Desiccant gel packs are used to absorb moisture/water (desiccating the surrounding material). The typical function is to protect electronic products, clothes, and shoes from the effect of moisture/humidity. Oxygen absorbers are used to absorb oxygen. The typical function is to increase shelf life of food or pharmaceutical products. Inside these gel packs is a sorbent, a material used to absorb liquids or gases. The sorbent is typically shaped as pellets or grains, 1-5 mm in diam. As an example, sorbents can be found in granular shape in baby diapers.
Vacuum conveying is perfectly suited to manage the challenges of conveying these small, fragile materials. The contained conveying in an enclosed system minimizes dust generation, and consequently minimizes the exposure to the hazardous dust for workers. The need for a small footprint, low building height, and flexibility of routing the pipeline is what Piab vacuum conveying solutions provide.
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