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The Case of Silica Gel Desiccant for Wooden Furniture

Nov 08,2022 | Bond

In Nov 2018, we received an inquiry from Australia.

Hello, recently we have imported a batch of goods from Vietnam for the first time

We just found that the furniture was damp and moldy after arrival, we lost a large amount of goods, after investigation because there were a lot of water droplets on the top of the container, the outer packaging of the furniture was wet, and then the furniture was also wet and moldy, is there any way to avoid this situation?

Our product experts were concerned about their unfortunate experience. First, it usually happens like this moisture-proofing measure is not ready when importing goods for the first time.
Secondly, we also explained to him why this happened, and there were a lot of water droplets condensing on the top of the container and falling. This phenomenon we generally call container rain.

water drops in desiccant

So what is container rain?

Container rain describes drops of water dripping from the walls of the container and thus on the goods. In the sea shipment, temperature variations are frequent between night and day but also between the different climates encountered. 
When humid air cools down, it can no longer retain the moisture accumulated at higher temperatures: drops are formed by condensation of the air contained in the closed container as a result of temperature fluctuations. 
Container rain is not a unique phenomenon in one day but can occur throughout the container’s journey. 

container rain reason

Therefore when goods are transported by sea for up to half a month or more, mold can be foreseen in wooden furniture if there are no moisture-proof measures.

Our product experts recommended a five-pack calcium chloride desiccant to this customer. We give the customer more instructions on using his container, depending on container size.

The moisture absorber effect of calcium chloride desiccant can last up to 60 days.

container rain

We try to build a lasting satisfying collaboration from this solution.

If you have similar needs, please get in touch with us, and we will customize the moisture absorber solution to meet your specific requirements.

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