Container Desiccants To Save Your Profits
Did you know that approximately 10% of goods shipped get discarded due to container rain (also known as container sweat) every year?
Imagine a container consisting of $30,000 worth of goods, that’s $3,000 worth of goods being discarded per container, which is quite a sum of money!
The amount of time and labor needed to have the goods shipped again on top of that!
One of the most common causes of damaged goods, container rain, happens due to the changes in relative humidity. This causes the air in the container to condense on the ceiling, eventually dripping down, thus forming container rain.
I mean, who doesn’t love the rain? It reminds us of all of the cooling weather and perfect days to sleep.
But, rain in a container – damaging your goods, increasing the cost incurred? It doesn’t sound like a fantastic plan.
Hence, it is always essential to take precautions. It’s still better to be safe than sorry, after all!
Here are some precautions that we can take to prevent container rain from happening.
Dehumidifier absorbs excess moisture in the surrounding air, maintaining the level of humidity of the surroundings, thus preventing condensation from forming.
However, if you think that installing a dehumidifier is too much of a hassle, give Humi Dryer Bag a try! A container desiccant that contains calcium chloride and clay, it removes moisture from shipping containers and adsorbs up to 80% of its weight.
Keep your cargo safe and dry, just like how dehumidifier does but at a lower cost!
Non-condensation coating known as Grafotherm is a coat applied to the interiors of the cargo, which acts as an insulation and retains moisture within its structure. Thus, keeping your cargo free from container rain.
Alternatively, get a thermal blanket – Embatuff. This blanket protects your cargo from humidity change and heat radiation, which are also easy to install!
Not to forget, they also protect your cargo against odor and dirt!
Moisture Adsorbing Pole – Suitable for people that are facing issues with space constraints, these moisture adsorbing poles are designed to fit in between the grooves of the shipping container walls.
Stream Peak’s very own Humi Dryer Pole, which consists of Humi Dryer Plus or Humi Dryer, can adsorb up to 80% (Humi Dryer) or 280% (Humi Dryer+) of its weight. It is also designed to make installation more convenient by allowing you to hang these poles without the use of a ladder, or leave it on the floor of the container!
Lastly, make the right choice for your pallet!
Wooden pallets tend to absorb more moisture from the environment as they are made of freshly cut woods, hence increasing the moisture level in the container, resulting in higher humidity levels. Therefore, a plastic pallet would be ideal for lowering the relative humidity level in the surrounding.
Think you are facing an issue with your container’s humidity level? Don’t hesitate to contact us!