Desiccant packs are tiny bags that provide a big service to many manufactures. When you purchase a bag, shoes or backpack you will most often find a small bag, the size of a teabag, filled with beads. That is a desiccant pack. The purpose of desiccant packets is to help maintain a product while it’s waiting for delivery and purchase. Continue reading
- Is Silica Gel Poisonous?
Silica Gel is non-toxic, however some types of Indicating Silica Gel may contain Cobalt Chloride which is toxic and is classified as a carcinogen.
- Are Desiccant Packs re-usable?
Most Desiccant Packs can be reused if taken care of properly. When a packet feels like its twice it’s weight it’s time to recharge it. Turn your oven to a low temperature and do not bother preheating. Lay each packet on a clean flat baking pan. Let the silica packs heat up for 15 minutes. Allow them to cool and they should be ready for reuse. You could also set the desiccant packs outside in hot direct sunlight for 24 hours and get the same result.
- How much Desiccant do I need?
It depends on a lot of factors, including volume of air space, the material to be desiccated, the type of desiccant, atmospheric conditions where the item is sealed, length of time required for protection etc.
- What type of Desiccant do I need?
You can refer to Desiccant Types article to determine which Desiccant is more eligible for your needs.