Three ways peanut shippers are benefitting from Vdry products

by Apr 19, 2023BLOG

With a strong global peanut export market, many shippers are taking a moment to analyze their container packing methods to better protect their cargo against moisture damage.

In light of this, let’s recap the different ways that the Vdry solutions are benefiting global peanut shipments.

You can read a real-life example of how the Vdry products were essential in protecting goods in a high-risk peanut shipment in our recent case study.


The Importance of Picking a High-Performance Cargo Desiccant

Cargo desiccant bags are widely used by peanut shippers to protect against moisture damage. But with many options on the market, it is important to take a moment to analyze the different characteristics to ensure you’re making the right choices.

The first thing to remember is that absorption is king. A greater capacity means an improved level of protection for your goods, as well as savings in handling, storage and transportation costs. You can read more about these important benefits in our recent guide.

The Vdry Bag is a popular cargo desiccant across the global peanut market (and beyond), with many shippers favoring its high-absorption and leakproof characteristics. Absorbing up to three times its own weight in humidity, the Vdry Bag ensures premier protection even for the most high-risk shipments.


Why the Vdry Blanket is Essential for Long Voyages

Given that a significant portion of US peanut exports are shipped to Asia, it is common to see extended transit times.

To overcome the increased risk of moisture damages associated with long shipments, many peanut shippers load their containers with a greater volume of desiccant bags in the hope to reduce damages.

This has long been a popular method to protect goods against moisture damage. But as we explained in our previous guide, condensation can still form even if you use 100kg of high-performance desiccant bags.

Because of this many US peanut shippers use the Vdry Blanket in combination with desiccant bags for a more comprehensive level of protection. This ultra-absorbent has a capacity of around 65 gallons, meaning that cargo stays dry even in the high-risk scenarios when condensation forms.


Better Protection Against Condensation and Contamination on the Container Walls

Dirt and residues on the container walls are a major concern for peanut shippers who need to ship their cargo in clean and contaminant-free conditions.

To counter this problem it is common to line the container walls with kraft paper. While this can be effective, it also presents different challenges and risk factors.

As we have already mentioned, condensation readily forms during container shipping. When this happens kraft paper can get wet, leading to mold forming, leading to a greater risk of contamination to your goods. Kraft paper will also stick to the walls when wet, meaning increased cleaning costs at destination.

The Vdry Liner is a water-resistant and breathable lining to protect goods against condensation and contamination on the walls and floors of the container. Unlike kraft paper, it doesn’t break or stick to the walls when wet. Its mold inhibiting qualities are essential to ensure clean conditions.


The Benefits of the Vdry products in a Nutshell

As we’ve seen using the Vdry products in nut shipments delivers a variety of essential benefits to minimize the risk of damage during shipping. This includes:

  • High-absorption and leakproof Vdry Bag desiccants for your day-to-day shipping needs.
  • The ultra-absorbent Vdry Blanket to protect goods against condensation in high-risk shipments, such as long transit times.
  • Shipping cargo in foodgrade conditions with the water-resistant and breathable Vdry Liner.