Clariant, a producer of specialty chemicals, is set to introduce new Humitector type 2 non-reversible humidity indicator cards for dry packing in Taiwan.
The new non-reversible humidity indicator cards include patent-pending non-reversible 60% humidity spot indicator, which allows to indicate whether dry packed surface mount devices (SMDs) have been exposed to high levels of moisture at any point during shipment or storage.
Humitector type 2 cards will help prevent moisture-compromised surface mounts from entering production.
The non-reversible humidity indicator cards offer verifiable color change accuracy, enabling to meet European Chemical Bureau regulations.
The cards are approved by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) for use in the dry packing standard for surface mount devices.
Clariant Asia cargo and device protection head Menghwee Toh said: “As originators of the color change humidity indicator card, we are very proud to lead the way with this advanced option for surface mount devices.
“The 60% non-reversible indicator on these new cards makes it easy to see if the package contents have been exposed to high levels of moisture for a prolonged period of time.
“Importantly, they also avoid the use of substances of concern to the European Chemical Bureau and offer compliance with the recently updated dry packing standard for such goods. Indeed, the use of Type 2 HICs with a non-reversible 60% spot indicator is preferred by IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-033D.”
At the event, the company will also present Desi Pak desiccant bags, which will help prevent moisture damage in enclosed packages such as dry packs for moisture sensitive surface mount devices.
Desi Pak, which will be placed together with Humitector Type 2 inside a dry pack, will provide protection against the harmful effects of moisture.
The company supplies these solutions available through a global sales network, while manufactures at the sites in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, the US and China.