Compressive Strength, Moisture Adsorption, and Adaptable Form Factor Combine in AGM’s H2OLock Pressed Desiccant
H2OLock features high compressive strength and moisture adsorption control to provide a unique desiccant capable of protecting advanced equipment from moisture, while delivering structural support for reducing overall product weight. Furthermore, the composition of H2OLock allows the desiccant to be compressed or machined into varying sizes and shapes, ensuring a proper fit for products with volumes of nearly any size or geometry.
H2OLock pressed desiccant is available in custom made to order sizes and shapes as well as desiccant pucks. AGM’s H2OLock pressed desiccant is a suitable replacement for NatraSorb 900 and other similar desiccant products. H2OLock pressed desiccant is designed to provide an optimum balance between strength, adsorption rate, moisture capacity, and thermal resistance.
Graph of Adsorption rate by desiccant density over time
How it’s Made: A Composite Desiccant
H2OLock is a composite desiccant comprised of 4A molecular sieve and heat resistant binders. The desiccant’s composition provides H2OLock with:
- A serviceable maximum temperature of 150°C (302°F)
- Compressive strength of 8,000 psi
- High-performance moisture adsorptive capabilities
Due to its durability, H2OLock can operate as a structural component and moisture adsorber in one, frequently replacing plastic and metal parts, insulators, shock pads, and many other pieces.
Ideal for Restricted Spaces and Complex Geometries
H2OLock’s composition allows for shaping through compression or machining the desiccant in the factory. This feature makes H2OLock pressed desiccant ideal for moisture control in projects with demanding space and shape constraints.
At 25°C (77°F) with 50% relative humidity, H2OLock can adsorb up to 2.9 grams of water per cubic inch.