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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Desiccant

Over the last few years, the way food is consumed and packaged in India has transformed. According to The Economic Times, awareness surrounding food safety has risen majorly, pushing businesses to employ healthier and safer options. Over the past few years, even the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has taken the initiative …

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Different Types of Molecular Sieves and Their Uses

A widely-used industrial absorbent, molecular sieves are synthetic metal aluminosilicates that are comprised of a 3D interconnected alumina tetrahedra and silica network with pores of a uniform size and structure. Molecular sieves come in different types for absorbing liquids and gases of varying polarity and molecular size. Over the course of this blog post, we’ll …

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5 Industrial Applications of Silica Gel That You Might Find Interesting

Silica gel packets are widely used in numerous commercial sectors due to their ability to absorb moisture and prolong product shelf life. By eliminating dampness inside packaging, Silica gel prevents corrosion, mold, and rust problems. It’s particularly useful for products that are stored in damp conditions. Due to its effective absorption properties and cost-effectiveness, it’s …

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Activated Alumina: Is it the Best Air-Drying Desiccant?

It’s a common misconception that the purpose of industrial desiccants is limited to removing moisture in pharmaceutical and food packaging. However, that’s not true at all. Desiccants are used for a wide array of industrial applications. Take, for instance, activated alumina. In addition to being used as a food preservative, it’s also used for drying …

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Oxygen-Absorbing Film: Its Benefits on Food Packaging

When it comes to extending the shelf-life of their food products, food manufacturers and distributors have a wide range of innovative solutions available to choose from—with oxygen-absorbing film being a popular option. In addition to protecting the look, aroma, texture, flavor and quality of the food, oxygen-absorbing films can blend seamlessly with the packaging of …

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The Benefits of Using Silica Gel in Chromatography

In chemistry, column chromatography is a process that’s used to separate a single chemical compound from a mixture. Discovered by Russian biologist Dr. Michael Tswett in 1906, the technique is mainly used in pharmacological applications for purification and drug estimation. The most popular adsorbent used in column chromatography is Silica gel, primarily due to its …

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Desiccants Vs Oxygen Absorbers: The Differences

Are you looking to extend the shelf-life of your products by protecting them from moisture and oxygen contamination? Did you know that different products are available depending on whether you want to protect your product specifically from moisture or oxygen? Yes—desiccants and oxygen absorbers are two terms that are often confused with each other. While …

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Oxygen Absorbers: Their Function and Use

Other than keeping food fresh, food additives also need to control discoloration, bad odors, and enzymatic activity. According to research, oxidative degradation is a major cause of food spoilage and reduced shelf life. This is why food preservation has included oxygen removal since time immemorial. Oxygen absorbers do just that. Widely used for pharmaceutical products, …

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