Any electronic component is prone to damage due to air or surface moisture and needs to be stored and or shipped to ensure the components are shielded safely from moisture in the environment.
If items are kept as stock in normal atmospheric conditions, the components can absorb moisture over time and suffer irreparable damage. When these components then pass through the reflow system, the rapid and sudden rise in temperature will cause the absorbed water to vaporise, building up immense pressures within the package. The formation of cracks or even the package popping can be the result. This bursting open of the package is designated as the popcorn effect. The maximum storage time in normal atmosphere is given by the MSL (Moisture sensitivity level), which normally is provided as part of the component label or on products technical datasheets.
Moisture Barrier Bags are constructed ultra strong material we manufacture ensures the highest level of puncture resistance making them ideal for a variety of storage environments. These bags are suitable for vacuum sealing ensuring maximum protection from the effects of vapour exposure, humidity and ESD. Our moisture barrier bags are suitable for packing electronic products which are sensitive to moisture and static e.g. PCBs or integrated circuits. The 3.6mil puncture-resistant and moisture-proof packaging has a flexible structure and is suitable for vacuum-sealing.
Desiccants are ideal for protecting packaging and enclosure contents that are susceptible to damage from moisture such as electronic components. Antistat desiccants are available in a variety of types such as Silica Gel Packets, Activated Clay and Molecular Sieve. The synthetic and natural materials have an absorption performance suited to a wide range of product types, environments and humidity levels.
Humidity Indicator Cards (HIC) allow a visual check of the humidity levels inside enclosures or packaged items allowing fast evaluation of the desiccant performance. We stock many moisture control products, or can produce bespoke solutions specific to your work environment requirements, please call +44 (0)1473 836 200 or drop us a line below.
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6 Spot Humidity Indicator Card – Cobalt Dichloride Free
Cobalt-dichloride free humidity indicator cards (HIC) provide electronic and semiconductor manufacturers with a JEDEC-compliant humidity indicator card that is free of Cobalt-Dichloride, a chemical regulated under European Chemical Bureau (ECB) REACH directives. To offer the electronics and semiconductor industries a cobalt-dichloride (CoC12) free humidity indicator card, while maintaining the accuracy required by international JEDEC standards.
200 HICs per can
Six Spot Humidity Indicator Card
These six spot humidity indicator cards are a quick and easy way to verify that dry packaging methods are not compromised during storage and transport of products in moisture barrier bags. The cards are 1.5625 x 4.75 inches and can measure 6 spots from 10% – 60% humidity.
Quantity per tin: 200
Moisture Barrier Bags – 3.6Mil
Our puncture-resistant 3.6Mil Moisture Barrier Bags protect sensitive equipment and products from both electrostatic discharge damage (ESD) and moisture damage during shipping and storage. The opaque and light-tight material ensures that the contents cannot be seen from outside and, being suitable for vacuum-sealing, these bags offer maximum resistance to vapour and oxygen.
Available in a wide range of sizes.
Moisture Barrier Bags – 4.4Mil
Our high-quality Moisture Barrier Bags 4.4Mil protect sensitive equipment and products from both electrostatic discharge damage (ESD) and moisture damage during shipping and storage. The puncture-resistant, opaque and light-tight 4.4mil material ensures that the contents cannot be seen, offering additional operational security.
Available in a range of sizes
Moisture Barrier Bags – 6Mil
Our puncture-resistant Moisture Barrier Bags – 6mil protect sensitive equipment and products from both electrostatic discharge damage (ESD) and moisture damage during shipping and storage. Suitable for vacuum-sealing, these bags offer maximum resistance to vapour and oxygen. In addition, the opaque and light-tight material ensures that the contents cannot be seen from outside, offering additional security.
100 bags per pack
Moisture Sensitive Device Label – Blue
These blue, self-adhesive Caution Labels can be used to indicate that the enclosed product is sensitive to moisture. They meet with IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033 and JEDEC113 standards and can be used as part of your moisture barrier packaging programme.
Available from stock in rolls of 100 labels.