Silica gel is an amorphous form of silicon dioxide, which is synthetically produced in the form of hard irregular granules (having the appearance of crystals) or hard regular beads. A microporous structure of interlocking cavities gives a very high surface area (800 square meters per gram). It is this structure that makes silica gel a high capacity desiccant. Water molecules adhere to the gels surface because it exhibits a lower vapour pressure than the surrounding air. When an equilibrium of equal pressure is reached,no more adsorption occurs.

Silica Gel can adsorb up to 40% of its weight in moisture and has the highest absorption capacity of any commercially used desiccant. Our loose white silica gel beads are non-indicating, inert and non toxic.

Silica Gel is used where processes and products need to be protected from the negative consequences of humidity and moisture: such as:

Breathing filter for electric transformers
Silos and storage tanks
Packing material
Laboratories
Home and hobby
Boating, Yachts
Sports equipment
Flower drying

(SBW-P)

SKU SBW-P
Brand Hydrosorbent
Shipping Cubic 0.009000m3

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