Specialty chemicals company
Clariant announced that its cargo desiccant Container Dri II, was awarded EcoTain status for its best-in-class sustainability and performance excellence of its cargo protection solution. In the U.S., Container Dri desiccants are manufactured in Belen, N.M.
To achieve EcoTain status, Container Dri II was subjected to an assessment that measured 36 criteria in three sustainability dimensions - social, environmental and economic. The container desiccant was shown to deliver a positive benefit in all areas.
Container Dri II helps to safeguard cargo and prevent waste by protecting shipments during transportation, particularly over long journeys and through different climate zones. The combined mixture of deliquescent salt and binding agent from renewable resources absorbs moisture from the ambient air in the cargo container to prevent condensation
, also known as container sweat or container rain. While absorbing water, the product transforms from granules into a gel which securely locks in the water without any possibility for liquid to escape, spill or drip. The non-toxic drying agent offers a high level of safety and the saturated dehumidification bags, strips or poles can be disposed of through normal industrial waste.