Drop-In Automatable Desiccant Packets
Desiccant packets are small sachets that can be filled with a variety of sorbent materials and are aimed at protecting healthcare products from degradation due to moisture. Desiccant packets help maintain drug stability and prolong shelf life inside healthcare packaging containers. Available with a variety of active materials, these packets manufactured by Clariant are available in pre-cut or as reel-wound Continu-Strip®, which can be efficiently automated on standard packaging equipment.
Packets are ideal for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products that are susceptible to either chemical or physical degradation due to moisture. Silica gel (silicone dioxide) and molecular sieve (zeolite) are offered depending on the moisture adsorption attributes required for any given application. Activated carbon is used either independently or in combination with silica gel to provide odor adsorption properties.
Desiccant packets are often widely used for diagnostic and medical device applications to protect reagents, rapid tests, urinalysis strips, ELISA kits and a variety of in vitro and clinical diagnostic devices.
Thanks to Clariant, we can offer desiccant packets that are fully compliant with US FDA and EU regulations for use in pharmaceutical applications and that comply with US Pharmaceopia USP <670> standard for pharmaceutical desiccants.
Our range of trusted desiccants provided by Clariant include:
Silica gel (moisture adsorption)
Molecular sieve (moisture adsorption)
Desiccant + activated carbon (moisture and odor control)
Activated carbon (odor control)