12 Ounce Jar of Water Absorbing Polymer Crystals - Size 1-2mm Granules

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Overview

These non toxic, environmentally safe polymer crystals absorb gram for gram up to 400x their weight. Soak in water and watch them grow!

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12 Ounce Jar of Water Absorbing Polymer Crystals - Size 1-2mm Granules

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Overview

These non toxic, environmentally safe polymer crystals absorb gram for gram up to 400x their weight. Soak in water and watch them grow!

Warnings

Product Details

12 Ounce Jar of Water Absorbing Polymer Crystals

Size 1-2mm Granules

Includes MSDS Sheet

These unique water storing crystals can be used for hydrating flowers or plants, home décor, ice/heat packs or even science experiments! Potassium Polyacrylamide granules are non toxic and environmentally safe. When placed in water, these crystals absorb gram for gram up to 400x their weight (which means 1 gram of crystals can absorb up to 400 grams of water). Distilled water is de-ionized and more pure thus will produce the best growing results and form larger chunks. When fully hydrated (depending on water, could be as soon as 15 to 30 minutes or as long as 24 hours), these polymer gel pieces feel cool and look like ice. The water filled crystals are great for craft projects for holidays, weddings, parties, baby showers, birthdays or home decoration.

Ideas for use:

  • Fresh flowers in vases
  • Silk flower arrangements for unique style
  • Centerpieces such as a candle resting on a bed of hydrated polymer inside a decorative bowl
  • Watering Christmas tree
  • Ice/heat packs (plastic bag of hydrated crystals can be placed in refrigerator/freezer or microwave)
 
Also called Ghost Crystals or Jelly Crystals, these versatile water-storing crystals can be used in school science experiments and in commercial applications. Commercially, Potassium Polyacrylamide crystals are used to conserve water on golf courses, manage erosion, equestrian arenas (dust control), landscaping, horticulture, agriculture and hydroponic farming.  
 

Directions for use: As gel crystals dry, add more water. To make colored crystals, food dye is added to water before soaking. To clean discolored or cloudy hydrated crystals, rinse in warm or hot water in strainer or colander. Discarded crystals should be thrown in a garbage container. If crystals accidentally enter drain, add table salt and flush with hot water to dissolve. If allowed to completely dry out, the hydrated crystals will revert back to the original, dry crystal state which can then be re-hydrated if desired.

Recipe: 1 gram (approximately 1/4 teaspoon leveled as much as possible) to 400 grams water (approximately 13.5 fluid ounces) will produce about 1 to 1.5 cups of hydrated crystals. Depending on purity of water, all of the water may not absorb into crystals. Drain excess water as needed.

Chemistry: Potassium salt of cross-linked polyacrylic acid/polyacrylamide copolymer
Physical Form: White/yellowish granules, free flowing
Storage Life: > 1 year, dry conditions, unopened bags/containers

Additional Information

SKU

ChemGC025-12oz-1/2m

Weight

0.75 lb

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