One of the most important factors in ensuring that any of the Nycote® products is viable for the entire length of its assigned shelf life is the storage temperature of the product. Recognizing that not every customer is able to store the material in the same environment, (e.g., a warehouse, a temperature controlled room, etc.,) we have found through our research that there are, in fact, two basic storage temperatures that will accomplish the shelf life goal.
The first of these temperatures is the ideal temperature. This temperature, 70°F (21°C), is stated on each container label in two locations, on the front of the label in bold print and on the back of the label under the heading “Cure Timetable”.
The second storage temperature is termed the acceptable range of temperatures. On the SDS sheets (formally the MSDS sheets), under #7 Storage and Handling, in bold print, it says “Store between the following temperatures: 65°F (18.33°C) and 80°F (26.67°C). Keep from freezing.” The ideal temperature is within this range. If, because of the storage conditions, there is a range of actual temperatures, for example, during the day the storage temperature is 78°F (25.55°C) and at night it is 66°F (18.88°C), these two different temperatures are within the acceptable range and thus, there should be no issue with the quality use of your Nycote® product.
But what if, in the same type of example, e.g., day time temperature and night time temperature fall outside the acceptable range, 85°F (29.44°C) during the day and 50°F (10°C), what is the best way to work with the product? We would suggest the following: