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Container Desiccants from Clariant Avoid Losses
Due to Moisture as Food Exports Grow

   Container Dri® II line offers broadest configuration choice of
    container desiccants
   Fights “container rain,” protecting cargo across variations in
    humidity and temperature
   Patented desiccant formula aggressively absorbs three times its
    weight in moisture

Muttenz, June 27, 2012 – As more agricultural products are shipped
overseas, patented Container Dri® II container desiccants from Süd-
Chemie Performance Packaging, a member of Clariant’s Functional
Materials Business Unit, can protect valuable goods from the harmful
effects of moisture during lengthy travel. The Container Dri II product
line features a full array of configurations (bags, strips, poles, packs); a
unique formulation that traps moisture in a no-spill gel; and the ability
to reduce the dew point to avoid “container rain”. This solution offers
shippers unmatched flexibility, choice and performance.

For example, food shipments are expected to play a leading role in
achieving U.S. President Obama’s goal of doubling global exports by 2015.
Exporters are particularly looking to the Asian marketplace due to its
increasingly affluent population that favors Western foods. However, long-
distance intermodal shipments face significant challenges from the
damaging effects of humidity, including mold, mildew and spoilage.
Similarly, non-food shipments can face warpage and corrosion.

Especially as commodity prices increase, it is no longer an option for
shippers to discard a portion of their valuable cargo, simply as a cost of
doing business. It is important to customers’ profitability and market image
to avoid losses due to moisture.

“Clariant’s Container Dri II desiccants make it simpler and less risky to
ship goods to distant locations through various temperature and humidity
conditions,” said Johanna Knyrim, Container Dri II global product
specialist. “Performance Packaging works with customers to determine the
optimal type and amount of desiccant required to protect goods for the
duration of their journey. We’re proud to offer specialized, high-
performance technology along with expert service to help customers
improve their bottom line and maintain their brand equity.”

                                                                               Clariant Media Center
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Double Protection From Moisture

Container Dri II desiccants absorb up to three times its weight in moisture
and, through an advanced formula, traps it as a thick gel. By aggressively
absorbing moisture from the air, this technology reduces the dew point
temperature below the surface temperature to prevent condensation from
forming. With Container Dri II desiccants, the container’s interior – and the
cargo – remain dry.

Choice of Configuration

Container Dri II container desiccants come in a range of configurations:

      Individual bags: These 125 gram (g) bags can be spread throughout
       the container or adhered to slip sheets that can be easily placed atop
       cargo to evenly distribute absorption and protection.
      Strips: Adhesive strips can be placed inside corrugated grooves of
       shipping containers, which are especially helpful in extremely tight
       shipments to avoid contact with cargo or forklifts.
      Poles: Hung from the eye hooks of shipping containers, the 750 g
       or 500 g Container Dri II Pole is a rigid version that can be easily
       installed in a container. It positions the desiccant up high, out of the
       way of cargo and is optimally placed to capture humidity.
      Container Dri II Plus: Also positioned high in a container, these
       large, 1500 g bags require fewer total bags. They are easily installed
       using the included carabiners that attach to a container’s eye hooks.
      Container Dri II Packs: Configured in a hard shell that can be
       suspended high in a container.

Typical applications include agricultural products, canned goods,
automotive parts, powders, glass and wood.

                                                                                  Clariant Media Center
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Clariant’s Container Dri II product line protects goods from moisture and “container rain” during intermodal
transport. (Photo: Clariant)

Container Dri is a registered trademark of Clariant.

                                                                                                                 Regional Media Relations
                                                                                                                 Donna Oldham
                                                                                                                 Phone: +1 704 331 7138
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