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Desiccant

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Desiccants protect all types of articles from deterioration, rust, corrosion, mold, mildew and other damage caused by moisture or high humidity. Simply place desiccants together with the article to be protected in a tightly closed or sealed moisture resistant container. Desiccants will rapidly and actively desiccate the surrounding air and keep it that way to protect against moisture damage.

Typical applications include:

  • Laboratory equipment and chemicals
  • Cameras, lenses, photos and film
  • Scientific instruments
  • Medical and dental instruments
  • Tools
  • Museum and historical artifacts
  • Fabrics
  • Paper

drican desiccant

DriCan®

the "forever" desiccant for a variety of applications.

DriCan® is a small, perforated canister containing 40 grams of indicating silica gel. The case is lightweight yet strong, designed to withstand years of use. The desiccant content has a reversible action. Once it has adsorbed all the moisture it can hold, indicated by a color change from blue to pink, it can be regenerated easily with a conventional oven. After regeneration, DriCan® will be capable of readsorbing its full capacity. This cycle can be repeated over and over again, making DriCan® the "forever" desiccant. Sufficient material to protect up to 3 cubic feet (85 ltr) of enclosed space.

DriCan® Reusable Desiccating Canisters have several distinct advantages:

  • Reusable over and over
  • Regenerated easily with a conventional oven
  • High moisture capacity
  • Easy to use

Safe for all Products.
DriCan® has no harmful effect on material with which it comes in contact. The content is chemically inert, non-corrosive, non-toxic, and odorless. DriCan® can be used to dry the air in all types of moisture-resistant containers and packages including glass jars, air-tight cans, plastic pouches, tool boxes, wall safes, display cases and many more.
Dimensions: 55 x 102 x 13.5mm (2.16" x 4.0" x .53")
Contains 40 grams of active silica gel.
SDS (129KB PDF)
PELCO® Technical Notes - Facts and Information about Indicating Desiccant (282KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19950 DriCan® Reusable Desiccant Canister each $6.20
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capsule dehydrator

 

DRICAP® Capsule Dehydrators

excellent for SEM specimen containers

DRICAP® Capsules have more desiccant in less space and more drying power. Further advantages are: sift-proof, non-linting, controlled adsorption rate, can be mechanically handled, color capacity indicator, saves weight and space. It is rugged and super activated. In addition to reducing humidity, capsules can also protect against potency losses, fermentation, odor formation, color changes, corrosion, mildew, caking and condensation. The moisture-permeable cartridge shell is fabricated from clear cellulose propionate; the desiccant is activated SiO2. The Capsules are RoHS compliant. Two sizes available.
SDS (12KB PDF)
PELCO® Technical Notes - Facts and Information about Indicating Desiccant (282KB PDF)

Type 11 Desiccant Weight, 0.97g; (8 x 22mm)
Type 14 Desiccant Weight, 1.85g; (8 x 40mm)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19953 DRICAP® Capsule Dehydrators, Type 11 pkg/100 $25.80
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19956 DRICAP® Capsule Dehydrators, Type 14 pkg/100 41.00
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dri-box

DRI-BOX® Reusable sorbent box

The DRI-BOX® is a small perforated plastic box containing indicating silica gel. The box is sealed on the side to prevent silica gel from spilling. The DRI-BOX® is convenient for use in smaller type desiccators of 3 cubic feet or less, packages, and for transportation. The desiccant has a reversible action. Once it has adsorbed all the moisture it can hold, indicated by a color change from blue to pink, it can be regenerated easily by microwave (15-20 seconds) or conventional oven (3 hours @ 240°F/115°C). Once it is regenerated it turns back to blue.
SDS (129KB PDF)
PELCO® Technical Notes - Facts and Information about Indicating Desiccant (282KB PDF)
DRI-BOX® size is 55 x 55 x 25mm, total weight is 67g, dessicant weight is 46g.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19952 DRI-BOX Reusable Desiccant Canister each $17.40
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bulk desiccant

Bulk Desiccant

3,000,000 square feet of moisture-adsorbing surface area in 1 pound

This efficient drying is carried out by a hard, clear, porous, beaded, amorphous form of silica gel. The desiccant has a myriad of microscopic pores which explains its great moisture-attracting capacity. Translucent beads look and feel dry even when saturated. Dust-free and attrition-proof. May be regenerated by heating with no loss of efficiency. Approximate volume of 1 pound (454 grams) of bulk desiccant is 0.53 quart (0.5 liter).

SDS (129KB PDF)
PELCO® Technical Notes - Facts and Information about Indicating Desiccant (282KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19960 Bulk Desiccant 2 lbs (0.9kg) $47.50
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19961 Bulk Desiccant 5 lbs (2.27kg) 96.00
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desiccant cartridge

Cartridge Desiccant

Eliminate the messy, time-consuming job of changing loose desiccant. Convenient, easy-to-handle Desiccant in a Cartridge fits into the bottom section of standard glass or plastic desiccators. The cartridge consists of a durable polyester-felt bag with a perforated Mylar® cover sealed in place. It is filled with indicating silica gel beads which change color from blue when dry to pink when moist. Saturated gel can be regenerated in a 300°F (150°C) vented oven for 3 hours or more (depending on size) until blue color returns. May be reactivated repeatedly without degradation. Individually sealed in a moisture-proof pouch.

weight
Prod # desiccator
diameter
cartridge
diameter
lbs. kg
2240-3 160mm 114mm 1/2 0.23
2244-3 200mm 197mm 1-1/2 0.68
2246-3 250mm 238mm 3 1.36

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
2240-3 Cartridge Desiccant, 114mm dia. each $36.75
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2244-3 Cartridge Desiccant, 197mm dia. each 81.15
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2246-3 Cartridge Desiccant, 238mm dia. each 132.10
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barrier foil ziplock bag

Barrier Foil Ziplock Bags

Shown with our Specimen Storage Box and DRICAP® Capsule Dehydrators, this barrier bag is ideal for storage of materials sensitive to moisture and/or oxygen. The inside dimension measures 6 x 5.5" with a zip lock and a tear notch above the zipper. The material is a metal foil-covered 4mil polyethylene with a MVTR (moisture vapor transmission rate) that is 1,000 times better than a typical poly bag. It is heat sealable and ziplock resealable. Compatible with vacuum sealers.
PELCO® Technical Notes (119KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
139-310 Barrier Foil Ziplock Bags, 6 x 5.5" ID 100 $42.50
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barrier foil ziplock pouch

Barrier Foil Ziplock Pouches

Shown with our Specimen Storage Box, this barrier bag is ideal for storage of materials sensitive to moisture and/or oxygen. The inside dimensions measure L x H x W (where W is the pouch bottom width) with a zip lock and a tear notch above the zipper. The material is aluminum foil covered multi-layered polyethylene, providing an MVTR (moisture vapor transmission rate) that is 1,000 times better than a typical poly bag. They are heat sealable, and ziplock resealable. Compatible with vacuum sealers. Sizes to fit all your needs.

Size # I.D. O.D.
Small 139-311 3-3/4 x 6 x 2-1/2" 4-1/4 x 7-1/2 x 3"
Medium 139-312 6-1/4 x 7-3/4 x 2-1/2" 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 x 3"
Large 139-313 7-1/2 x 8-3/4 x 3" 8 x 10-1/2 x 3-1/2"

PELCO® Technical Notes, Barrier Foil Ziplock Pouches (119KB PDF)

Typical applications include:
  • Storage of moisture and oxygen sensitive materials/samples
  • Storage of Light sensitive materials/samples
  • Storage of Immunofluorescence labeled, Confocal or Immunology ANA slides from room temperature to freezer
  • Storage of radioactive labeled electrophoresis gels for both refrigerator and freezer
  • Storage and transport of gas monitor badges

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
139-311 Barrier Foil Ziplock Pouches, 3.75 x 6 x 2.5" ID 100 $34.00
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139-312 Barrier Foil Ziplock Pouches, 6.25 x 7.75 x 2.5"" ID 100 50.00
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139-313 Barrier Foil Ziplock Pouches, 7.5 x 8.75 x 3" ID 100 59.80
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