Desiccants for in-box usage and shipping container transport

Sustainable and powerful desiccants

Our complete product range covers container and in-box desiccants for any moisture damage prevention need.

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What is a desiccant?

A desiccant is a hygroscopic material that absorbs or adsorbs water molecules from the surrounding air, decreasing the levels of moisture.

Desiccants are usually available as a desiccant pouch that contains 1-200 g of desiccant. Larger desiccant bags can contain several kilograms of sorbent component. Desiccants are referred to as drybags, desiccant packets, sachets or moisture absorbers.

What does a desiccant do?

Desiccants are used to keep goods dry in situations where excess moisture could cause damage, especially during transportation and storage.

Consumer products like garments, shoes or consumer electronics, usually contain small desiccant pouches.

Larger desiccants are often used to protect goods shipped in containers from moisture damage. Container desiccants decrease the level of moisture in the container – and protect all the goods and packaging from high relative humidity and ‘container rain ‘which can cause different types of damage to goods. Often, container desiccants can replace the need for in-box protection.

Different types of desiccants

Several substances can be used as desiccants. They differ in the nature of the components but also in their capacity to absorb moisture or their performance. The most common desiccant types are:

  • Silica gel desiccant
  • Natural clay desiccant
  • Clay MD desiccant, a mix of clay and calcium chloride
  • Calcium chloride desiccant, with different purity levels

What are the benefits of desiccants?

The benefits of using desiccants have made them a very popular solution:

  • Desiccants trap moisture and eliminate the root cause of moisture damage
  • They have a wide-ranging application
  • Bags are usually easy to install and very versatile
  • If properly used, desiccants are a very cost-effective solution
  • Generally, they are more sustainable than other alternative solutions

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