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Protect your items from moisture damage.
Did you ever take a cold bottle of water out of the refrigerator and put it on the table? Did you see what happened? Condensation formed and made a puddle on the table.
The same thing happens to your cargo inside a shipping container.
Hot air contains more water than cold air. When hot air gets cold (during the voyage on the ship) it releases water onto your cargo causing corrosion in steel products, coagulation or cohesion of starch or sugar, fungus in agricultural products and water damage in furniture and garments.
This is what moisture can do, at home:
Or during the voyage in a shipping container.
Typical problems during a voyage:
- Metals corrode, discolor and lose their shine
- Cargo and packaging get moldy, soft, crumbled and discolored.
- Bad smell
- Physical damage from water, ice, things gluing together, caking etc.
Moisture Damage can be Prevented
All containers contain moisture from the time of loading and in the cargo. No container is airtight. Moisture will move in and out of the container during the course of the voyage – “Container Breathing”.
The objective of a moisture protection program is to prevent the buildup of moisture in the air to levels where it may cause damage. This is done by reducing the amount of the moisture entering the container and by using “Absorbers” to remove moisture from the air.
We offer complete protection from moisture for your home, business or export of your goods.
There are three products on the market to protect cargo from moisture. They are:
Absorbs 15-30% of its weight for about 5 days. After that it stops working. About 30 kilogrammes needed per shipping container.
- Natural Clay.
Clay absorbs 30-50% of its weight for about 2 weeks. About 15 kilogrammes needed per shipping container.
- InterDry Power Desiccant (Calcium Chloride).
Absorbs more than 200% of its weight. Continues absorbing after 5 weeks and only 4 kg of InterDry Power Desiccant is needed per shipping container.