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Keep shipments dry with Absorpole

Jul 07, 2011

AbsorpoleCondensation in containers is a permanent problem especially when vessels are travelling through different latitudes causing dramatic variations in temperature. 

Absorpole is a product that helps reduce moisture and could be beneficial especially when shipping antiques, works of art or musical instruments. The product is based on the proven ability of calcium chloride to aggressively remove moisture from the air.  It is easy to use and is designed to hang within a corrugation recess of the container side panel thereby avoiding accidental damage from forklifts during loading an unloading.  

Absorpole is activated once it is pulled out of its container. The calcium chloride, at the top of the pole, immediately starts to absorb moisture from the surrounding air.  The desiccant material gradually dissolves into brine which is captured in a collector. Once captured, the moisture will not re-evaporate into the air.

The absorption characteristics of calcium chloride provide Absorpole with a superior absorption capacity – 2 litres - even at low humidity levels, and the ability to effectively protect cargo throughout the entire voyage.

Generally, 4–6 poles are required for 20-foot containers and 6–8 poles for 40-foot containers. The number may vary depending on the length of the voyage, the range of temperatures encountered and the type of cargo protected.

Absorpole is environmentally friendly as it’s made only of PE/PP plastics and salt, which are non-toxic and recyclable – it’s a one-time product and can be disposed of with regular waste.

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