Reduce shipping costs of glass products with container moisture control system

Manufacturers of glass, and products incorporating glass, can significantly reduce moisture damage and shipping costs with Container Dri® II from Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging.

As shipments travel over land and by sea, condensation often accumulates on glass surfaces damaging glass or surrounding products and depositing alkaline minerals after evaporation. Significant product replacement and clean-up costs can result. Container Dri II is a cost-effective method of preventing condensation from forming on glass surfaces by absorbing ambient moisture inside cargo containers during transportation. Container Dri II is effective at protecting various forms of glass from moisture damage, including float glass, beaded glass, and glass containers.During wet-dry cycles, condensation forms repeatedly on glass surfaces and then evaporates. As this process takes place, moisture forming on the glass surface leaches alkaline materials from the glass, and when the moisture evaporates, it leaves concentrations of alkaline behind, staining the glass. For the best protection from moisture, glass should be shipped and stored in low humidity and air temperatures to avoid condensation.Specifically designed to meet the needs of the shipping industry, Container Dri II absorbs water vapor and lowers relative humidity for up to 90 days, protecting shipments throughout extended voyages and unexpected delays.This moisture control system absorbs water vapor through a special micro-porous packaging film. Water is captured in a proprietary formulation that concentrates it into a thick gel, preventing it from escaping. It can absorb up to three times its weight in water and contains environmentally friendly materials allowing for regular waste disposal.

Container Dri II is available in a strip of six with an adhesive backing for easy installation onto the inside walls of shipping and freight containers.

It is also available in individual bags to place between loaded packages or cargo. In 20-foot shipping containers, generally 32 125-gram bags are required to protect cargo; double the amount should be used for 40-foot containers. Based on these recommendations, transporters can maintain product integrity for up to 90 days. Required amounts of Container Dri II may vary depending on the time and mode of transportation, the quantity and composition of transported goods, and temperature and climate changes experienced during transport.

The manufacturer of Container Dri II, Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging, is the world’s largest supplier of desiccants and humidity indicator products, with North American manufacturing facilities in Belen, NM, and Colton, CA, and global facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. The company manufactures a complete line of humidity indicator products, packaged desiccants, and absorbents.

Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging provides moisture control solutions for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, nutraceutical, electronic, food, agricultural, chemical, automotive, and other industries. Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is a member of the Süd-Chemie Group, a global organization with more than 60 manufacturing and marketing companies worldwide.

600450 Reduce shipping costs of glass products with container moisture control system
Date: 4 June 2003
Source: Süd-Chemie

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