Desiccant Keeps CoCoa Beans Dry

Desiccant Keeps CoCoa Beans Dry

desiccant products reduce the dew point temperature (the temperature at which condensation begins to form, causing “container rain”), keeping cargo dry. Chunwang Hanging Strips absorbs up to three-times its weight in moisture and traps it as a thick, no-spill gel, the company said.
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Product Details

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Origin:

Europe

Africa:      Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, other West African coastal countries

Asia: Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Java, Samoa, Philippines

America: Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico

Australia

Humidity/Moisture

Relative humidity: 70% - 75%

Water content: 6 - 8%

< 8%

Critical water content: 8%

Maximum equilibrium moisture content: 65%

Risks 

Sweat/mold damage

Under suitable ambient conditions (temperature > 25°C, high relative humidity, lack of oxygen supply) and due to their high oil content, cocoa beans have a tendency to self-heating and postfermentation. Some species of fungus, such as Aspergillus fumigatus, participate in the self-heating.


It is essential that containers are properly prepared in order to achieve good quality transport out-turn as follows:

CHUNWANG high efficient desiccants must always be used for condensation control, e.g. for a 20 ft GP undergoing maximum seasonal influences in north south traffic,  8kg bags should be used. They are arranged aft direction on top of the Kraft paper covering the bags and four facing the doorway on the floor;


Container Desiccant Specification

Container Desiccant Absorption

Container Desiccant Data Sheet


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