MIL-Spec Desiccant Packs

Mil-D-3464E is the U.S. military specification for silica gel and clay desiccants. It includes specific test procedures requirements for the desiccant performance and packaging.

Interteck’s Unit bag line offers drying applications for all size packaging. Desiccant Packs are desiccants that are bundled in permeable materials, like, Kraft Paper or Tyvek. Desiccant Packs adsorb dampness, scents, and synthetic substances to save and secure your items, for example, semiconductors, gadgets, containers of sustenance, and a wide range of hardware.

These MIL-Spec Desiccant Packs meet or exceed MIL Spec 3464, Type I & II. A “unit” refers to a Military Specification for packaging. The term “unit” is a quantity of desiccant, which will absorb a set percentage of its weight at certain levels of humidity. For convenience, one “unit” is approximately equal to one ounce.

Sizes: Available in 1/6, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16 or 80 “unit”

Desiccant Material: Substrates:  Silica Gel, Clay, Molecular Sieve and Carbon

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Substrates: Tyvek® (1/6-16 “unit” – FDA Approved), Melfit non-woven (1/6-16 “unit”), Kraft (1/6-4 “unit”) and Sewn Bag (8-80 “unit”s)

Packaged: 5 gallon pail (1/6-2 “unit”) or 30 gallon drum (1-80 “unit”)

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MIL-Spec Desiccant Packs


1/6 UNIT 1″ 3″
1/3 UNIT 1.5″ 3.5″
1/2 UNIT 3″ 3.5″
1 UNIT 3″ 4″
2 UNIT 3″ 5″
4 UNIT 5″ 4.5″
8 UNIT 5″ 7.5″
16 UNIT 6″ 8.5″

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