Different types of Silica gel Packets
All of us are familiar with Silica Gel packets. These are packets containing silica gel in bead or granular forms, which are placed alongside packed products to make sure that they are not affected by the fluctuating moisture levels in the closed spaces. Silica gel is the most popular form of desiccant and is easily available in the market.
Most people are of the view that Silica Gels are only in white colour. That, however, is not true as silica gel packets of different colours are nowadays being introduced in the market. The most commonly found types of Silica Gel packets include blue, orange, green (indicating) and white (non-indicating). The main characteristic of the indicating silica gel packet is that when saturated with moisture, it changes colour. In the case of the non-indicating Silica Gel, as the name suggests, it does not change colour but remains white. Continue reading