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The United States military as well as defense companies place an emphasis on proper protection and packaging to protect military equipment. To eliminate the risks of corrosion, specific moisture barrier bags are extremely effective as are military grade desiccants.

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  • A desiccant is a substance that absorbs water vapor from the air. Typically used in the packaging industry, desiccants are used to eliminate the harmful humidity that could potentially degrade or even destroy products that are sensitive to moisture. The most commonly used desiccants include:

    silica gel desiccants
    molecular sieve desiccants
    montmorillonite clay desiccants
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Desiccants used for military packaging

  1. 1. Desiccants Used for Military Packaging: Protecting the F35 Joint Strike FighterConsidering the sensitivity of their equipment, its no surprise that the United States military as well asdefense companies place an emphasis on proper protection and packaging to protect militaryequipment. To eliminate the risks of corrosion, specific moisture barrier bags are extremely effectiveas are military grade desiccants.Recently Protective Packaging Corporation was asked to protect Lockheed Martins new F35 JointStrike Fighter for a shipment, first by truck to the Houston port, then by boat across the Atlantic toEngland. Since every imaginable harmful possibility comes to mind in such a trip, ProtectivePackaging had to prepare for the worst.Three different layers of protective materials were heat sealed, stitched, and shrunk to protect the jet.Desiccants and VCI emitters were added to remove absorb any additional moisture and provide achemical rust protective coating for the extra insurance a multi-million dollar machine requires. Thefighter made it safe and sound to its final destination and Protective Packaging has partnered up withLockheed Martin for many more shipments of the newly designed fighter plane.More info on MIL-SPEC packaging solutions:• MIL-PRF-131 - http://www.protectivepackaging.net/barrier-material-protect-200• MIL-PRF-22191 and MIL-DTL-117 - http://www.protectivepackaging.net/barrier-material-protect-1193• MIL-PRF-121 - http://www.protectivepackaging.net/barrier-material-protect-pk18• Desiccants: Mil-D-3464 - http://www.protectivepackaging.net/desiccants

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