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mesh size 2-8; mesh size 6-16; mesh size 14-20; mesh size 14-42; mesh size 28-200; and mesh size 200-325.
Silica Gel is used mainly as chromatography stationary phase; desiccant; thixotropic agent in cosmetics; clarifying agent in beer brewing; dehumidifying agent; and dehydrating and water absorbent agent in a wide number of processes. It is also employed in coatings; air drying; recovery of gasoline from natural gas; insulators in microelectronics; catalyst production; and aerogels.
amorphous silica; colloidal silica; fumed silica; precipitated silica; and sol silica.
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  • Sodium silicate + sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (bulk process)
  • Sodium silicate + sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (hydrosol process)
  • Sodium silicate+ sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (slurry process)
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Silica Gel (a.k.a. Silicon dioxide) is an inorganic compound, an amorphous form of silicon dioxide. It is a white, spherical, porous solid, with a range of particle sizes. Silica gel is usually classified depending on its density, as regular, intermediate and low types. It was discovered in the 1640s, however it only began industrial production in the beginning of the nineteenth century. The gel exhibits a high capacity to absorb water and other polar compounds due to its highly porous structure. These characteristics make water absorption silica gel’s primary use.
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Chart Description. Intratec provides Silica Gel prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States Flag United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Germany Flag Germany: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • China Flag China: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Thailand Flag Thailand: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Brazil Flag Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • South Africa Flag South Africa: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades

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About Silica Gel. Silica Gel (a.k.a. Silicon dioxide) is an inorganic compound, an amorphous form of silicon dioxide. It is a white, spherical, porous solid, with a range of particle sizes. Silica gel is usually classified depending on its density, as regular, intermediate and low types. It was discovered in the 1640s, however it only began industrial production in the beginning of the nineteenth century. The gel exhibits a high capacity to absorb water and other polar compounds due to its highly porous structure. These characteristics make water absorption silica gel’s primary use.

Commercial Grades. mesh size 2-8; mesh size 6-16; mesh size 14-20; mesh size 14-42; mesh size 28-200; and mesh size 200-325.

Uses. Silica Gel is used mainly as chromatography stationary phase; desiccant; thixotropic agent in cosmetics; clarifying agent in beer brewing; dehumidifying agent; and dehydrating and water absorbent agent in a wide number of processes. It is also employed in coatings; air drying; recovery of gasoline from natural gas; insulators in microelectronics; catalyst production; and aerogels.

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Sodium silicate + sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (bulk process)
  • Sodium silicate + sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (hydrosol process)
  • Sodium silicate+ sulfuric acid, other acids can be used (slurry process)

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Derivatives. amorphous silica; colloidal silica; fumed silica; precipitated silica; and sol silica.

Chemical Formula. SiO2

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