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Shipping Conditions and Recommended Storage Conditions

Shipping Conditions

Where there may be short-term exposure (e.g.: during shipping) to conditions, other than those recommended for storage that will not affect product quality, Formedium Ltd, will ship at ambient temperature.  Ambient temperature shipping helps to control shipping costs for our customers.  Customers can request wet or dry-ice shipments, but the special handling is at the customer’s expense.

Recommended Storage Conditions

The storage conditions that Formedium Ltd’s MSDS’ and labels recommend, for products, are deliberately conservative.  For many products, long term storage at low temperatures will increase the time during which they are expected to remain in specification and therefore are labelled accordingly regarding recommended long term storage.

Controlled Refrigerator/Cooler

For Formedium Ltd products where storage is advised as refrigerator/cooler, our labels indicate 2-8°C.  This matches the recommended range.

Controlled Freezer

For Formedium Ltd products where long term storage is advised as freezer, our labels indicated -20°C.  Typically freezer facilities that are used to store these products are thermostatically temperature controlled to within -10°C to -25°C.  This matches the recommended range.

Controlled Ultra cold Freezer

For Formedium Ltd products where the long term storage is advised as ultra cold, our labels indicate -70°C.  Typically ultra cold facilities that are used to store these products are thermostatically temperature controlled to within -60°C to -100°C.  This matches the recommended range.

Summary

Recommended long term storage as indicated by Formedium Ltd publications and product labels are as follows:-

  • 2 to 8°C – refrigerator/cooler
  • -20°C – freezer implies -10 to -25°C
  • -70°C – ultra cold freezer implies -60 to -100°C

If you have any additional questions regarding Formedium Ltd’s Shipping Conditions and Recommended Storage Conditions please contact us, using one of the methods on our Contact Us page.