Silica Gel Desiccant Bags (Qty: 150, 400 & 1000)
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Silica Gel or Desiccant bags ensure your products are safe from moisture, when in transit it's important to include some form of moisture retainer.
Silica gel bags absorb and retain moisture within boxes therefor reducing any chance of mold and also reducing potential spoilage while in storage or transit.
When packaging electronic equipment it is important to reduce condensation which may affect electronic pieces.
You may find Silica Gel pouches in anything that may be affected by excess moisture, for this reason they may be used to prevent food spoilage while in storage/ transit.
Silica gel contains the same material which is found in quartz therefor is nearly harmless. The gel is highly porus and is in effect porous sand.
Silica gel is a grainy, glassy, absorbent form of silicon dioxide made artificially from sodium salt. Most functions of silica gel require it to be dehydrated, then it is also named Desiccant Bag. In business settings, desiccants are commonly used to reduce the level of H2O in gases. As a silica gel, it serves as a desiccant to control moisture levels to avoid damaging or deprivation of important items.
All our desiccant bags are low cost and high quality. Silica gel in its most common form is seen in everyday uses as beads that have been sealed in a tiny paper packet. What many people don’t know is that it is a actually naturally occurring substance as well that can be decontaminated and treated to make it into its grainy or bead like structure. Silica gels or desiccant bags are often used in food packaging and particularly health food stores to retain product freshness.
A desiccant is the opposite of a humectant a substance which cause moisture or humidity, a desiccant is also known as a hygroscopic material that causes or holds up a state of dryness (desiccation) in its immediate surroundings. For ease of description, silica gel is often used interchangeably with the word desiccant bags. Desiccant bags are tough and hard; they are more solid than common household gels like agar or gelatine.
If you’re a regular consumer and don’t require these for use in industry desiccant bags have a variety of purposes such as; keeping clothing in wardrobes and drawers dry, reducing humidity in rooms that would be prone to black mould, drying out soggy or old shoes, the list goes on!
Desiccants for special uses can be in structures other than compact, and work through different techniques, such as chemically bonding water molecules. We have a variety of different sized desiccant bag available in store or online!
Usually found pre-packaged desiccants however like the ones we stock are bead like structures that absorb water. All our desiccant bags come in boxes of up to 1000, so they are ideal for industrial use. Silica gel packets have clear instructions on them warning the user NOT to eat its contents.
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