Desiccants function on the basic principle of moisture adsorption from the air. Adsorption refers to the weak intermolecular acting forces. These drying agents attract thin layers of moisture molecules from the air to the desiccant surfaces through multiple layer adsorption. Some products use the capillary condensation mechanism, which involves tiny pores eventually filling with water molecules.
Food products are often exposed to mould and bacteria in a highly humid atmosphere, resulting in food spoilage and discolouration. Metal oxidation can also occur in electronic products due to excessive humidity, leading to defects and wastage. The presence of moisture in medication packaging can harm the effectiveness of medicines. Use desiccants inside the product packaging to prevent defects in electronics, spoilage of food products, and medicines wastage due to excessive humidity or moisture. Desiccants can be used in all industries because every product must be transported into packaging or shipping containers and can be damaged due to excess moisture: agricultural commodities (cocoa beans, rice, nuts, seeds), automotive components, appliances, beverage cans, furniture, clothing, machinery, and so on. Moisture can damage any product and render it unfit for human consumption, retail sale, or manufacturing. Every year, millions of products are damaged and, in many cases, scrapped due to this issue.
Protect products against moisture in the atmosphere with a Desiccant in the packaging. Desiccants are very useful in areas where the rate of evaporation is low due to the high humidity in the air. Desiccants, also known as dehumidifiers, absorb excess moisture from the air to keep it dry and hygienic.
Desiccants are available in packets, sheets, moulded polymers, sachets, pillow packs, and many other types. They are used for various purposes and in multiple places. It is critical to use the proper desiccant for the recommended goal. Salt, for example, is a desiccant product that, when in contact with metal objects, causes corrosion. As a result, it cannot be used in drying areas where metal objects are stored.
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