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Weather Protection, HEAT PACK

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72 and 96 hour avail

Using a heat pack in a perishable package during cold weather is a common practice to prevent the items inside from being exposed to potentially damaging low temperatures. This is particularly important for shipments of plants, live organisms, or other perishable goods that may be sensitive to cold conditions. Here's why a heat pack may be used:

  1. Temperature Regulation:

    • Certain perishable items, such as plants or live organisms, may be adversely affected by exposure to cold temperatures during transit. A heat pack helps maintain a more stable and suitable temperature inside the package.
  2. Cold Protection:

    • Cold temperatures can cause damage to sensitive plants or other perishables by freezing, chilling, or slowing down metabolic processes. A heat pack helps prevent these negative effects and ensures the items arrive in good condition.
  3. Survival of Live Organisms:

    • Live plants, insects, or other organisms in transit may not survive if exposed to prolonged cold conditions. The heat pack provides a controlled source of warmth to help maintain the required temperature range for the survival of these organisms.
  4. Customer Satisfaction:

    • Using a heat pack demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction, as it shows that the shipper is taking steps to protect the quality and condition of the shipped items. Customers are more likely to receive their goods in a healthy and viable state.
  5. Compliance with Regulations:

    • In some cases, regulations or shipping guidelines may require the use of heat packs for specific types of shipments, especially those involving live plants or animals.
  6. Transit through Cold Regions:

    • Shipments passing through colder regions or during winter months may face exposure to low temperatures, especially during transit and handling. The heat pack helps counteract the potential chilling effect.

When using a heat pack, it's crucial to follow the instructions provided by the heat pack manufacturer and ensure that the chosen heat pack is appropriate for the duration of the shipment and the sensitivity of the items being transported. Additionally, proper insulation and packaging materials are important to distribute the heat effectively and protect the contents from any direct contact with the heat source.