Winter Weather Reminder!

Managing Shipments of Freezable Materials
During winter months, freezable materials, like colloidal silica based binders, should be shipped as early as possible in the week to ensure that they are continuously moving to their destination. While this does not guarantee product will not freeze, it reduces the risk associated with shipping over a weekend where product may sit at a freight facility unprotected from freezing temperatures.

To help you ensure that the product you receive has not been damaged, Ransom & Randolph applies a freeze check indicator, which features a check mark in a green circle. Temperature-sensitive liquid is encased in a clear bubble over the check mark. The fluid will turn opaque and the check mark is no longer visible once it has been exposed to subfreezing temperatures.

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If this occurs, immediately:

  1. Make a notation on your carrier delivery receipt prior to the carrier leaving your facility:
    “POSSIBLE CONCEALED DAMAGE – PRODUCT HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES”
  2. Contact R&R customer service to have a freeze test kit sent to you. The material will need to be tested as soon as possible. Instructions will be inside the kit as how to proceed.

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