- Responsibly mined, eco-friendly, natural bentonite clay desiccant
- Reduced energy consumption and lower emissions due to a less complex production process
- Highly adsorbent, specially selected high-grade bentonite clay can help avoid waste, re-work, and reproduction of goods damaged by moisture
- U.S. Pharmacopeia USP <670> compliant clay available upon request
- Plastic-free, bio-based packet made from raw materials that are sustainably grown
- Safe for direct contact with food
- Non-toxic, water-based ink & adhesive
- No harsh chemicals used in the production of Desi Pak ECO
- Global availability helps reduce transportation
- Clariant EcoTain® distinction in sustainability
Desi Pak ECO is available, upon request, with clay desiccant that complies with relevant U.S. FDA (21 CFR), suitable for use in food and drug packaging, and that comply with U.S. Pharmacopeia USP <670> testing requirements for Auxiliary Packaging Components.
When inserted into a properly sealed product package or container, Desi Pak ECO packets offer a sustainable way to prevent moisture-related damage to packaged goods and help prolong shelf life. In manufacturing, use, and disposal, they combine high performance with minimal environmental impact.
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®.
Desi Pak ECO has undergone a systematic, in-depth screening process using 36 criteria in all three sustainability dimensions: social, environmental, and economic. As a result, Desi Pak ECO delivered a positive benefit in all areas. Download our Desi Pak ECO Sustainability Data Sheet from the Documentation section.
Unlike silica gel, which is manufactured in a carbon- and energy-intensive process, the bentonite clay used in Desi Pak ECO is extracted through surface mining and merely requires granulation, drying, and grading prior to packaging and use. The bentonite clay is naturally occurring and globally available, helping assure an uninterrupted supply and reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
All Desi Pak bentonite clay are sourced by Clariant. The mining process begins with the exploration needed to identify and acquire top-grade bentonite clay deposits, through to the mining (extraction) process, and even to the reclamation/restoration process for areas where our mining is complete. Our commitment to ecological sustainability is clear: Clariant will restore and recultivate all bentonite mining areas to an equal or better state than when our operations began.
The bio-based paper and the water-based ink and adhesive used for packaging complement the active clay making Desi Pak ECO a sustainable alternative with fewer environmental impacts than synthetic desiccant in plastic packaging.
A comparative environmental life cycle, based on desiccant manufactured in the United States of America, demonstrated that when compared with a functionally equivalent quantity of silica gel, Desi Pak ECO presents a lower life cycle impact across four endpoint indicators: human health, ecosystem quality, resource use, and global warming potential.
Transportation packaging of Desi Pak ECO is also focused on materials with a lower environmental impact. The carton packaging used to transport Desi Pak ECO is specifically sourced to be recyclable and made from sustainably grown raw materials. Further, Desi Pak ECO comes packaged with cobalt-dichloride free (CDF) humidity indicator cards.
The CDF cards are free of cobalt-dichloride, a chemical regulated under European Chemical Bureau (ECB) REACH directives. The CDF cards help ensure the desiccant is in excellent condition and ready for use by helping to avoid: (1) unforeseeable moisture damage by using inactive desiccant and (2) the need to quarantine desiccant until tested to ensure moisture during shipping or storage has not compromised the desiccant.
Desi Pak ECO bentonite clay desiccants are available as single packets made of bio-based paper that uses only water-based adhesives and inks that are non-toxic, and comply with U.S. FDA requirements for contact with food.
Standard bag sizes are 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, and 33-gram packets. Custom sizes may be available upon request.