It is desirable to store compact panels in enclosed warehouses where normal interior conditions (16-
35°C and 40-60% relative humidity) are maintained.
Compact laminates will remain flat if stored horizontally in packs on a flat base board, with their edges
flush with one another.
The base board must be dry and ideally it should be covered with a material impervious to water, to act
as a moisture barrier.
The top sheet of each stack should also be covered with a moisture barrier/cover board, with sufficient
weight to remain at and in contact with the whole surface area of the top sheet
of Compact. This
procedure should be maintained throughout their storage (whether in a warehouse or on the fabrication
shop floor) and reinstated whenever a sheet is removed from the stack.
When materials are brought into a workshop from temperatures or humidity levels different from
ambient (e.g. after delivery), they should be allowed to stabilize before fabrication. Usually a minimum
of seven days is required.