Category Archives: Types of Desiccants

Silica Gel Packets

Silica gels, which are actually quite solid and not gel like in texture, are made from sodium silicate. It is made synthetically to be an exceptionally porous and granular form of silica. Although silica is a naturally occurring substance, by extensive processing and chemical modification, its physical characteristics can be modified and applied to a large variety of uses. Continue reading

Desiccant Types

Desiccant substances are often contained in desiccant packs which are used to decrease humidity for a variety of applications. A desiccant is able to attract water from its immediate environment, thereby maintaining a state of dryness within a contained space. There are two chemical drying processes describing desiccant action: absorption and adsorption. Continue reading