Desiccant capsules

The new generation of desiccant capsules – AdCap®

The innovative design of AdCap® combines the benefits of standard desiccant capsules and containers in a single product and ensures that moisture or odors are optimally adsorbed right after filling.
No matter where the desiccant capsule is situated in the container – its cardboard disk and grid structure in the capsule wall makes it your 360 degree adsorption solution.

Best adsorption and handling properties for efficient humidity control

  • Cylindrical and smooth shape allows insertion speeds between 300 and 600 pieces per minute 
  • Superior squeeze stability compared to conventional canisters
  • 30% more humidity adsorption after 24 hours compared to conventional canisters
  • Reduced risk of unintentional ingestion thanks to unique grid structure
  • Non-dusting due to spherical silica gel (SG) and molecular sieve (MS)
  • Printing of desiccant type and weight on cardboard ensures easy identification

Activated carbon and silica gel for the right atmosphere inside the package: AdCap® AC/SG

Combine your moisture protection with an effective odor management.

Residual solvents and organic impurities can lead to bad odors when opening a pharmaceutical packaging. AdCap® AC/SG successfully reduces this unwanted effect. 

  • Ideal for the removal of organic contaminants from gas streams
  • Highly effective for the removal of trace-level organics and chlorine
  • Highly microporous with a large surface area
  • Reduced ash and enhanced purity
  • Excellent mechanical hardness

Desiccant capsules all around the world

AdCap® desiccant capsules are suited for application all around the world. All used materials comply with the relevant FDA 21 CFR and EU regulations. This siccative solution is also listed in a Type III DMF.

The desiccant capsules are dimensioned according to market standards. They are cost-efficient and compatible with standard dispensing equipment and filling lines.

Other Desiccant Solutions


You didn‘t find the right packaging in our integrated solutions portfolio?

No problem! Our experienced engineering team will design your individual solution based on our proven IDP-Process®.

We also offer a drop-in solution as desiccant packs and a a variety of integrated solutions tailored to the specific needs of your product.

We will find the perfect packaging solution for you!

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Desiccant capsules: Sanner is the number one specialist for the effective protection of your pharmaceuticals!

The high-quality desiccant containers from Sanner feature a very high tightness, as well as moisture and odor protection for all demands. All our solutions have been verified according to the Sanner Atmo Guard System® for a safe, timely and cost-effective market launch.

Our manufacturing facilities are ISO-certified. They have been built according to the highest quality standards and are designed for a GMP-compliant production of pharmaceutical packaging. Our products are tuned to your requirements.

Rely on the pioneer and market leader for desiccant packaging for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Sanner Protecting Health – your requirement, our promise!

Our service for your desiccant packaging

Humidity permeating into the packaging can cause compressed and film-coated tablets to dissolve prematurely, become discolored, lose their potency or develop unwanted odors.

Desiccants or activated carbon prevent these problems and enhance product safety from the first to the last tablet. We have bundled our expertise and quality in a comprehensive service: The Sanner Atmo Guard System®

To recommend the ideal amount and type of desiccant, we  take all relevant moisture ingress factors into account. We work with real product data to develop your tailored desiccant solution, which ensures cost-effectiveness and maintains the required shelf-life. Reliability is based on experience. 

Customers Voice

"... the insertion speed of AdCap® is much better than that of current desiccant capsules due to the shape and fineness of the body – it is 30 % over current fill rates."

"... due to the lower weight and "easy-to-handle" volume, we will have less residue and waste per batch."

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Desiccant packaging solutions

As a complete provider of pharmaceutical packaging solutions, Sanner also offers a broad range of bottles, containers and closures, also with tamper-evident and child-resistant features worldwide.

Desiccant packaging solutions

Sanner certified as market leader 2018

Sanner has received the quality seal “Market Leader 2018” in the category “Desiccant Primary Packaging for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products” from the German business magazine "Wirtschaftswoche". It underlines our efforts and inventions in providing high-quality primary packaging to our customers since the invention of integrated desiccant packaging solutions for the highest moisture protection 60 years ago.