Many times there are military bases that are far from cities; this can happen in the United States or abroad.  When these bases are isolated, it means that it’s even more important that the soldiers are shipped the necessary supplies to survive.  There are regulations for packaging, as well as shipping, so that these products can be delivered in great condition.  Often, however, these items are not used immediately, and they will be placed in storage, sometimes short-term and other times long-term.  Some of the important packages that are sent to military bases include food, machinery, medication, and other healthcare products.  Another important item, though, is clothing.  (Related topics: military tape)

 

Clothing is essential to the army.  If they don’t have proper clothing for their missions and environment, it could cause the soldiers to fall sick.  Although clothing may not seem as fragile as food, it still needs to be protected to keep its quality.  If the base camp is in a humid environment, it could pose a threat to the condition of the clothes.  This is because a moist environment may cause mold and mildew to grow in the clothes.  Not only does that mean that the clothes may be ruined, but it can also cause serious health problems.

 

A great way to prevent this from happening is to use desiccant packsDesiccant packs are packaged in Kraft Paper or Tyveck and filled with moisture absorbing beads, such as Silica Gel, Molecular Sieve, or Clay desiccants.  Desiccant bags are used to absorb moisture, odors, and chemicals, thereby protecting against rust, mold, and mildew.

 

At Edco Supply Corporation, we know how important it is to protect clothing, as well as other products, against humidity.  This is why we are the leading distributor of desiccant bags in the United States.  We have bags available in sizes ranging from 1/6 unit to 80 units.  If you need desiccant packs to protect the clothing that’s sent to our soldiers, contact us at Edco.