.

By using premium quality desiccants when storing leather goods, they can efficiently adsorb high amounts of moisture and humidity and keep the goods dry and in their best conditions.

Desiccants help by preventing the formation of mold, mildew, and bacteria, which can seriously harm leather and leather goods and make them unfit for use or sale. They do this by absorbing excess moisture and keeping an environment that is dry and clean. 

By using desiccants during transport and according to proper packaging and handling regulations, you may greatly lower the chance of damage and guarantee that your leather items reach their destination in the best possible shape.

Efficient Storage and Transportation of Leather Goods

Leather has been used for centuries and is a highly versatile and durable material used to create a wide range of goods, from clothing and accessories to furniture and home decor. Suitcases and handbags, wallets, belts, men's and women's shoes are usually made, packaged, and transported across borders and long distances to be sold in the global market. They need to be well stored, packaged, and transported to ensure they remain so efficient from the time they are manufactured to the time they are used up and throughout their shelf life.

Since leather is quite a porous material, it can absorb some amount of moisture/humidity from the surrounding environment especially when stored or transported for long durations, which can lead to mold growth, staining, and weakening of the leather fibers. Leather that has been exposed to too much moisture may also swell and deform. Even simple factors such as high temperatures lead to the leather getting dry and starts to crack while low temperatures can make the leather rigid and breaks easily. Leather goods can also be scratched, punctured, or physically damaged during transport without proper packaging and safety.

The Role of Desiccants in Protecting Leather Goods

The presence of excess moisture levels in the surroundings can lead to a lot of damage to leather goods. By effectively controlling the humidity levels within the packaging and transport process, desiccants can help preserve the quality and longevity of leather items.

High Moisture Absorption: Desiccants, such as Silica Gel and Clay, are designed to absorb moisture from the air, maintaining low humidity levels in the enclosed storage spaces such as containers and shipping boxes. This helps to prevent moisture damage to the stored leather goods.

Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth: By controlling humidity levels, desiccants prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause damage to leather such as, discoloration, unpleasant odors, and degradation of the leather material.

Protecting Leather from Moisture Damage: Leather is highly susceptible to moisture damage, which can cause it to lose its natural oils, texture, and flexibility, leading to cracking, hardening, and loss of shape and texture. Desiccants help to prevent this damage by maintaining a dry environment.

Preserving Leather Quality: Desiccants can greatly help to preserve the quality of leather goods by maintaining the required and optimum humidity levels inside the shipping containers, which prevents the growth of mold and mildew and ensures that the leather remains in its best quality.

Inert, Sustainable, and Non-Toxic: Desiccants are inert in nature, sustainable, and non-toxic, making them a safe choice for protecting leather goods as they do not react or alter the leather goods quality.

Effective in Controlling Humidity: Desiccants are effective in controlling humidity levels, which is essential for maintaining the quality of leather goods. They can absorb up to 300% of their weight in moisture, and can also be regenerated for multiple use.

Easy to Use: Desiccants are easy to use and can be placed in boxes or containers with leather goods to absorb moisture and prevent damage.

Long Shelf Life: Desiccants have a long shelf life, making them a convenient choice for protecting leather goods over extended periods of time.

Compliant with Industry Standards: Desiccants are compliant for use with leather goods and follow the necessary regulations and compliances of the leather goods industry during the storage and transportation of leather goods across borders.

For most leather goods, silica gel and clay desiccants are highly effective and easy to use. Silica gel packets are ideal for general use, while you can also choose to use Desiccant bags, or Desiccant strips for use during transport. We are the global manufacturers and suppliers of premium quality desiccants for protecting leather goods during transport.

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