Absorbag shipping desiccant

One of Absortech’s original shipping desiccants, it is used to protect cargo during shipping and storage from damage caused by humidity problems. Like the Absorpole, the Absorbag is designed to sit in the corrugated recesses of the container wall but does not contain the rigid casing. It is ideally suited for shipping containers that allow free space between the exported cargo and container walls. Absorbag is based on calcium chloride, which has the proven ability of aggressively removing moisture from the air and can absorb 150% of its weight in moisture.

How Absorbag works

Absorbag is activated once it is removed from its plastic sleeve. The calcium chloride, at the top of the bag, immediately starts to absorb moisture from the surrounding air.

The desiccant material gradually dissolves into brine which is captured in a separate collector. Once captured, the moisture will not re-evaporate into the air.

Typical Applications

– Agricultural products
– Textiles and leather
– Wood and paper products
– Plastics, glass and metals
– Electronics and machinery
– Automotive parts
– Canned goods

Patented Solution

Absorbag is protected by foreign and US patents including US Patent No. 6,273,942

Units Needed

Container SizeDry CargoWet Cargo
20 ft4-68-10
40 ft8-1216-20

20” container: 2 – 6 bags
40” container: 4 –10 bags


Absorbag is made only of PE/PP plastics and salt, which are non-toxic and recyclable. Absorbag is a one-time use product and can be disposed with regular waste. For more information see our safety and recycling instructions.

Why use Absorbag?

– Easy to install and remove
– Superior absorption rate
– High absorbance
– Fewer poles needed
– Very cost effective
– Long lasting, protects throughout the entire voyage
– No loss of load space
– Environmentally friendly, no toxic materials

Installation Video

Technical Specification

Length: 1,250 mm
Width: 135 mm
Depth: 50 mm
Weight: 1.5 kg
Working temperature: –20° C to +80° C
Absorbing medium: Calcium chloride (CAS registry number 10043-52-4)
Absorption capacity: Up to 2.25 litres
DMF free
RoHS compliant
REACH compliant

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