Protection during export & transport

Protection against Moisture & Oxidation Damage
Whether it’s a railcar carrying bulk grain, a truck transporting packages of semiconductors or a shipping container filled with wood furniture, your products share a common threat of moisture and oxidation damage during transport. 

Moisture Protection Solutions
Moisture is a major cause of degradation, malfunction and reduced shelf life for goods ranging from agricultural products and machinery to food and military components. Not only can it cause economic loss and waste, moisture can damage your company’s reputation for quality.

Clariant Cargo & Device Protection provides targeted desiccant and humidity indicator solutions for monitoring and protecting goods against damaging moisture and humidity across the worldwide supply chain. The business specializes in two areas:  intermodal cargo transport, including exports and packaging for sensitive electronic devices and semiconductors. 

Oxygen Absorption Solutions 
Like moisture, oxidation also poses a serious threat to products ranging from pet foods to pastas to dairy products. Exposed to moisture and oxygen, package foods become susceptible to mold, bacteria and rancidity.

Clariant Cargo & Device Protection offers a broad selection of oxygen absorbers to protect food products against oxidation. Plus, our oxygen absorbing products come in a variety of sizes and configurations to conform to package sizes, shapes and other needs. 

A Leader in Innovation
A world leader in desiccant and oxygen absorption solutions, Clariant Cargo & Device Protection is the largest global manufacturer of bentonite desiccants for packaging applications.

We bring decades of expertise innovating breakthrough solutions based on bentonite clay desiccant, a material with a high rate and capacity for adsorption that is ideal for a multitude of packaging applications. 

In addition, we offer a full range of desiccant and oxygen absorbing solutions including container desiccants, desiccant bags, and oxygen absorbers, as well as humidity indicator cards, humidity indicator plugs, and desiccator plugs that monitor the packaging atmosphere.

Contact Clariant’s Cargo & Device Protection experts to help assist with choosing the right desiccant. 



February 24, 2014
Clariant Container Dri® II Desiccants Meet New FCC Guidelines for Cocoa Bean Shipments
  • Provide 65 percent or higher loading of calcium chloride, complying with Federation of Cocoa Commerce recommendations
  • Deliver highest moisture absorption performance of any calciumchloride-based desiccant to optimize economics
  • Advanced formulation traps moisture as a thick gel, preventing spills

    Muttenz, February 24, 2014 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Container Dri® II desiccant products meet new specifications from the Federation of Cocoa Commerce Ltd. (FCC) for protection of cocoa bean shipments in containers. 


July 19, 2013
Clariant’s Proven OxyGuard™ Food Preservation Technology Now Available in U.S.
  • As food preservation issues increase, Clariant extends food shelf life with high-performance oxygen scavengers at competitive price points

  • Technology supports consumer demand for less reliance on chemical preservation

Muttenz, July 18, 2013 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is answering U.S. consumer demand for improved food safety and quality with the introduction of Oxy-Guard™, an oxygen-reducing technology that helps prevent the growth of mold, fungus and bacteria in pre-packaged foods. Widely used in Asia for decades, the technology elimates reliance on chemical preservatives with high-performance oxygen scavenger packets, giving Clariant’s U.S. customers a proven option for cost-effective food preservation. 


July 19, 2013
Clariant’s Protective Desiccants Offer Superior Moisture Absorption for Bulk Grain Transport
  • Container Dri II® trumps propionic acid and its various salts in preserving bulk grains and other agricultural products during overseas shipping
  • Container Dri II® is simpler to use, less costly than propionic acid and reduces product waste

Muttenz, July 17, 2013 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, offers an advanced technology solution for moisture protection in packaging and shipping containers that is aiding in the reduction of mold and microtoxins that can threaten the quality of grain exports. Clariant’s Container Dri II®, a superior and cost-effective alternative to commonly used propionic acid, is a desiccant technology that protects bulk grain for the length of the shipment to help ensure the quality of grain arriving in foreign ports. Container Dri II maintains grain flowability and is easy and cost effective to use.

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