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As more Americans turn to probiotics and enzymes to reap their benefits of promoting better digestive and immune health, it’s important that manufacturers provide supplements that remain at the highest level of quality through the time of consumption. Since probiotics are living microorganisms, proper steps must be taken to ensure their vitality from the production facility, through the supply chain, and upon their final destination at target sites within the body. Similarly, enzymes may experience some denaturing if they are not carefully stored and handled.
Just like many supplement ingredients, enzymes and probiotics are known to demonstrate sensitivity to high heat, moisture, and humidity, which makes proper storage and shipping critical. Manufacturers often take steps to monitor and control environmental conditions, but there’s a great opportunity to provide extra protection by considering the actual container or drum that holds the product.
To support customers in their efforts to provide consumers with exceptional quality probiotic and enzyme supplement products, Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics developed the innovative DehydroDryDrum (or D3) system, a drum packaging system aimed at reducing moisture penetration for drum-packed and shipped products. This novel packaging method provides a superior vapor barrier for shipping bulk blends and capsules, compared to standard fiber drums or corrugated boxes.
The D3 system safeguards enzymes and probiotics so that they are well protected when shipped to diverse climates around the world. DehydroDryDrum technology utilizes a fiber exterior, a multi-layered interior of foil and plastic, and plastic lid and gasket for a virtually impenetrable seal. The average moisture gained with standard fiber drums is 6.1%; with the D3 system, that number drops to 2.4%. D3 drums are Food-Sector Packaging Certified, and available in fifteen and thirty gallon sizes.
Shipping conditions can be difficult to control, but Deerland Enzymes’ advanced D3 System helps maintain the reliability and integrity of bulk blends and capsules no matter the climates they encounter at domestic and international destinations.
To learn more about our customized enzyme and probiotic-based formulations and unique shipping technology, visit DeerlandEnzymes.com today!
Chris joined Deerland in 2008 as VP of Operations, and his position was expanded to include product development starting in 2015. He has 15 years of experience in manufacturing and has also held positions in quality and supply chain planning. Chris holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, along with Bachelor’s degrees in both biology and chemistry from Georgia Southern University.