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Using Gel Water Beads In New Products

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under News and Reviews

People often do not think about how some things are made or what is inside some of the things they use everyday. While this is true, there are certain things that you can’t help but wonder how or why they work the way they do. One of the products that is usually in the middle of such questions are gel water beads. They are in so many products these days.

These beads were first discovered when the USDA was experimenting with ways to conserve water within soils to help farmers during periods of drought or other times when liquids were scarce. What they discovered was a certain material that when made a certain way was able to absorb more than eleven times its own mass in liquid.

This sort of defeated the purpose of absorbing the liquids because it could not keep anything or anybody dry. Along came the gel water beads. Born from a superabsorbent polymer because the USDA was looking for ways to improve liquid conservation in soils. These gels became made from various materials and used in various ways.

What that meant was whenever they were full of liquid, if you added any more they would either leak themselves or completely loss their absorbency and you would get liquid everywhere. This was not the case with the polymers. They would retain their water not matter how much more was made to come in contact with them.

After cloth came fluffy absorbent materials. These were things like cotton or other materials that while they were similar to cloth they were able to hold up to about 5 times their mass in liquids. This improved the situation greatly and diapers were now able to be made disposable. At first it took a while for people to catch on and accept the new product. But they eventually did.

The rate that these things work is amazing. They have almost revolutionized entire industries. The agriculture industry was doing fine, but because of these polymers new products have come out that have actually made things better for certain farmers and in some cases even saved some farms during droughts.

At nearly 11 times their mass in absorption the beads worked better than anything ever has. They made the entire industry notice and the changes made within it as well. After seeing how well they worked new and improved products started turning up everywhere. Manufacturers that made all sorts of things started to try them in a variety of products.

Gel water beads changed all sorts of industries around the world. The farming industry as well finally got a new way to store more water than ever before also. The discovery of this product was a sure industry changer and a sign of just how good a new invention could change the world if it is done properly everywhere.

Discover an incredible selection of gel water beads by visiting our official website today. To know more about our clean soil alternatives for growing plants, click the links at http://www.waterbeads.ca .

Originally posted 2013-11-05 13:02:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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