BASF Superabsorbent Polymers
BASF superabsorbent polymers, including the Medi Gel® and Artic Gel® brands of polyacrylates, are non-toxic granules capable of absorbing and retaining many times their weight in water. They have a unique surface cross-linking chemistry which prevents gel-blocking and allows liquid to flow freely to the particles for efficient absorption.
In addition to providing excellent moisture control, they thicken fluids and turn them into a solid gel, swell when in contact with liquid, and exchange ions during absorption.
BASF Superabsorbent Polymers absorb liquid by utilizing osmotic pressure making it ideal for use in a variety of applications, such as waste disposal, agriculture, hot and cool packs, and cables. They have proven to be one of the most innovative, effective, and safe superabsorbing polymers in the market today.
Slow solidification or gel formation
Irreversible gel formation
Limited liquid retention capacity
High volume expansion for liquid and fluid absorbents
PH and salt level sensitivity
High-cost level in the treatment of large liquid volumes
Difficulties with handling and disposal
Gel formation clarity issues
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BASF Superabsorbent Polymers For Gel Packs
Superabsorbent polymers are sodium polyacrylate-based polymers that are engineered with high affinity for liquid absorption and can retain extremely large amounts of water relative to its own mass. SAPs are used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, such as gel packs, hot and cool packs, absorbent and incontinence pads, baby diapers, waste disposal, and agriculture applications.