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When you think of a cold storage warehouse, you typically think about a facility used to store foods that require a temperature-controlled environment such as meats, dairy, and frozen items.

However, there are other products that can benefit from being placed in a cold storage warehouse for both short and long-term storage.

7 Unexpected Products That May Require A Cold Storage Warehouse

Here are a few products that require a temperature-controlled warehouse, that you might not expect.

  1. Artwork
  2. Plants
  3. Candles
  4. Film
  5. Cologne
  6. Cosmetics
  7. Seeds


Some artwork, particularly older pieces, benefit from being stored in a temperature-controlled facility, especially if it’s going to be stored for a long period of time. Artwork left exposed to shifting temperatures can experience fading or paint flaking.


Pictures of various types of flowers for sale.

Many plants benefit from being stored in a cooler environment. Cut flowers, in particular, should be stored in a cold environment to help improve their longevity.


If you want your candles to last longer and retain their shape or a unique pattern during long stretches of storage, then they need to be placed in cold storage for a prolonged life expectancy. Storing or transporting candles in a warm facility can lead to deformation, melting, or the bleaching of colors.

A picture of candles. Candles must be stored in a cold storage warehouse.


While not many cameras run on film anymore, there are still plenty of old-fashioned film canisters rolling around. In order to avoid damaging the film, it should be stored in a cold environment.


Cologne will retain its scent longer if stored in a cold environment (though perfume should be stored at room temperature).


Most cosmetic products will last longer if they’re stored in the cold, especially lipstick, which will have a much longer shelf life if it’s kept in cold storage.

A picture of cosmetics. Cosmetics must be kept in a cold storage warehouse.


unexpected products requiring a food-grade warehouse - seeds

Most types of seeds, if kept in a moisture-proof container, will have a longer lifespan if they’re kept in cold storage.

CWI Can Warehouse All Your Products, At Any Temperature

The products above are just a few types of items that benefit from being placed into cold storage but there are dozens more. Cold warehouses are highly specialized facilities that aren’t just for food.

If you have a product that requires storage in a specialized environment, then contact CWI Logistics today.

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