Silica Gel Packets reintroduce by Sorbead India
03/26/2014

Sorbead India gladly introduces the new range of desiccants that is Silica gel packets. Although, silica gel is rated as the best desiccant, but it has some drawback as well. It cannot be used lose; hence it has to be used in packets.

Online PR News – 26-March-2014 – Vadodara, Gujarat – Sorbead India gladly introduces the new range of desiccants that is Silica gel packets. Although, silica gel is rated as the best desiccant, but it has some drawback as well. It cannot be used lose; hence it has to be used in packets. So, here Sorbead India brings you the best range of silica gel in better quality. Often when we open a new shoe box, any edible item or medicine, a small and neatly packed packet made of cotton or synthetic material filled with some granules like substance is placed in the box. Many of the times a note is also mentioned on it saying DO NOT EAT. This is nothing but silica gel.
Chemically silica gel is basically silicon dioxide. It is mostly used to remove moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. It is made up of sodium silicate. The silica granules are available in two types variants that is indicating and non-indicating. The color options are White which is the non-indicating variant, and orange and blue which are the indicating ones. The color of the silica gel granules gradually changes through different stages indicating the level of contamination. Once when the granules have fully changes its color, it means that now they are fully contaminated and now needs to be replaced.
These substances are used to suck out moisture. They often change their original color after absorbing moisture indicating that it is now contaminated. Now, the question is that why is moisture harmful to the products? That is because moisture promotes the growth of mold, fungi and other micro-organism in the products. This reduces the originality of the product and the product also loses its effect. Similarly many medicines like vitamin also lose its property when they come in contact with moisture. Silica gel is although used in packets but it can also be used in various other forms like in silica gel transformers. These transformers are used in big factories where the sudden cooling and heating of huge machines develop moisture. This moisture can damage the working of machineries. So, in order to control them silica gel transformers are used.