Absortech Group announces new range of CO₂ neutral container desiccants
The global leader in moisture damage prevention just announced their carbon neutral range of container desiccants: AbsorGel® CO2 Neutral! This line of desiccants replaces the previous AbsorGel® products and offer customers a broad choice of CO₂ neutral desiccants.
The new AbsorGel® container desiccants feature:
• CO₂ neutral products, from cradle-to-gate
• Minimized use of packaging material
• Re-engineered components that use less, and recycled plastic
• Return-to-Reuse program for certain products and parts
• Dual dose mixing – an in-house developed feeding system for precise mixing of calcium chloride and starch in an automated filling process
• Ergonomic installation accessories
• Maintained absorption capacity
“In 2020, we launched the very first CO₂ Neutral desiccant into the market – the Absorpole® CO2 Neutral. Now, we add a complete range of CO₂ neutral container desiccants. We’re proud to have taken the sustainability leadership in our industry. Our offering, Peace of Moisture Mind®, coupled with the new CO2 neutral desiccant range will have a strong sustainability impact in supply chains, and we are prepared for fast commercial scaling”, says Rikard Kanmert, CEO Absortech Group.
“The CO2 neutrality is definitely the main point in this launch, but we have also been working on improving other quality and environmental features. The Dual-dose-mixing system allows precise and automated filling of calcium chloride and starch into each desiccant. On top of that, we can now offer multiple packaging options to further reduce CO2 emissions”, says Joakim Carlsson, COO Absortech Group.
The only CO₂ neutral desiccants on the market
AbsorGel® container desiccants are, as far as we know, the only CO₂ neutral desiccants available in the market. Their CO2 footprint has been third-party calculated by the independent Swedish Environmental Institute (IVL) and is available for each product. Our production is made based on a group-wide management system (ISO9001/14001) which guarantees quality and environmental responsibility for all products and services offered.
All unavoidable CO₂ emissions related to the production and distribution of the new AbsorRange® have been calculated and compensated, an activity known as offsetting. Joakim Carlsson, COO at Absortech Group, explains the concept: “Even if our products are now optimized to have a lower carbon footprint, some CO₂ is generated along the product journey. IVL has calculated the exact carbon footprint of each product so that we can compensate for every kilogram of CO₂ generated in the sourcing and manufacturing process. This is done by supporting sustainable development projects.”
Absortech has chosen to support “Climate+” Gold Standard projects. These are projects that deliver benefits for climate protection, local communities, and ecosystems.
Recycling and reusing parts – a circular economy solution
Absortech has also developed the Return-to-Reuse program. A circular system that allows the reuse of desiccant components in a sustainable way. The program offers pick-up points where customers return the used components. From there, Absortech arranges transport back to the Falkenberg plant in Sweden, where they will be reused in the production of new products. Of course, these transports will be CO₂ neutral. This pioneer concept allows companies to take part in a circular economy process and helps strengthen the sustainability of their supply chain and logistics process.
Taking a continuous responsibility for the environment
“We noticed that stakeholders, including consumers, are demanding companies to become sustainable, so we wanted to offer solutions that would help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. The CO₂ neutral AbsorRange is an answer to that demand.” says Rikard Kanmert, CEO Absortech Group.