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Clariant Cargo & Device Protection offers a complete portfolio of desiccants and humidity indicator cards for use in the electronic and semiconductor industries for dry packing and any other moisture sensitive devices in need of protection.  Our bentonite clay-based desiccants and humidity indicators help protect goods from moisture through the entire supply chain.  Solutions are available through a global sales network with worldwide manufacturing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China.

Our featured industry solution, the new HUMITECTOR Type 2 is the market's first non-reversible, low-halogen, free of cobalt-dichloride humidity indicator.  It provides a more detailed packaged history, used in dry packing of moisture sensitive surface mount devices than a traditional reversible Type 1 humidity indicator card.

Our DESI PAK desiccant bags provide a simple, dependable and economical solution for preventing moisture damage in enclosed packages such as dry packs for moisture sensitive surface mount devices.  Placed together with our HUMITECTOR Type 2 inside a dry pack, DESI PAK will help protect against the harmful effects of moisture.

Other Clariant solutions include Our sustainable ECOTAIN labeled cargo desiccant, CONTAINER DRI II, and Oxy-Guard Oxygen Absorbers for helping extend the shelf life in food packaging


 Press Releases

    • Bentonite clay is an abundant, naturally occurring mineral
    • Unit weights, adsorption compared per MIL-D-3464 & DIN 55473
    • Production, carbon footprint, sustainability factors noted
    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Cargo & Device Protection business line are releasing an industry whitepaper that details the many benefits of bentonite clay as a natural, sustainable desiccant solution for moisture control in packaging. The new whitepaper is available at https://www.clariant.com/en/Business-Units/Functional-Minerals/Cargo-and-Device-Protection.

    The new whitepaper highlights the specific benefits of bentonite clay in terms of composition, moisture-adsorption performance, production requirements, and the environmental impact of available moisture controlled packaging solutions. Bentonite clay, the principal ingredient in Clariant Desi Pak® desiccants, is a highly adsorbent, chemically inert material comprised of calcium montmorillonite. It is an abundant, naturally occurring substance that can be mined and produced in many areas of the world. It requires no chemical additives and, once mined, requires only limited processing (extrusion, drying, grading) prior to use. Thus, the material stands out from synthetic desiccants whose production requires significant chemical, energy, and resource inputs, and necessitate global distribution that adds to the material's overall carbon footprint.

    The paper provides performance data, including adsorption characteristics according to MIL-D-3464 and DIN 55473, for desiccants in the most common packaging applications. In these applications — textiles, leather goods, electronics, metal components, foods, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices — desiccants are used as drying agents to extend shelf life by protecting goods from mold, corrosion, or other moisture-related degradation or damage.

    Clariant Cargo & Device Protection offers a complete portfolio of desiccants, container desiccants, oxygen absorbers, and humidity indicator solutions to help protect goods from moisture and oxygen across the entire supply chain. Solutions are available through a global sales network with worldwide manufacturing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China.

    Desi Pak® IS A TRADEMARK OF CLARIANT REGISTERED IN MANY COUNTRIES.

    • Market's first non-reversible humidity indicator Type 2 is low-halogen and cobalt-dichloride-free
    • Provides more detailed package history than reversible Type 1 indicator cards
    • Complies with the latest revision of IPC/JEDEC standard, J-STD-033D

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Cargo & Device Protection unit, the originator of the color change humidity indicator card, introduce an industry-first innovation to better ensure that the integrity of dry packing that protects moisture-sensitive devices has not been compromised by high humidity at any time during shipment or storage. The new Humitector Type 2 Non-Reversible Humidity Indicator Cards are low-halogen and free of cobalt dichloride, a substance of concern to the European Chemical Bureau.

    The new Humitector cards are the only low-halogen cobalt dichloride-free humidity indicator cards to combine multiple, reversible color humidity indicators with an industry first: a patent-pending, non-reversible 60% humidity indicator. They provide verifiable color change accuracy and meet or exceed applicable European Chemical Bureau regulations. The new cards have been approved for use by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) in the latest revisions to IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033 (J-STD-033D) – the dry packing standard for surface mount devices.

    "Clariant developed Humitector Type 2 non-reversible humidity indicator cards because surface-mount suppliers and device manufacturers said that they wanted greater assurance in the integrity of dry packs for moisture-sensitive devices," said Michelle Martin, Head of Clariant Cargo & Device Protection, North America. "The 60% non-reversible indicator on these new cards makes it easy to see if the package contents have been exposed to high levels of moisture for a prolonged period of time."

    Until now, users of moisture-sensitive, reflowable surface mount devices have had little choice in the humidity indicator cards required for use in protective packages governed by the J-STD-033 standard. Typical cards offer only reversible indicators that reflect current (dry or humid) conditions. If package contents, including the card, are exposed to damaging humidity but then returned to a dry environment before the card is checked, the exposure could go unnoticed as the card reverses back to a dry reading. As a result, surface mounts could enter production even though they may have been compromised by moisture.

    Clariant Cargo & Device Protection offers a complete portfolio of desiccants, container desiccants, oxygen absorbers, and humidity indicator solutions to help protect goods from moisture and oxygen through the entire supply chain. Solutions are available through a global sales network with worldwide manufacturing sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China.

    For more information, visit www.clariant.com/type-2-humidity-indicator-card.

    ™ TRADEMARK
    Desi Pak® IS A TRADEMARK OF CLARIANT REGISTERED IN MANY COUNTRIES.


 Products

  • HUMITECTOR™ Type 2 Humidity Indicator Card
    Humitector™ Type 2 humidity indicator (HI) card from Clariant offers electronic and semiconductor manufacturers a JEDEC-compliant, non-reversible, humidity-indication solution that is low-halogen, and free of cobalt dichloride (CDF)....

  • The Humitector™ Type 2 humidity indicator (HI) card from Clariant offers electronic and semiconductor manufacturers a JEDEC-compliant, non-reversible, humidity-indication solution that is low-halogen, and free of cobalt dichloride (CDF), a chemical regulated under European Chemical Bureau (ECB) REACH directives. Each card contains three color humidity indicators: a non-reversible 60% relative humidity (RH) indicator plus two reversible RH indicators (5% and 10%). These indicators provide verifiable color-change accuracy as required by IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-033D and meet or exceed applicable ECB regulations.

    Thanks to its non-reversible indicator, this HI card provides a more complete history of the dry pack environment. Conventional HI cards, with only reversible indicators, reflect only current (dry or humid) conditions. If products are exposed to damaging humidity for a prolonged period but are returned to a dry environment before the card is checked, such damage could go undetected.  Visit us at Clariant desiccants and Humidity Indicators.

  • DESI PAK BENTONITE DESICCANT BAGS
    DESI PAK® bentonite desiccant bags provide a simple, dependable and economical solution for preventing moisture damage in enclosed packages, such as dry packs for moisture sensitive surface mount devices....

  • Desiccants reduce the humidity inside a closed packaging as soon as they are placed inside. The absorption capacity is dependent on the relative humidity (r.h.) of the surrounding air.

    By using DESI PAK® desiccant bags, the relative humidity can be reduced below 40% r.h. inside the packaging and therefor offer a reliable protection against corrosion and other moisture damages.

    DESI PAK desiccant bags provide a simple, dependable and economical solution for preventing moisture damage in enclosed packages such as dry packs for moisture sensitive surface mount devices.  Placed together with our HUMITECTOR Type 2 humidity indicator card inside a dry pack, DESI PAK will help protect against the harmful effects of moisture.

    Clariant also offers container desiccants, and oxygen absorbers


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