Silica gel is a natural desiccant: it absorbs water vapour and retains it. As a result, the possible applications of silica gel granules are virtually limitless. Silica gel is therefore used in a wide range of products.
Silica gel, with its many possible applications, is the most commonly used desiccant. It is used in chemistry, water filtration, packagings, storage and the food industry. The various products each have their own application.
Silica Gel Canisters
Canisters are primarily used in the pharmaceutical industry. These canisters and capsules are used to control moisture, odours and other volatile substances.
Silica Gel Bulk
Separate silica gel granules are available without indicator (white) and with indicator (orange). Silica gel bulk is used to solve moisture problems in telescopes and cameras, make dried flowers, ozone filters, air dehumidifiers, etcetera.
Silica Gel Tyvek
Silica gel Tyvek is tear- and dust-proof and food-safe. This makes it ideal for use in combination with different food products and pharmaceutical products. DuPont Tyvec styles 1059B meet the testing requirements of ISO 10993‐18:2005 Biological evaluation of medical devices ‐ Part 18: Chemical characterization of materials.
Silica Gel Paper
Silica gel paper has many applications. Among other things, it is added to packagings to protect the packaged product against moisture and condensation. Silica gel paper is also used when transporting electronics, components and goods and to protect components against high humidity.
Despite its name, silica is not really a gel. Rather, it is a solid substance that usually comes in the form of small round granules. Silica is a natural material that is found in quartz and sand. It is chemically inert, non-toxic, non-flammable and non-soluble, while also being highly hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water very efficiently.
The silica gel granules absorb moisture, thereby reducing the growth of fungi and preventing food spoilage.
Silica gel also plays an important role in the protection of electronics. The silica bags prevent the condensation of any moisture in the air, which might lead to irreparable damage to the electronic components.
Condensation not only poses a real threat to electronic equipment, but also to a wide range of other product groups. If, for example, a jar of vitamin supplements contains water vapour, the condensed moisture will cause the pills to spoil as soon as they are exposed to a rapid temperature change.
Silica gel is non-toxic and universally applicable. The silica gel we sell is 100% free of DMF (dimethyl fumarate).