Sealed Metal Drums
Recyclable Sealed Plastic Drum
Zytecs Shipping Containers
Corrugated Cardboard Packaging
Stackable Sealed Plastic Pails
AIAG Compliant Bar Code Labelling
The standard in the industry for desiccant shipping containers is a 55-gallon sealed drum. A 4 mil poly bag is inserted inside the drum to protect the desiccant bags from contamination and moisture. The desiccant bags are then bulk packed into the 4 mil poly bag inside the drum container. A recent trend has been to package 50 desiccant bags inside a 3 mil poly bag to allow easy removal and handling. The 3 mil bag is then placed inside the 55-gallon drum for shipment. Past experience shows using 55-gallon drums provides the best protection for the desiccant bags. Each 55-gallon drum will hold between 1000 and 1200 desiccant bags. It is also the most cost-effective method to ship desiccant products.
Sealed Metal Drum Containers for Desiccant Storage & Transport
Different Types of Foil Laminate Packaging for Desiccants
Advantages of Zytec Shipping Containers:
Useful Information About Zytec Shipping Containers:
Desiccant bags can be sealed in poly or nylon laminate plastic sacks and placed in corrugated boxes to protect against moisture. In addition, a Humidity Indicator can be added to help indicate product in excess of shelf life. When the humidity indicator turns pink, moisture has exceeded 5%.
Advantages of Corrugated Cardboard Box Shipping:
Useful Information About Cardboard Box Packaging:
Sealed plastic pails provide a packaging option that is appealing to many customers. Sealed plastic pails can be provided in various sizes to supply various volumes and weights of product to the assembly line. Pails are sealed air-tight and do not require an inner lining of polypropylene or foil sacks. Once the lid is removed, the product must be used rapidly or moved to another container.
Advantages of Sealed Plastic Pails:
Important Information About Plastic Pails:
Flow Dry complies with all AIAG bar code labeling standards for packaging. Standard labeling includes 2 labels on the outside of each package placed according to AIAG standards and one moisture warning label. Master labels and additional labels for inner poly or foil sacks are available for an additional charge.
MVTR is a measure of the passage of gaseous H2O through a barrier. It is also known as W.V.T.R. or “Water Vapor Transmission Rate”.
Moisture resistance for a material or a type of sack for packaging is measured in a special chamber, divided vertically by the substrate/barrier material. A dry atmosphere is in one chamber, and a moist atmosphere is in the other. A 24-hour test is run to see how much moisture passes through the substrate/barrier from the “wet” chamber to the “dry” chamber.
Standard test procedures (TAPPI T-464, ASTM E96) can specify any one of five combinations of temperature and humidity in the “wet” chamber. Tough test conditions are 100°F / 90%RH (Relative Humidity). MVTR results reported without reference to the test conditions are largely meaningless.
How quickly desiccant bags gain moisture when left unprotected. The graph was developed for an industry standard 100 grams of Molecular Sieve in an environment of 70% relative humidity and a temperature of 70° F.
Desiccant Bag Moisture Adsorption Over Time
The Moisture Gain of a Desiccant Bag Left Unprotected by Flow Dry Filtration Group
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