An extract of mimosa or wattle bark, used in the tanning industry. Absorbs moisture when the air is humid and if excessive heat is present may become soft, whereupon it is likely to exude from the bags and stick to other bags, adjacent cargo, or ship's structure. Damage of this nature may be due to any one or more of the following causes: excessive moisture, excessive heat, lack of suitable ventilation and excessive superincumbent weight. Faults in manufacture could be responsible for softening. Absorption of moisture does not in itself bring about damage to the extract, but as the extract is soluble in water, excessive wetting involves loss. May be subject to loss in weight through drying out.
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