Now a days, with every item that comes in a packed box, come small packets of some kind of gel or powder. Be it a mobile phone or a leather hand bag, these small packets with warnings like ‘Keep away from children’ are there. So, what are those bags and why are they important?
Turns out that those small bags have a big role to play in the well-being of your item. Those packets are nothing but silica gel. Silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2) is a chemical compound which is desiccant in nature. Essentially, in layman terms, it means that the silica gel has the property of absorbing and holding water vapor.
So, what these silica packets do is that they protect your valuable possession/item from getting spoiled due to the moisture that develops in the packaging overtime.
So, the next time your purchase comes with a silica bag, don’t throw it away. Store your valuable possessions with silica bag to keep it protected from moisture.
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