Absorpole is the first carbon-neutral container desiccant made with recycled plastic and low CO2 footprint calcium chloride. The sustainable choice for your company.
Did you know that approximately 10% of all containerised goods are discarded by moisture related damages? This is an incredibly large amount that goes to waste, not only causing large economic losses but also affecting our nature.
Container rain is caused by changes in temperature, which occur when vessels pass different climate zones. A container that is loaded in a tropical environment, for example in Hong Kong, where the air is warm and humid, and then shipped to, for example, Scandinavia, where temperatures are far cooler, will most likely suffer from cargo damage caused by container rain – if the container is not protected against moisture.
How do our products help?
Our desiccants are designed specifically to be used in containers, and we offer an extensive range of products that cover almost any kind of moisture control requirements. All of our products are adapted to the harsh treatment a container goes through; such as temperature and humidity fluctuations, rough handling, and long transport times. For quality assurance, we rigorously test all our products to ensure they can stand up to these adverse conditions.
Absorpole is based on the proven ability of calcium chloride to aggressively remove moisture from the air.
Absorpole is easy to use and is designed to hang within the corrugated recess of the container wall. Its flush fitting means minimal space is occupied and accidental damage from forklifts during stuffing and un-stuffing is avoided.
Absortop is specifically designed for use in bulk containers and fully loaded containers. Its high performance and long lasting absorption rate offers efficient protection for long shipments.
The Absorgel – Blanket is a simple and safe product in the form of a gel pad. It absorbs moisture. Cover (the product) is made of recyclable PE-film which prevents moisture release. Material is non aging and heat resistant. The absorbed water is bound into a gel so no liquid water is formed, which prevents leakage.
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How effective are different desiccants?
- Different desiccants are based on different substances with different capabilities to absorb moisture.
- When choosing your desiccants it is important to know that different substances have different characteristics.
- One important factor is the ability to absorb moisture in relation to its own weight which is shown in the graph
- Other factors are absorption rate at different levels of relative humidity and the risk for re-evaporation.
Moisture damage is caused by:
- In the ceiling and the walls of the container (Container Rain)
- On the cargo (Cargo Sweat)
- Prolonged periods of elevated humidity
- Condensation takes place on the coldest available surface, often in the container ceiling
- Liners protect against container rain, but not against humidity
No matter what anybody else tells you, if you are storing any items in a standard shipping container that is placed outside and exposed to the normal European elements, you are susceptible to condensation occurring inside the container, which will more often than not collect on the ceiling. What causes this? A standard shipping container is just a metal box which is quickly affected by ambient temperature changes. When the container is warm, the atmosphere inside the container can become humid. This humidity can materialise from a variety of sources such as water or moisture being trapped in the cargo.
From rust and mould, to damaged packing and odour; the effects of moisture damage are unpredictable – and costly. It is estimated that moisture damage directly affects up to 12% of all ruined cargo. However, it can be prevented. ABSOROPAK offers a range of products to protect your cargo from the effects of moisture damage. Minimise RISK and PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT with ABSORBOPAK. We provide products to meet your needs, we have moisture control for many different types of container and cargo. With AbsorGel, AbsorPole, AbsorBlanket and more we can eliminate the 12% of product you are losing during shipping. Long or short haul, our range of products will protect your cargo. With only 4 poles in a standard 20 foot shipping container, or 6 for a 40 foot container it is incredibly easy to remove the moisture from the cargo. These will need to be replaced periodically. Expiration varies depending on the type and condition of the goods/equipment you are storing, the weather conditions and the number of times you will open and shut the doors.