When it comes to building custom cases for any product, you should always keep the relationship between color and temperature in mind. Military technologies, in particular, are sensitive and need to be well-protected against exposure to heat and light. To protect their assets, the United States Navy favors light gray cases while the Army prefers tan or olive. These colors excel at deflecting heat and light from solar radiation. Read on for more information about why the relationship between color and temperature for custom cases is so essential to properly protect your cargo.
Size and Scope
Near the equator, sunlight is most concentrated. Sunlight is much more dispersed near the poles. Coastal regions and areas with cloudier conditions will also experience lower levels of solar radiation. But all solid surfaces will reflect heat and light, so that is an important factor to remember when designing an optimal custom case for hot conditions and environments. The amount of radiation that is absorbed leads to what is known as solar loading. Solar loading means that even when a custom case or transit case is in the shade, it might not cool down right away. Heat transfer and solar radiation cause it to reach a temperature where the case itself can be damaged.
Integrating vents into the custom cases can work if the air around it will help cool the case and its contents down. However, one major pitfall of including vents is that they are liable to allow dust and moisture to infiltrate the case’s interior. Other cooling solutions can work, but these can make the cases heavier, bulkier, and harder to build or transport.
How Absorption and Reflection Work
If custom cases or transit cases are left exposed in the sunlight for too long, they can overheat. Overheating will harm the integrity of custom cases, and can also ruin any electronic components contained within those cases. Light can either be absorbed or reflected. Whether light is absorbed or reflected is what gives an object its color. Red, white, and blue paint all emanate that particular color on the spectrum. Black, however, absorbs light; indeed, black represents the absence of light. Whatever size or color of custom case you need, trust the experts at Advanced Packaging to get it right.
Advanced Packaging, Inc. Can Provide All Your Custom Case Needs
With an extensive experience in making custom demo cases for a range of material and objects, Advanced Packaging, Inc is the best choice for your packaging needs. We have the latest in quality assurance technology to make sure that the casing you need for your product is the best and will get the job done quickly, safely and expertly. If you would like to learn more about our custom packaging, give us a call at 1-888-206-5250 or visit us online. For more time on picking the right custom case for you, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr and LinkedIn.