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Silica Gel Packets - Keeps Photos Dry - Cameras and Other uses

Let's talk about silica packets and how to keep photos dry to archive them well.    
Silica is found in shoe boxes, purses, asian foods, medicines and in office files.  
Photographs, scrapbooks, photos in envelopes can benefit from silica gel tabs.  

Photographs
Keep photos safe from moisture in photo albums, photo scrapbooks, and photo boxes.  
Now and then, leaving a photo album or scrapbook unattended for a year collects water.
Moisture builds up fast!   You WILL spend hours with photo damage.  Check containers.  
Silica gel packets can be added inside cabinets, storage archive, cold storage rooms.
It helps within storage kept in attics, basements, places that absorb excess moisture.  

Spilled water that drips down between the sheet protectors can air out with silica gels.
Silica gel packets should be stuck between the pages of sheet protectors, scrapbooks,
card stock protectors kept between photos, pages, anything to give an archival quality.  
Keep collectibles in pristine condition.  YOU are the master of all things that age.  

Cameras:
If you're taking a camera out in the cold, it can face serious condensation problems when
you bring it back into a warm room again.  Remove the battery and memory card, place
the camera in a bowl of silica gel and it will such up the moisture found in condensation.  

Other uses:  
They can extend the life of razor blades, keeps cell phones, and food dry during transport.
Fir aircraft engines, large portions of them have kept the metal dry inside of their parts.  
Fishermen keep their flies dry.  Travel bags - even baseball card collections use silica.

Silica Gel will Stop working - You CAN Renew Them!   
They will quit working.  You can regenerate them by placing them into a 200 degree oven
for about 2 hours, keep an eye on the oven, and then store them in an airtight Ziploc bag.  
Crushed or ground down to powder, kept in a small canister, shake it a bit now and then,
and voila!  your archives can be kept dry.   

To Get Silica Gels - Fast and Absorbent
We no longer sell Silica Gels.  Silica Gels are sold at Uline.  Silca Gels are listed at this link.  

  • Meets FDA specifications for contact with food and drugs.
  • Provides superior adsorption. Remains dry at maximum saturation.
  • Silica gel can adsorb 15% of its weight in water vapor in 2 hours.


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