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Indicating silica mousse for moisture control, besides known as KC-Trockenperlen® Orange CHAMELEON®

Product data

revised 2015

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 bead silica mousse with very gamey mechanical integrity. It meets the necessitate for a heavy-metal release and environmental friendly indicating agentive role .
With a new and improved indicator, BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON provides safe moisture reading without any concerns regarding carcinogenic
ingredients. It besides provides superscript moisture reading with a wrinkle color switch .
The academic degree of moisture uptake is indicated by a color switch from orange to colorless at approx. 6 wt % body of water content. however, it continues to adsorb water from this point until reaching its utmost capacity .
BASF Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON regains its wide adsorption capacity when regenerated. Its singular formulations ensures advance stability against harmful UV-rays .
distinctive applications for Sorbead Orange CHAMELEON are transformer air out breathers equally well as other snorkel filters, testing ground uses, box of moisture sensible goods and many others.

Typical properties
Chemical composition SiO2
97 Gew.%
3 Gew.%
0.1 Gew.%
Surface area (BET) 750 m2/g
Pore volume 0.4 cm3/g
Equilibrium capacity for water vapor at 25˚ C 10 % R.H.
80 % R.H.
6.5 Gew.%
42 Gew.%
Packed bulk density 0.8 kg/L
Crushing strength 200 N
Attrition rate 0.05 Gew.%
Color when dry Deep Orange
Color when wet Translucent

The typical properties are representative values that do not imply any guarantee or guarantee by BASF Catalysts Germany GmbH .
Typical distribution of grain size

  •  2.0 – 5.0 mm​


  • ​Steel drums 55 lbs., 110 lbs., 330 lbs.
  • ​Tins 8 x 6.6 lbs., 20 x 2.2 lbs.

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For further information or technical questions, please contact us:  Tel : +49 511 28 86 60 fax : +49 511 28 86 760 e-mail : Sorbead @ basf.com
BASF Catalysts Germany GmbH
Freundallee 23, 30173 Hannover, Germany e-mail : Trockenperlen @ basf.com Internet : www.basf.com
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