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CONTAINER DRI® II Cargo Desiccant

Eliminate Container Rain with Container Desiccants

Edition Date :
October 22, 2022

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.


  • Safe for contact with food products
  • Dimeythyl Fumarate Free (DMF) - Non-Toxic
  • Safe & easy to handle
  • Dispose with normal industrial waste
  • Best performance in the market
  • Cost-effective
  • More absorption with less desiccant
  • Meets New FCC Guideline Recommendation for Shipment of Cocoa Beans in Containers
  • Clariant EcoTain® distinction
  • Variety of applications: canned goods, automotive parts, powders, glass, wood, machinery, furniture, agricultural products such as coffee beans, cocoa beans, and corn meal
  • Variety of configurations


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Sustainability Data Sheet - CARGO PROTECTION

Container Dri® II protects cargo from the damaging effects of moisture during shipping and transport. Its high performance enables more absorption with less desiccant, making it a cost effective and economical solution. 



Products that offer outstanding sustainability advantages are awarded Clariant’s EcoTain® label. EcoTain® products significantly exceed sustainability market standards, have best-in-class performance and contribute overall to sustainability efforts of the company and our customers. Find out more about: EcoTain®.

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Preventing Container Rain

A unique feature of Container Dri II desiccants also referred to as moisture absorbing bags, or dry bags, is dew point control. Dew point is the temperature at which condensation starts to form on surfaces, such as container walls and ceilings. By aggressively removing moisture from ambient air, Container Dri II products lower the dew point to prevent “container rain” from damaging goods in transit.

This system is highly effective in preventing the conditions that may cause mildew, warpage, corrosion, caking and other damage to agricultural products, bulk foods, powders, wood products, glass, furniture, automobile parts, leather goods, beans such as cocoa bean, and coffee bean, machinery, and metal components. Container Dri II cargo desiccants can help manufacturers, shippers, distributors and other stakeholders protect brand equity, maintain their reputation for quality and safeguard revenues.

Protecting Food Shipments

Container Dri II has already enjoyed success protecting cocoa bean shipments from moisture damage by providing the highest moisture absorption of any calcium chloride–based product, easily addressing the 65 percent or higher loading of calcium chloride recommended in the Federation of Cocoa Commerce Ltd. (FCC) guidelines for shipment of cocoa beans in containers.

Packaging and usage

Container Dri II is available in several configurations to best accommodate different modes and methods of shipping. The number may vary depending on shipping conditions and the nature of the products being protected. Clariant works with customers to determine the optimal number of bags needed to protect goods for the duration of their journey.

Absorption capacity (Approx. 125 g per bag:)
> 400 % or approx. 500 g H2O per bag at 95% rel. humidity and 40 °C

Description Weight Dimensions

Usage recommendation
20-ft Cont.

40-ft Cont.

Container Dri II - individual bags either with or without adhesive backing. 125 g

5.25” x 10.5”

145 mm x 255 mm

32-36                  64-72
Container Dri II-Strip - adhesive strips for installation onto the walls of shipping containers. 750 g

5.25” x 63”

145 mm x 1520 mm

5-6                     10-12
Container Dri II Pole - designed for easy hanging inside shipping containers. 750 g

5.25” x 39.75”

133 mm x 1010 mm

5-6                     10-12
Container Dri II Pack - configured in a hard shell to be hung and suspended high in a container. 750 g

16.93" x 9.25"

430 mm x 235 mm

5-6                     10-12
Container Dri II Pack - configured in a hard shell to be hung and suspended high in a container. 1500 g

16.93" x 18.50"

430 mm x 470 mm

3-4                     5-6
Container Dri II Plus - complete with a hook and strap system that can be hung and suspended inside containers, river barges and rail cars. 1500 g

521 mm x 559 mm

20.5” x 22”

3-4                     5-6
Container Dri II Blanket - Confi gured as a »blanket« featuring two adhesive strips, the blanket may be adhered directly to cargo or to a cardboard slip, then placed atop cargo.
1500 g

430 mm x 235 mm

16.93" x 9.25"

3-4                     5-8

Download our Cargo Desiccant Available Configurations and Installation Infographic in the documents section.


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