Silca Gel Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I reuse silica gel?

A. All of our "Rechargeable" Silica gel packs can be reused after drying. The packaging type dictates whether drying is practical or not. We stock many different types of rechargeable silica gel containers.

Q. How do I recharge the silica gel?

A. If you have purchased the "Rechargeable" Silica Gel Packages in either a 200, 450 or 900 gram size, they are sold in cardboard boxes that can be reactivated by removing the inner pouch and placing it in your home oven at 240 degrees for a minimum of 3 hours. The 40 and 750 gram size metal canister cans must NOT be opened before recharging. Simply place the items in a 240 degree oven for at least 3 hours. Multiple units may be dried at one time. Sorb-It Silica Gel packs cannot be recharged.

Q. How many times can I reuse the rechargeable silica gel packages?

A. Indefinitely.

Q. Do they work in a car that's in storage?

A. Yes, calculate the volume of the vehicle and order the appropriate quantity.

Q. How can I tell if it needs to be recharged?

A. The indicator will change color.

Q. How does Silica Gel differ from Desi Paks (Montmorillonite clay)?

A. A Desi Pak cannot be easily reactivated and therefore do not include indicator strips. Since Silica Gel can be reactivated, the strips will not only tell you when they've absorbed their maximum capacity, it will also tell you when it's time to recharge.

Q. What's the Military Spec for Hydrosorbent Dehumidifiers?

A. Mil Spec MIL-D-3464 Typed 1 & 11 and will absorb up to 20 percent of their weight in water vapor in 6 hours.

Q. Is Silica Gel safe to use around foods?

A. Yes, it is inert, non-toxic and safe to use to protect foods, medicines, and a wide variety of sensitive materials.

Q. Can I obtain a Certificate of Analysis with my Sorb-It Silca Gel order?

A. Yes, simply let our Customer Service Department know that you require one.

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