22 Apr 2024

Introducing: Calcium Chloride Desiccant

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is a deliquescence salt which in its pure form can absorb up to 10 times the amount of water of its net weight, forming a hydrate (salt brine).

Nowadays, most of calcium chloride desiccants are a mix of anhydrous CaCl2 with starch where the absorbed moisture is transformed into a gel.

Calcium chloride desiccants are effective in a wide temperature range between 0°C and 90°C and can absorb moisture for up to 90 days and absorb up to 300% of their dry weight.

These properties make Calcium chloride desiccant the perfect solution to protect cargo from moisture damage during long haul ocean shipments.