What Is Silica Gel?

Silica Gel is a porous, synthetically manufactured desiccant. The interconnected pores form a vast surface area that attracts and retains moisture. Little packets of silica gel are found in all sorts of products because silica gel is a desiccant — it adsorbs and holds water vapour. In leather products and foods like pepperoni, the lack […]

Packaging for Powdered Products

Packaging ensures the protection of the products that are meant to be distributed in the market for the purpose of sale, storage, use etc. Generally, it refers to the process of designing, evaluating, and producing packages. Some of the common packaging products include boxes, cartons, cans, bottles, bags, envelopes, wrappers, and containers. With the increasing […]

How to Reuse Silica Gel

Silica gel can be reused over and over again and has some excellent applications in the home and office: 1) Put packets of silica gel in with your silverware. It slows down the tarnishing process. 2) Place them inside your camera cases, with lenses, to keep your equipment dry. 3) Put silica gel in with […]

Additional Uses for Silica Gel

When most people get a packet of silica gel in a shoe box or beef jerky packet, their instinct is to toss it. But savvy DIYers have long known that the omnipresent desiccants are good for a lot more than keeping jerky dry. Here are a few uses, including some great tips sent in by […]

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Silica Gel

You’ll find silica gel it packaged with all sorts of products, ranging from consumer electronics and furniture to shoes and handbags. At times, you’ll even find it packed alongside food items such as biltong and dried seaweed — and even some vitamins and medicines. And that seems like a really bad idea because, as the […]

How to Preserve Flowers With Silica Gel

With silica gel, you can easily preserve flowers or make your own potpourri. The process for drying fresh flowers can be a bit daunting, especially if you are not familiar with doing so. The traditional method for drying flowers is to bundle a batch and hang them upside down in a ventilated area for a […]