PACKING AND SHIPPING
Handle removed samples gently. Avoid touching failure sites with bare hands
and do not
place mating fracture surfaces together. Even light contact can smear
features or dislodge fragile corrosion products.
If samples are wet, dry in a gentle air stream before packing. In most
cases, it is preferable
that samples are not coated with any protective oil or other product before
Pack samples in sealed bags or wrapped tightly in plastic. Provide cushion
between samples and outside of container to avoid damage in transit.