Photographic paper [German version]

Table of contents

General:
Product information
Packaging
Transport
  Container transport
  Cargo securing


Risk factors and loss prevention:
Temperature Odor
Humidity/Moisture Contamination
Ventilation Mechanical influences
Biotic activity Toxicity / Hazards to health
Gases Shrinkage / Shortage / Theft
Self-heating / Spontaneous combustion Insect infestation / Diseases




Product information

Product name

German Fotopapier
English Photographic paper
French  
Spanish Papel fotográfico
CN/HS number * 48 ff.


(* EU Combined Nomenclature/Harmonized System)



Product description

Photographic paper is a fine grade of paper coated on both sides with polyethylene film and containing no extraneous substances. The coating ensures that the paper is resistant to water and chemicals, which is particularly advantageous during photographic processing.


Quality / Duration of storage

Contamination of photographic paper by copper or iron residues results in precipitation of metallic silver.


Intended use

Photographic paper is the raw material for the production of photographs.


Back to beginning




Packaging

Photographic paper is packaged in, among other things, solid wooden boxes, plywood chests, palletized cartons and crates. The packaging containers are sometimes strapped with metal strapping.

In the case of transport on pallets, the packaging sizes are selected such that the dimensions of the individual area modules or area module multiples are conformed to the conventional pallet sizes (800x1200 mm and 1000x1200 mm) and cargo units may thus be produced.


Back to beginning




Transport

Symbols

Symbol, general cargo

General cargo



Means of transport

Truck, ship, railroad


Container transport

Subject to compliance with limits for the water content of goods, packaging and flooring, photographic paper may be transported in standard containers.


Cargo handling

It is imperative that photographic paper be protected from moisture (rain, snow etc.) during cargo handling, as there is a risk of damage caused by swelling.

In the event of incorrect handling during loading, unloading and storage, there is always a risk that the relatively mechanically sensitive goods will be damaged by snagging.


Stowage factor

1.65 m³/t (photographic paper in a solid wooden box, unit weight 85 kg) [1]



Stowage space requirements

cool, dry, well ventilated


Segregation

If necessary, marker pen/oil crayon (preferred)


Cargo securing

The packaging containers must be secured by a tight or frictional fit such that they cannot move freely in the hold or container and thus also cannot be damaged.


Back to beginning




Risk factors and loss prevention

RF Temperature

Photographic paper requires particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions).

Most favorable travel temperature range: 16 - 20°C [1]

Optimum travel temperature: 23°C [1]

Photographic paper must be stowed away from heat sources.


Back to beginning




RF Humidity/Moisture

Photographic paper requires particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions) .

Designation Humidity/water content Source
Relative humidity 55 - 65% (optimum) [1]
Maximum equilibrium moisture content 70% [1]


Photographic paper must be protected from excessive relative humidity and moisture (seawater, rain, condensation water).


Back to beginning




RF Ventilation

Photographic paper requires particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions) .

Recommended ventilation conditions: air exchange rate: 6 changes/hour (airing), if the dew point of the external air is lower than the dew point of the hold air.


Back to beginning




RF Biotic activity

This risk factor has no significant influence on the transport of this product.


Back to beginning




RF Gases

This risk factor has no significant influence on the transport of this product.


Back to beginning




RF Self-heating / Spontaneous combustion

Since photographic paper is a flammable material it should be protected from sparks and smoking must be strictly prohibited. Only if heat is applied is there a risk of ignition.

Unlike CO2, water and foam cause considerable cargo losses due to wetting and swelling when used as fire-extinguishing agents.


Back to beginning




RF Odor

Active behavior Photographic paper does not release any odor.
Passive behavior Photographic paper is not odor-sensitive.



Back to beginning




RF Contamination

Active behavior Photographic paper is a clean cargo.
Passive behavior Photographic paper must in particular be stowed away from colorants, acids, chemicals and fats/oils.



Back to beginning




RF Mechanical influences

In the event of incorrect handling during loading, unloading and storage, there is always a risk that the relatively mechanically sensitive goods will be damaged by snagging.


Back to beginning




RF Toxicity / Hazards to health

This risk factor has no significant influence on the transport of this product.


Back to beginning




RF Shrinkage / Shortage / Theft

Photographic paper is at risk of theft and should thus ideally be transported in the locker. Containers should be stowed such that the doors of adjacent containers face towards each other.


Back to beginning




RF Insect infestation / Diseases

This risk factor has no significant influence on the transport of this product.


Back to beginning