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.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
February 28, 2020
Spot on! Clariant delivers one-of-a-kind humidity security for level 2+ SMDs to IPC APEX EXPO 2020 visitors
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
September 10, 2019
Clariant introduces innovative halogen- and cobalt dichloride-free Type 2 Non-reversible Humidity Indicator Cards to ensure integrity of moisture sensitive electronic components
Advanced technology is an integral part of society, with electronic and digital devices becoming ubiquitous. To ensure the integrity of devices ranging from personal electronics, including computers and cell phones, to industrial automation solutions, it is critical that these moisture-sensitive components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and surface mount devices (SMDs) are carefully transported and stored. SMDs for instance, are comprised of many powerful and essential processors, chipsets, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits that power today’s digital devices and products. These components are very sensitive and can easily fail when exposed to moisture, due to cracking, delamination and “popcorning.” more
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.
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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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