Desiccant Packaging Range
Desiccants are perfect for protecting packaging and enclosure items that are susceptible to damage from moisture like electronic components, computer chips, loaded & vacuum packed JEDEC trays or any items that require moisture protection.
Antistat desiccants are available in a variety of types such as Silica Gel Packets, Activated Clay and Molecular Sieve. The synthetic and natural materials have an absorption performance suited to a wide range of product types, environments and humidity levels.
Our Humidity Indicator Cards (HIC) allow for a visual check of the humidity levels inside enclosures or packed items. This also gives a fast evaluation of the desiccant’s performance.
Antistat Silica gel is a synthetically produced form of silicon dioxide (SiO2) in the form of hard irregular granules or beads. The microporous structure of interlocking cavities gives a very high surface area making silica gel a high-capacity desiccant. Water molecules adhere to the gels surface exhibits a lower vapor pressure than the surrounding air. There is no chemical reaction, by-products or side effects produced by silica gel and water vapor is absorbed into its internal pores.
We supply silica gel in the form of indicating and non-indicating, the non-indicating gel will remain physically unchanged as a result of moisture absorption whereas indicating silica gel gives a visual indication of the absorption process/level.
Clay Desiccant Bags (10g & 25g)
Bentonite clay is a naturally occurring mineral as opposed to a chemically synthesized absorbent. Therefore, it is more economical than silica gel or molecular sieves. The performance curve exceeds both industry standards, and the silica gel performance curve for these same specifications.
At 20% RH, the activated clay bags will absorb 50% more moisture than required by industry standards, whereas silica gel will only absorb 3.5% more moisture than industry standards require. The packaging is sealed inside a waterproof and moisture vapor-proof container with the inclusion of a desiccant to prevent rust, mildew or corrosion damage. In Method II packaging, the package is maintained at a safe humidity below 40% RH during the normal storage period of 18 months to 2 years.
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We have a wide range of desiccants, one of our friendly staff are on hand to talk through your requirements.