The presence of moisture in raw materials such as granules, pigments, resins and other moisture-absorbing additives can lead to numerous problems such as bubble and porosity, scaling, roughness and surface non-homogeneities, as well as weakening mechanical properties (strength and stiffness) in the final products. On the other hand, the drying process of these materials is costly and time consuming. Therefore, adding desiccant masterbatches to the formulation is used as an effective and cost-effective solution.

Ciba Polymer Kabir produces a variety of desiccant masterbatches based on different polymers.