SeaDry container desiccants are suitable for safeguarding the high quality of foodstuffs against moisture during transport.

Protect food transports against moisture

Germany has occupied one of the top positions in world agricultural trade for many years. In 2020, it was enough for third place in exports (behind the Netherlands and the USA)*, whereby the most important third-country markets, apart from Switzerland, were above all China and the USA**. When food is transported by container for weeks, there is regularly a great risk of moisture damage caused by condensation. Read here how a food manufacturer with worldwide shipping protects its goods from this on the way to their country of destination.

* Quelle: UN Comtrade

** Quelle: Statistisches Bundesamt

Stacks of parcels in a storage container

Protect e-commerce returns from moisture in the interim storage facility

53 percent of all online orders are placed with Amazon (own-account and marketplaces)*. A total of one in six parcels in Germany is sent back to the respective e-commerce retailer**. A large business segment. Especially for Marketplace retailers who lack the necessary capacities for their own returns management, it is a common model to hand over the returns to resellers. Before they can sell the goods themselves, they have to be stored temporarily - e.g. in a freight container. To protect the goods from damage due to high humidity, a ThoMar customer uses SeaDry container desiccants. The success of this measure is confirmed by a data logger that continuously records the climate in the container. If the desiccants are replaced in good time after saturation, the humidity remains within a non-critical range.

Do you also use containers for storage, temporarily or permanently? Get in touch with us. Our advisors will recommend the right SeaDry variant for you and have further advice for optimally securing your goods.

*Online Monitor 2021, HDE Handelsverband Deutschland

**Forschungsgruppe Retourenmanagement / Universität Bamberg, 29.12.2020

IBC containers and steel drums in an outdoor storage facility

Silica gel protects raw materials in drums and IBCs

In order to protect hygroscopic substances from too much harmful humidity during storage in or removal from IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers), drums or tanks, special desiccant filters are attached to the vent nozzle of the container. Loose silica gel is contained in the filters. Due to its ability to adsorb excess moisture from the ambient air, on the one hand the inner air column above the stored substance is dehumidified. On the other hand, the silica gel dries the outside air that flows in when the container is emptied.

For this and other purposes, ThoMar OHG supplies you with silica gel in bulk, also as silica gel orange (with saturation indicator). In addition to our standard range, various grain sizes are available upon request.


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