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Desiccant Application Container
Protection against moisture as a vital element of securing of cargo
Do you ship your goods by sea containers? The most important thing for you, as well as every exporter, is that the load arrives at your client as a whole and in one piece, isn't it? Stretch wrap, lashing straps, anti-slide mats, and further packing aids are used when securing cargo. Still you can never be sure what nasty surprise awaits the person opening the container at the port of arrival. High humidity and extremely fluctuating temperatures for weeks on end throughout the trip over the oceans can damage the goods themselves, their wrapping, and the packaging aids. That might as well be each carrier's nightmare.
If you've just been confronted with the unpleasant follow-up of a transport damage due to too much moisture, rest assured: You are not alone. It doesn't matter if you produce cars, machinery parts, or metal coils, if you brew or bottle beverages and liquors, or if you manufacture apparel or leatherware. Aside from excess load, inadequate fastening of the goods, or the use soiled containers, excessive humidity can be the cause of a complete loss of the shipment. In about 10% of all cases of transport damages a damage due to damp is the reason for lengthy and expensive lawsuits.
Our high performance desiccant SeaDry was developped specifically for the use in sea containers. The use of this container desiccant, adapted for your individual case of application, minimizes the risk of shipping damages due to damp at sea. Clients from various industries, e.g. machine construction, automobile manufacturers, or the food industry, trust in the performance of SeaDry made by ThoMar. We provide solutions, not only products.
Mould growth at packaging aids
Not only were the machinery parts in the containers exposed to the rough sea for several weeks on their way over the Atlantic Ocean. The alternating climate zones and great differences in temperature, depending on the time of the day, caused condensation and container sweat. Finally the freight ship docked at the Port of Savannah, Georgia. Customs opened the containers, checked individual boxes, and found a large amount of mold growth on the timber used as packaging aid. The engines themselves were were not affected. Still the inspector allowed the importation only after the treatment and disinfection of the infested timber, which cost the importer not only time, but serious money.
Mould growth at packaging aids
Corrosion caused by leaking desiccant
One of our customers, a shipping company specializing in transporting goods on inland vessels, had already dealt with minimizing the risk of damage due to damp. With their current desiccant system, liquid forms in the course of air dehumidification. This liquid, to be more precise: brine, leaked onto the metal coils during shipping. This was a perfect starter for corrosion.
Corrosion on metal coils
Moisture damage at goods and packaging
With this subject matter the coordinator of quality assurance approached the ThoMar team. They had already tried to get the situation under control by using a higher number of desiccants per container. But this way of handling the situation started to become too costly. After all the company shipped almost 5.000 cotainers a year.
Soaked cardboard boxes