Cargo & Device Protection

Desiccant, Oxygen Absorber, and Humidity Indicator Solutions

Clariant offers active and intelligent packaging & cargo protection solutions to prevent the harmful effects of moisture and oxidation.

Solutions such as Oxy-Guard™ Oxygen Absorbers aid in decreasing food waste by helping extend the shelf life in packaged foods.  Our sustainable EcoTain® labeled cargo desiccant, Container Dri® II, safeguards foods, or any other containerized shipments during transport. Desi Pak® bentonite clay desiccant bags, coupled with Humitector™ humidity indicators, provide a visually dry environment for export packaging and various packaged goods. We also offer desiccant fills such as silica gel and molecular sieve.

With worldwide manufacturing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China, supported by an experienced global sales team, we will find the right solution. Contact us

Download our White Paper: Bentonite desiccants - The natural, sustainable desiccant solution for moisture controlled packaging

Products

  • CONTAINER DRI® II Cargo Desiccant

    Container Dri® II cargo desiccants absorb moisture within a container during shipping to help prevent condensation from forming on the walls of the container that may cause “container rain.” Safe for direct use with food. Made with calcium chloride, and is Dimeythyl Fumarate Free (DMF) - Non-Toxic.

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  • Humidity Indicator Card Humitector™ Type 2

    Humitector™ Type 2 Humidity Indicator Card, used together with a Desi Pak® desiccant, can help provide a complete history of a dry pack environment for moisture sensitive surface mount devices (SMD's) (MSD - moisture sensitive device). It complies with IPC / JEDEC standard, J-STD-033D. Humitector Type 2 is halogen and cobalt dichloride free.

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  • DESICCANT BAGS

    Our bentonite and silica gel desiccant bags are highly active desiccants packaged in porous materials that allow them to effectively adsorb, sometimes commonly referred to as "absorb," moisture inside packaging or storage containers helping protect packaged goods from moisture damage.

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  • OXY-GUARD™ OXYGEN ABSORBERS

    Oxy-Guard™ oxygen absorbers absorb available oxygen inside food packaging to help prolong shelf life, maintain product quality, and help reduce food waste. A method of active packaging, Oxy-Guard, can help maintain an oxygen level of less than 0.01% inside a properly sealed package or container.

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  • HUMIDITY INDICATOR CARDS & HUMIDITY INDICATOR PLUGS

    Humidity Indicator Questions? Call us. The originator of the color change humidity indicator card, Clariant Cargo & Device Protection leads the industry with a wide array of Humitector™ humidity indicators. Following the most rigorous quality standards, including strict color meter testing, Clariant's humidity indicator cards and humidity indicator plugs are designed to meet standards set forth by military agencies and electronic/semiconductor companies, such as Mil-Spec and JEDEC respectively. Further, Clariant offers Maximum humidity indicator cards to the logistics industry, as well as humidity indicators for preservation and commercial applications. Selection includes: Cobalt-Dichloride Free Humidity Indicator Cards Cobalt Free Humidity Indicator Cards Desiccator Plugs & Humidity Indicators Humitector Humidity Indicator Cards For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Download our White Paper: Bentonite desiccants - The natural, sustainable desiccant solution for moisture controlled packaging Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

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  • OXY-GUARD™ CASE READY MEAT OXYGEN ABSORBER

    Oxygen Absorber Questions? Call us.Oxy-Guard™ Case Ready Meat oxygen absorbers are specially formulated to achieve fast and efficient removal of oxygen from case ready meat packaging to maintain a low oxygen environment. This absence of oxygen safeguards meat's shelf life and appeal by slowing down the chemical oxidation of nutrients, color, fat and flavor, and the growth of aerobic spoilage organisms, during shipping and onward distribution.Oxy-Guard™ Case Ready Meat is offered in a variety of sizes based on the package size, and the residual air inside the package. It is designed to remove oxygen quickly and effectively from master packages, and remove any residual, or ingress of, oxygen during shipment and storage.Clariant also offers Oxy-Guard™ Oxygen Scavenging Packets, also known as oxygen absorbers, for packaged foods. For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page.Join us on:YouTube

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  • DESICCANT TYPES

    Desiccants are available in silica gel, bentonite clay, and molecular sieve. Also available are carbon fills with desiccant for moisture, odor, and gas adsorption.

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  • ADSORMAT®

    Questions? Call us. ADSORMAT® open-system desiccator plugs are mounted on the vent nozzles of drums, KTC/IBCs and tanks. ADSORMAT® dries the column of air above the product in the container, as well as any humid air subsequently flowing in through the vent nozzle as the container is emptied. This prevents chemical reactions which may otherwise occur in a humid atmosphere. Each ADSORMAT® desiccant plug is fitted with a reversible humidity indicator, the color change showing when its capacity limit has been reached. For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

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  • Desiccant - Desi Pak® Bentonite Clay

    Two of the most widely used and well-known desiccants are bentonite clay and silica gel. These desiccants are hygroscopic (moisture-adsorbent) substances that are packaged and used to protect a broad range of products from degradation due to moisture, helping to maintain product quality and shelf life. To learn more about the difference between bentonite and silica gel desiccants, download the white paper below.

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  • DESICCANT CARTRIDGES

    Questions? Call us. Desiccant cartridges provide protection against moisture related issues for a wide range of applications in containers, cases, electrical and optical devices. Clariant´s range contains different designs and finishes: Cartridges are made from aluminum, anodized and black anodized Cartridges from polymer cast Desiccant cartridges come with Molecular Sieve fill or Silica Gel fill due to different specification or end uses. Most of our desiccant cartridges are designed to meet military specifications and are listed under a NATO-Stock- Number (NSN). Special designs are available on demand and reflect a customized development based on our experience. For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

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  • DESVOCANT™ VOC ADSORBENTS

    DESVOCANT™ helps to control and eliminate the accumulation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to the off-gassing of products enclosed in packaging to fully-loaded shipping containers. It also helps to minimize the unpleasant odors associated with VOCs. Made from a naturally-occurring, bentonite clay mineral with a unique structure that is non-toxic.

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Industry Solutions

Clariant Cargo and Device Protection’s advanced moisture protection technologies offer industry-leading solutions for a broad range of transport applications: from goods traveling in conventional cargo packaging and containers to shipment and storage of sensitive electronic and semiconductor devices.

Protect Cargo during Transport and Export

Intermodal transport – rail, truck, container ship – exposes cargo to a range of potentially damaging environmental conditions, including high humidity. Even mild humidity, if prolonged, can lead to mold, spoilage, corrosion, discoloration, caked powders, warped wood and other devaluation of products in transit. In some cases, condensation on the sides of containers and truck trailers can cause container rain, posing further risk to valuable product.

For protection against such risk, Clariant Cargo & Device Protection offers innovative container desiccants that control moisture during shipment, as well as high-performance humidity indicators that alert shippers when humidity threatens their cargo. Clariant’s flagship product family, Container Dri® II container desiccants, offers high absorption capability in high humidity (>40 percent) scenarios to avoid container rain also known as cargo sweat. 

Protect Electronics and Semiconductors against Moisture

Excessive moisture can seriously degrade the performance of electronics and semiconductor devices during transport or storage. That’s why manufacturers across the entire electronics supply chain choose to incorporate Clariant’s innovative desiccants into their packaging to protect their products’ performance.

Clariant offers a full range of industry-leading desiccants, humidity indicator cards (HICs) and adsorbent technologies to protect your most sensitive devices. We also supply desiccants and humidity indicators for semiconductors and surface-mount devices that comply with standards established by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC specification J-STD-033 for dry packing).

The new Humitector™ Type 2 Non-Reversible Humidity Indicator Cards are the first halogen-free, cobalt dichloride-free humidity indicator cards to combine multiple, reversible color humidity indicators with an industry first: a patent-pending, non-reversible 60% humidity indicator.  Further, Type 2 HICs with a non-reversible 60% spot indicator is preferred by IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-033D.  

Protect Packaged Foods against Oxygen Absorption

In addition to moisture, oxygen left inside food packaging can affect the taste, texture and freshness and can ultimately lead to food spoilage. To help our customers’ maintain their high quality brands, Clariant offers Oxy-Guard ™ oxygen scavengers, also known as oxygen absorbers, that can be used in the packaging itself, thus eliminating the need to add preservatives or additives to food products. We offer Oxy-Guard in two customizable configurations to meet our customers’ needs: Packets and continuous strips for automatic insertion. To prevent oxidative degradation and prolong shelf life, Oxy-Guard is designed to maintain oxygen levels of less than 0.01% inside a sealed package throughout its intended shelf life.

Moisture Protection in Electronic Devices

Moisture can corrode sensitive electronic and semiconductor devices, and lead to erratic performance or even failure.

This is a particular risk during shipment of electronics across different climate conditions. Moisture in the ambient air within a device can precipitate out when the temperature drops during transport or storage. Humidity can also permeate through plastic in a device housing, or via a gap or leak.

Clariant Cargo & Device Protection manufactures the humidity indicator cards, desiccants and adsorbent technologies that can protect your sensitive electronics from damaging moisture.

Humitector™ humidity indicator cards monitor humidity within product packaging, and show a visible color shift if quality is threatened. To control moisture, ask about Clariant desiccant bags: Available in a broad range of sizes and configurations they fit inside most packaging.

Many of our desiccants and humidity indicators comply with standards established by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) (JEDEC specification J-STD-033 for dry packing) for high-quality protection of semiconductors and surface mount devices (SMD’s).

  • DESICCANT BAGS

    Our bentonite and silica gel desiccant bags are highly active desiccants packaged in porous materials that allow them to effectively adsorb, sometimes commonly referred to as "absorb," moisture inside packaging or storage containers helping protect packaged goods from moisture damage.

    more
  • HUMIDITY INDICATOR CARDS & HUMIDITY INDICATOR PLUGS

    Humidity Indicator Questions? Call us. The originator of the color change humidity indicator card, Clariant Cargo & Device Protection leads the industry with a wide array of Humitector™ humidity indicators. Following the most rigorous quality standards, including strict color meter testing, Clariant's humidity indicator cards and humidity indicator plugs are designed to meet standards set forth by military agencies and electronic/semiconductor companies, such as Mil-Spec and JEDEC respectively. Further, Clariant offers Maximum humidity indicator cards to the logistics industry, as well as humidity indicators for preservation and commercial applications. Selection includes: Cobalt-Dichloride Free Humidity Indicator Cards Cobalt Free Humidity Indicator Cards Desiccator Plugs & Humidity Indicators Humitector Humidity Indicator Cards For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Download our White Paper: Bentonite desiccants - The natural, sustainable desiccant solution for moisture controlled packaging Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

    more
  • ADSORMAT®

    Questions? Call us. ADSORMAT® open-system desiccator plugs are mounted on the vent nozzles of drums, KTC/IBCs and tanks. ADSORMAT® dries the column of air above the product in the container, as well as any humid air subsequently flowing in through the vent nozzle as the container is emptied. This prevents chemical reactions which may otherwise occur in a humid atmosphere. Each ADSORMAT® desiccant plug is fitted with a reversible humidity indicator, the color change showing when its capacity limit has been reached. For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

    more
  • DESICCANT CARTRIDGES

    Questions? Call us. Desiccant cartridges provide protection against moisture related issues for a wide range of applications in containers, cases, electrical and optical devices. Clariant´s range contains different designs and finishes: Cartridges are made from aluminum, anodized and black anodized Cartridges from polymer cast Desiccant cartridges come with Molecular Sieve fill or Silica Gel fill due to different specification or end uses. Most of our desiccant cartridges are designed to meet military specifications and are listed under a NATO-Stock- Number (NSN). Special designs are available on demand and reflect a customized development based on our experience. For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

    more
  • DESICCANT TYPES

    Desiccants are available in silica gel, bentonite clay, and molecular sieve. Also available are carbon fills with desiccant for moisture, odor, and gas adsorption.

    more

Moisture Protection during Export & Transport

With fuel and transportation costs rising, exporters and other shippers cannot afford to discard even a small portion of their goods due to corrosion, mold, compaction or warpage.

Export packaging and container desiccants from Clariant Cargo & Device Protection play an important role in preventing damage to goods in transit, regardless of transport mode, geography or climate. Our extensive expertise in moisture protection can help you avoid costly claims, losses and waste.

Container Dri® II container desiccants, a robust and growing line of products for cargo protection, aggressively absorb moisture from the environment and trap it in a no-spill gel. This advanced technology reduces the temperature at which condensation begins to form to avoid container rain, also known as container sweat, and to keep cargo dry. Available in several configurations -- including bags, strips, poles, packs -- our desiccants offer high-performance solutions for all shipping modes and methods.

Also available from Clariant are Humitector™ humidity indicators that monitor and ensure the quality of goods during shipment. Plus, to safeguard foods against degradation from oxygen, we offer Oxy-guard™ oxygen scavengers, also known as oxygen absorbers, to help keep products fresh and free of mold.

  • CONTAINER DRI® II Cargo Desiccant

    Container Dri® II cargo desiccants absorb moisture within a container during shipping to help prevent condensation from forming on the walls of the container that may cause “container rain.” Safe for direct use with food. Made with calcium chloride, and is Dimeythyl Fumarate Free (DMF) - Non-Toxic.

    more
  • DESICCANT BAGS

    Our bentonite and silica gel desiccant bags are highly active desiccants packaged in porous materials that allow them to effectively adsorb, sometimes commonly referred to as "absorb," moisture inside packaging or storage containers helping protect packaged goods from moisture damage.

    more
  • HUMIDITY INDICATOR CARDS & HUMIDITY INDICATOR PLUGS

    Humidity Indicator Questions? Call us. The originator of the color change humidity indicator card, Clariant Cargo & Device Protection leads the industry with a wide array of Humitector™ humidity indicators. Following the most rigorous quality standards, including strict color meter testing, Clariant's humidity indicator cards and humidity indicator plugs are designed to meet standards set forth by military agencies and electronic/semiconductor companies, such as Mil-Spec and JEDEC respectively. Further, Clariant offers Maximum humidity indicator cards to the logistics industry, as well as humidity indicators for preservation and commercial applications. Selection includes: Cobalt-Dichloride Free Humidity Indicator Cards Cobalt Free Humidity Indicator Cards Desiccator Plugs & Humidity Indicators Humitector Humidity Indicator Cards For more information about our desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions, visit our Cargo & Device Protection page. Download our White Paper: Bentonite desiccants - The natural, sustainable desiccant solution for moisture controlled packaging Join us on: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Facebook

    more
  • DESICCANT TYPES

    Desiccants are available in silica gel, bentonite clay, and molecular sieve. Also available are carbon fills with desiccant for moisture, odor, and gas adsorption.

    more

Oxygen Absorption Protection for Packaged Foods

The presence of oxygen and moisture inside packaged food products can lead to a wide array of problems that ultimately result in food degradation, product loss and brand image. Both oxygen and moisture allow the formation and growth of aerobic microorganisms, such as bacteria, mold and fungi. When this happens, oils and fats in foods begin to turn rancid, leading to a change in color and an unpleasant odor. Additionally, foods can lose their vitamin and nutritional value once they are exposed to these oxidative conditions.

To help our customers safely and efficiently protect their valuable products against such loss, Clariant offers Oxy-Guard™ Oxygen Scavengers, a line of customizable oxygen absorbers for food packaging. Rather than adding preservatives or additives directly to food products to prevent oxidation, our O2 absorber products allow the packaging to prevent oxidation, helping to meet consumers’ demands for more natural and preservative-free foods.

Clariant offers Oxy-Guard absorbers in various sizes, as individual packets or continuous strip configurations for automatic insertion. Their high capacity for oxygen absorption helps to maintain oxygen levels of less than 0.01% inside sealed packages, and enables our customers to safely transport high-quality foods full of flavor, freshness and nutritional value.

  • OXY-GUARD™ OXYGEN ABSORBERS

    Oxy-Guard™ oxygen absorbers absorb available oxygen inside food packaging to help prolong shelf life, maintain product quality, and help reduce food waste. A method of active packaging, Oxy-Guard, can help maintain an oxygen level of less than 0.01% inside a properly sealed package or container.

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Innovation

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Like all Clariant businesses, Cargo & Device Protection is dedicated to product innovation based on dedicated and cutting-edge research and development. We lead the market in highly effective solutions for moisture and oxygen protection. Leveraging expertise in bentonite clay desiccants, silica gel desiccants and other adsorbent and absorbent technologies, Cargo & Device Protection continues to develop new solutions to meet evolving industry challenges, such as rising volumes of internationally shipped goods and increasingly stringent protection requirements for today’s miniaturized electronics.

Clariant innovation places special emphasis on sustainability. Cargo & Device Protection solutions are making an important contribution to conserving valuable resources and reducing waste.

News

February 02, 2021
Clariant launches natural VOC-trapping DESVOCANT adsorbents for packaging & cargo shipments
February 02, 2021
Welcome relief from VOCs: Clariant unveils an innovative line of new clay mineral-based DESVOCANT adsorbents to efficiently reduce the potential exposure of shipment handlers, merchants, and consumers to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from enclosed manufactured products. more
February 28, 2020
Spot on! Clariant delivers one-of-a-kind humidity security for level 2+ SMDs to IPC APEX EXPO 2020 visitors
February 28, 2020
At North America’s leading electronics event, IPC APEX EXPO 2020, Clariant will showcase the ultimate moisture-control combination for dry-packing surface mount devices according to J-STD-033D preferences (Booth #1040). One that fits the increasing demands from electronics end producers for more sustainable materials, and low-halogen and cobalt-dichloride-free solutions across the production chain. more

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January 17, 2022 - January 20, 2022
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Locations

Clariant Cargo & Device Protection operates around the world to support the global scope and multimode transport of today’s shipping. Customers worldwide depend upon our container desiccants, desiccant bags and humidity indicating solutions to protect container-shipped cargo, ranging from food to agricultural goods to electronics and other products.

Further, our global span also offers moisture protective solutions for the electronics, semiconductor dry packing industries and government standards such as FDA, DIN, Mil-Spec and JEDEC.

Germany Sales Office

Moosburg, Germany
Schutzverpackungen
Ostenriederstraße 15
85368 Moosburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 8761 82 765
Fax: +49 8761 82 755

France Sales Office

Choisy le Roi, France
6 rue Louise Michel 
BP 207 
94 603 Choisy le Roi
France

Tel.: +33 1 41 76 20 00 
Fax: +33 1 41 76 20 57

Turkey Sales Office

İstanbul, Turkey
AND Kozyatağı

İçerenköy Mahallesi No:10/12

34752 Ataşehir – İstanbul / TURKEY

Tel : +90 216 578 29 56
Fax : +90 216 578 29 30
Mobile: +90 530 524 38 19

Turkey Plant

Balikesir, Turkey
Izmir Yolu 14. Km 
Kesirven Köyü Mevkii
Balikesir 10034
Turkey

Tel.: +90 266 264 8757 Pbx.
Fax: +90 266 264 8752

Australia Sales Office

Clariant (Australia) Pty Ltd.
4 Coronation Avenue
Kings Park
2148 Australia

Tel: +61 29 098 8431
Fax: +61 2 9679 8309

India Sales Office

Mumbai, India
Clariant India Limited
Reliable Tech Park
Thane Belapur Road
Airoli, Navi Mumbai 400 708

Tel: +91 22 7125 1480

Singapore Sales Office

Singapore
1 International Business Park
#08-01-04 The Synery
Singapore 609917 

Tel.: +65 6563 0288
Fax: +65 6563 0200

Indonesia Sales Office & Plant

PT Clariant Adsorbents Indonesia
Jl. Raya Narogong Km14
Pangkalan 10, Desa Limusnunggal
Bogor 16820, Indonesia

Tel: +62 21 8249 7445
Fax No: +62 21 8249 8585

China Sales Office

Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd.
No. 2 Lane 168, Linhong Road
Changning District
200335 Shanghai China

Tel: +86 21 2248 3000
Fax: +86 21 2248 3840

China Plant

Clariant Specialty Chemicals (Zhenjiang) Co. Ltd.
No. 39, West Lin Jiang Road
New District Zhenjiang City
Jiangsu Province 212132

Tel: +86 511 85956611
Fax: +86 511 85956596

United States Sales Office & Plant

California, USA
926 S. 8th St.
PO Box 610
Colton, CA 92324
United States

Tel.: +1 909 825 1793
Tel.: +1 800 966 1793
Fax: +1 909 825 6271

United States Plant

New Mexico, USA
Rio Grande Industrial Park
101 Christine Drive
Belen, NM 87002
United States

Brazil Sales Office & Plant

São-Paulo
Rua Industrial, 802
Rio Abaixo - Jacarei 
12321-500 São-Paulo 
Brazil

Tel.: +55 12 2128-2288

Colombia Sales Office

Clariant S.A.
Autopista Medellín KM 2.5
Via Parcelas KM 1,
Vereda Siberia
Cota, Cundinamarca

Tel: +57 314 470 3711

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Cargo & Device Protection is a business group of Clariant’s BU Functional Minerals which, after half a century of organic growth and acquisition, has cultivated world-leading expertise and leadership in moisture and oxygen protection solutions.

Today, Clariant’s Cargo & Device Protection group operates a global network of active sales offices, research & development centers and manufacturing facilities around the world. It serves its customers in the electronics & semiconductor, and shipping & logistics industries through a global network of direct sales and channel partners. 

Part of Cargo & Device Protection’s rich history includes their introduction of humidity indicator cards.

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