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Preventing cracking or other damage

Barrier Jackets typically enjoy relatively long shelf-lives, and prove to be re-usable year after year.  They are generally resilient, but occasionally, if stored or handled improperly, jackets can experience cracking or show other signs of wear and tear.  Here are some tips on ways to store and care for barrier jackets to prevent damage.

  • Roll the jackets back up – inside out – on the core (cylinder) on which they were originally shipped
  • Alternately, drape the jackets over an object, perhaps even over a barrier
  • Do not fold the barrier jacket.  Folding is the most common cause of cracks or creases on a jacket.
  • Jackets printed with the ink-jet method – typically more complex, specialized designs – need a little more care and protection than those printed via the silk screen method. Be especially careful not to fold or scratch this style of jacket.
  • Don’t lay ink-jet-printed jackets on top of each other, particularly in warm or humid storage conditions, because there is a possibility they could stick to each other.

Taking a little time and care to store your barrier jackets properly will ensure that they’ll be ready to unroll and reuse the next time you need them – still looking as good as ever.