Indicating silica gel for moisture control, also known as KC-Trockenperlen® Orange CHAMELEON®
BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON® indicating silica gel is the newest adsorbent technology from BASF. Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON is used where processes and products need to be protected from the negative consequences of humidity and moisture.
Similar to our SorbeadTM R adsorbent, BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON is a beaded silica gel with very high mechanical integrity. It meets the demand for a heavy-metal free and environmental friendly indicating agent.
With a new and improved indicator, BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON provides safe moisture indication without any concerns regarding carcinogenic
ingredients. It also provides superior moisture indication with a crisp color change.
The degree of moisture uptake is indicated by a color change from orange to colorless at approx. 6 wt % water content. However, it continues to adsorb water from this point until reaching its maximum capacity.
BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON regains its full adsorption capacity when regenerated. Its unique formulations ensures advanced stability against harmful UV-rays.
Typical applications for Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON are transformer air breathers as well as other breather filters, laboratory uses, packaging of moisture sensitive goods and many others.
|Surface area (BET)
|Equilibrium capacity for water vapor at 25˚ C
|10 % R.H.
80 % R.H.
|Packed bulk density
|Color when dry
|Color when wet
The typical properties are representative values that do not imply any guarantee or warranty by BASF Catalysts Germany GmbH.
Typical distribution of grain size
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