Consists of 97-100% Silica

Silica Gel

Silica gel is a spherical bead consisting of 97% silica and 3% alumina with a highly porous surface and a strong affinity for adsorbing water. Silica gel is also applied as a selective adsorbent for a wide-range of hydrocarbons, C02, siloxanes, sulfur, and many other compounds. Because silica gel fractures in the presence of liquid water, it is often protected with a pre-bed of activated alumina. In air and gas drying applications, dew points of -40°F and lower can be achieved with silica gel.

Features & Benefits

  • High moisture retention capacity
  • Ability to achieve -40°F and lower dew points
  • Uniform bead shape
  • Provides visual indication of desiccant condition, indicating colors (blue = dry; pink = wet)


  • Industrial compressed air systems
  • Tool preservation
  • Point-of-Use
  • Laboratory

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