The clay desiccant market has been volatile in the past 16 months. Pricing has gone up several times due to increases in the costs associated with the labor and mining of desiccant clay as well as increases in the cost of Tyvek paper used for its outer packaging. In addition, existing inventories of the desiccant have been depleted and new orders are met with extremely long lead times. But, amidst all this desiccant-related doom-and-gloom, there is a ray of hope – it’s the ARMOR SMARTY PAK™.
SMARTY PAKs are unique in that they are one-part emitter and one-part desiccant. They emit ARMOR VCI Nanotechnology™ (our “secret formula” for vapor corrosion inhibitor) to form a protective shield on the surface of metal and they adsorb moisture to remove it from the packaging or storage environment. This give-and-take feature is why the SMARTY PAK packs-a-punch in protecting metal parts.
If you’re looking for a clay desiccant alternative, the SMARTY PAK is a smart choice and here’s why. ARMOR uses a specialty desiccant in its SMARTY PAK design (different from clay desiccant and free from its supply issues) – this specialty desiccant not only adsorbs moisture faster than traditional desiccants, but it holds on to the moisture even at high temperatures.
ARMOR developed the SMARTY PAK specifically for use in environments where both moisture control and vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCI) are required to adequately protect metal from rust. We call it the “deadly-duo of rust prevention” because the SMARTY PAK not only removes moisture and humidity, it also releases corrosion-inhibiting vapors to prevent rust.
SMARTY PAKs are available in three sizes, they deliver multi-metal protection, and they are non-dusting and lint-free making them ideal for use in applications where fibrous packaging materials are not allowed.
If you’re looking to protect metal parts during packaging, storage, transport or export, ARMOR SMARTY PAKs could be the rust-prevention solution needed to earn you the title of Smarty Pants!