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Product Shelf Life

To ensure you have the best experience with our high precision components, we guarantee the quality of COINING products for 1 year from the date of shipment. This is valid unless otherwise specified on the labelling or other documentation. 

Here is a bit of background information on how to keep our products in their optimum condition and how we support a maximum shelf life: 
Underlying Metallurgy

As storage time lengthens, changes to mechanical properties occur. The effects of age hardening and strain relieving increase, thereby altering the material’s physical characteristics. Material that has been heat-treated is less susceptible to these changes, but, due to the high purity of the metals, even these materials will experience changes to mechanical properties over time.

Underlying Metallurgy

Changes to surface conditions
As storage time lengthens, especially under conditions of high temperature and humidity, the surface of the metal, or the flux coating (if present), will increasingly react with water vapor.
Packaging 

COINING offers many different packaging options with varying levels of protection. AMETEK applications engineering team helps determine the optimum package solution for your application. Consideration should be given to the alloy, anticipated storage conditions, anticipated storage time and cost.


Product Shelf Life Packaging

Storage Conditions
Before opening
Maintain the product by keeping it unopened, in its original packaging, until needed for use. COINING recommends storage of unopened product at a temperature between 18 oC and 24 oC with a relative humidity less than 60%. When possible, storage in a dry box (nitrogen) is suggested. 
After Opening 
The unused product should be returned to the original packaging and stored in a dry box (nitrogen) as soon as possible.