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Wrapping paper: a mold risk – Case #643

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: the shoe wrapping paper was not being passed through the UV chamber. This poses a risk of mold formation, if high moisture content paper is in contact with the shoes.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to pass all the packing materials through the UV chamber along with the shoes in order to prevent a potential mold issue.

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Wrong handling of anti-mold stickers – Case #573

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: the Micro-Pak stickers were exposed to the air and what’s worse, the operators stuck them in their hands and clothes before placing them into the shoe boxes.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use the Micro-Pak box to keep the stickers effective.

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Mold formation risk – Case #453

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: packing poly bags do not have holes, which might lead to mold formation.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to make 4 holes in each side of the poly bag (total 8 holes).

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No UV light chamber – Case #449

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: there was no UV light chamber on the packing conveyor; therefore there are chances of shoes getting packed with high moisture content, what might lead to mold development in transit.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to add a UV chamber on the packing conveyor and pass all shoes and shoe boxes through it before packing.

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Effective mold prevention – Case #364

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: Micro-Pak sheets lose their effectiveness as they are kept in open while being used in production.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to always keep PE sheet rolls inside the  Micro-Pak PE sheet dispenser.

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UV chamber – Case #357

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: UV chamber was not being used at the packing station.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to pass all the shoe boxes through the UV chamber before packing.

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Mold prevention practices – Case #232

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: placement of master cartons on the floor and too close to the walls may cause them to absorb moisture. This can result in the appearance of mold on the shoes during the shipment time.

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Impactiva solution: we suggested the factory to procure pallets to store the master cartons and other materials, and place them away from the walls. Also we advised them to fix wooden bars to the walls, so that even if they bring the pallets with cartons too close to the walls, they won’t be actually in contact with them. The factory agreed to implement the suggestions.

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Garment With Mold

Mold in apparel, a catastrophe that can be prevented.

One of the most serious evils affecting the apparel industry over the past years has been the destruction in economic value created by moldy product arriving at destination. The cost to the industry is measured in hundreds of millions of dollars!

If moisture contaminated with mold accumulated on your product during production or during the course of its shipment, it will be covered with mold when it arrives. It can cost more than US$10 per item to clean a moldy garment (pickup and re-delivery freight costs, distribution handling costs, rework-cleaning charges, etc.) plus the enormous losses related to delivery delaysOr even worse, the product is permanently damaged dramatically affecting your bottom line and your brand equity.

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With Impactiva’s Mold Prevention Program, a highly trained mold quality assurance technician will visit each of your factories more than 20 times per year to perform a comprehensive mold prevention audit. Each mold audit will yield a detailed report with remedial actions to be taken. We’ll also organize a meeting with factory senior management to present the results and recommendations, review actions taken since the last visit, and secure a commitment for corrective actions. The result: quick identification and long-term remediation of issues.

As the world’s leading quality assurance company in the footwear, apparel, leathergoods and outdoor gear industries, Impactiva brings an unmatched level of expertise to each mold prevention audit. Our technicians understand the many ways mold can infest your factories and products, as well as the havoc it can wreak on warehouses and retail locations. Their knowledge will help you eliminate mold-related issues, saving you valuable time, frustration and resources.

 

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Wet container – Case #148

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: Due to heavy rain in China, the outer and inner walls of the container got wet.

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Impactiva solution: in order to avoid moisture that can lead to mold formation during the shipment, we got the factory to:

a. Remove all the water inside and outside the container

b. Use a fan to quickly dry the inner walls of the container

c. Cover the inner walls of the container with polythene sheets to further protect the master cartons

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Risk of mold formation – Case #135

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: improper storage of master cartons in the warehouse. They were kept against the walls therefore they can absorb moisture that can lead to mold formation.

Impactiva solution: we got the factory to fix wooden frames on the wall of the warehouse in order to avoid the contact between cartons and walls.

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