Moisture can corrode sensitive electronic and semiconductor devices, and lead to erratic performance or even failure.
This is a particular risk during the 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. In dry packing of moisture sensitive surface mount devices, a dry pack with an improper, defective, or damaged seal can expose devices and components to the damaging effects of moisture.
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