For the starters, silica gel is a synthetic amorphous, porous or granulated product. It has a hard irregular bead crystal appearance. It is used for various applications in varying industries. It is created by the chemical reaction between Sodium Silicate and Sulphuric acid.

Advantages of using silica gel as a desiccants:

Silica gel is non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive and odorless.
It can be reused by regenerating and has a very high lifetime, if stored air-tight. Heating the gel would remove the absorbed fluid and thus it can be reused.
It can absorb about 40% of its own weight.
It is inert to other materials.
The absorption capacity is 35% higher than that of other clay desiccants.
It can be packed in varying sizes for different applications.
When it comes to weight and efficiency, silica gel is a better choice than other desiccant.
The physical features of the product do not change on absorbing the fluid. In some cases, the beads are made to turn to another color, to indicate the presence of fluid.

Types of product that can be protected with this gel:

Storage containers, tool boxes, cargo on boats and RVs as well as in safes and containers.
Military instruments and firearms, photos, batteries, films, photographic equipments and optical devices
Electronic, computer, circuit boards and other instruments.
Collectibles like stamps, coins and leather products.
Pharmaceutical products, vitamins and medical equipments
Foods, pet stuff and seeds.
Jewels, textile, documents and other fragile products.

Disadvantage

Though silica gel is non-toxic, the substance that is added to it to make it change color which might be poisonous. Thus, it is not completely non-toxic when ingested.

Usage specifications

For one liter volume container, half gram of silica gel is required to keep it safe. Change in relative humidity can also affect the absorption capacity. If the relative humidity is 20%, then the gel can absorb 10% of its weight. If the relative humidity is 50% or 90%, then the gel can absorb about 23% or 36% of its weight respectively.

When it comes to using an easy desiccant which is weightless and can be reused, then silica gel is the right choice. It can be used in many industries. It is also available in different packing sizes, enabling it to be used in different packages. Some companies prefer colored gel to indicate the presence of humidity and some prefer white silica gel.


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Silica Gel Desiccant

For the starters, silica gel is a synthetic amorphous, porous or granulated product. It has a hard irregular bead crystal appearance. It is used for various applications in varying industries. It is created by the chemical reaction between Sodium Silicate and Sulphuric acid.

Advantages of using silica gel as a desiccants:

Silica gel is non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive and odorless.
It can be reused by regenerating and has a very high lifetime, if stored air-tight. Heating the gel would remove the absorbed fluid and thus it can be reused.
It can absorb about 40% of its own weight.
It is inert to other materials.
The absorption capacity is 35% higher than that of other clay desiccants.
It can be packed in varying sizes for different applications.
When it comes to weight and efficiency, silica gel is a better choice than other desiccant.
The physical features of the product do not change on absorbing the fluid. In some cases, the beads are made to turn to another color, to indicate the presence of fluid.

Types of product that can be protected with this gel:

Storage containers, tool boxes, cargo on boats and RVs as well as in safes and containers.
Military instruments and firearms, photos, batteries, films, photographic equipments and optical devices
Electronic, computer, circuit boards and other instruments.
Collectibles like stamps, coins and leather products.
Pharmaceutical products, vitamins and medical equipments
Foods, pet stuff and seeds.
Jewels, textile, documents and other fragile products.

Disadvantage

Though silica gel is non-toxic, the substance that is added to it to make it change color which might be poisonous. Thus, it is not completely non-toxic when ingested.

Usage specifications

For one liter volume container, half gram of silica gel is required to keep it safe. Change in relative humidity can also affect the absorption capacity. If the relative humidity is 20%, then the gel can absorb 10% of its weight. If the relative humidity is 50% or 90%, then the gel can absorb about 23% or 36% of its weight respectively.

When it comes to using an easy desiccant which is weightless and can be reused, then silica gel is the right choice. It can be used in many industries. It is also available in different packing sizes, enabling it to be used in different packages. Some companies prefer colored gel to indicate the presence of humidity and some prefer white silica gel.


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