Desiccant bags

Desiccant Bags are larger sorbents that adsorb moisture to maintain stability of healthcare products, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, APIs, excipients, reagents and other healthcare-related materials.

Bags are ideal for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, diagnostic and medical devices that are susceptible to either chemical or physical degradation due to moisture.

Silica gel (silicon dioxide), molecular sieve (synthetic zeolite) and clay are offered depending on the moisture adsorption attributes required for any given application.

Desiccant bags are often used for finished products where a larger amount of desiccant is required compared to desiccant packets and canisters, as well as in bulk packaging for storage, shipping, or work-in-process material.

Colorcon offers desiccant bags that are compliant with US FDA and EU regulations for use in pharmaceutical and diagnostic applications and that comply with US Pharmacopoeia USP <670> standards for pharmaceutical desiccants. Bags are registered in a US-FDA Drug Master File.

Bags are produced in production facilities certified under ISO 15378:2011 GMP requirements for the manufacture of packaging for pharmaceuticals.


  • Designed for healthcare: Bags comply with the latest US Pharmacopoeia, US FDA, and ISO requirements for use in pharmaceutical packaging applications
  • Versatile sorbent materials: Primary desiccant materials include silica gel and molecular sieve to fit specific stability requirements.
  • Wide range of sizes: Standard sizes range from 25 g to 400 g.
  • Standard or customized: Both stock quick-ship material or made-to-order for specific batch sizes are available.


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