Clariant: Range of FDA Compliant Rigid Desiccant Cards for Healthcare Packages

Clariant debutes flat-profile molecular-sieve desiccant ADP Plate and expanded line of Dri-Card laminated-film desiccant cards.

Clariant Healthcare Packaging’s FDA compliant products, printable ADP Plate desiccant cards and Dri-Card calcium chloride desiccants, are being unveiled at the Clariant Chemicals (China) Booth #N5D30 at the 2019 CPhI China trade show, held June 18-20 at Shanghai’s New International Exposition Centre (SNIEC).

Flat-profile desiccant cards are needed for package moisture control when pouch-style desiccant sachets do not fit in food or other products where package surfaces are flat, or in scoopable/mixable powder products, where desiccant sachets can be difficult to see and separate out of powder stirred into a beverage.

ADP Plate desiccants are designed with high moisture protection for medical and diagnostic devices, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical powders, and other package ingredients that require a very dry package environment. They feature injection-molded plastic cards embedded with adsorbent molecular-sieve desiccant. Available in a standard 85 mm x 53 mm x 1.6 mm size or in custom sizes, these low-profile cards are made to fit neatly into flat packages and reduce the risk of desiccant leakage. This format is also designed for customers to specify branding options with custom colors or messages that can be applied using ink-free laser markings during the manufacturing process.

The company’s expanded line of Dri-Card desiccants, which are comprised of calcium chloride desiccant laminated between colorful, bright orange film layers, offer another flat-profile option for moisture-controlled packages containing powdered, confectionary, and food products. They are available in five standard sizes from 25 mm x 50 mm up to 85 mm x 85 mm, as well as custom sizes.

“For the applications like sports nutrition powders, food and spice powders, and any especially flat packages, the expanded flat profile desiccant options can help customers improve their packaging and product appeal,” says Mark Florez, head of Product Development and Application for Clariant Healthcare Packaging in North America. “In powdered products, ADP Plate and Dri-Card can help support organic claims by preventing clumping without the use of non-organic anti-agglomerates and anti-caking agents.” Florez adds that both products are manufactured in pharmaceutical desiccant plants that meet the applicable GMP requirements.

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