Rust, mold, mildew, rot, decay, warping, stretching, lumping, caking, agglomeration and decomposition are all common enough problems encountered in our daily life. It is interesting to note that the root cause of all these problems and many more, is the presence of moisture or humidity in the air.
The storage, manufacture and transportation of material often takes place in a humid environment which is not suited to the moisture sensitivity of the material, leading to deterioration of stored material, machinery, equipment and reduced product appeal. Humidity makes for mushy transfers in the printing industry and irregular operation of packaging machines.
Seeds lose their germinating potential and dry fertilizers agglomerate. In pumping stations and high voltage rooms, expensive installations may rust as a result of unchecked condensation.