*This article is about all the sodium polyacrylates.
Sodium polyacrylate is one of the superabsorbent polymers. It has a strong water-absorbent ability and can be used everywhere - you can easily get this amazing material from a baby diaper.
Now let's talk about it.
|Function||Absorbing, retaining, or blocking liquid|
|Physical property||Non-toxic, harmless|
|Environment impact||Nonpolluting (natural degradation)|
|Market price||USD 800-1600 per ton （update in 2018）|
When meets water, sodium polyacrylate would absorb water quickly. After dozens of seconds later, sodium polyacrylate would turn to water gel form which locksmith the water firmly.
According to different applications, sodium polyacrylate can be used to:
To adjust the catalyzer, production process, and after treatment, we can also get different sodium polyacrylates for different uses:
Pet pad, Solid water source (for feeder insects).
Paper diaper, Sanitary Napkin, Nursing mat, Contact lenses.
Concrete protection, Anti-foggy agent, Waterproof paint.
Waste liquid control, Excreta collection.
Water blocking agent, Inflatable rubber, Thickening agent, Fire-retardant gel, Desiccant agent, Thermal storage agent.
The ice pack, Aromatic, Water beads, Growing toys, Cosmetics, Solid waterbed.
It's up to the uses, for example, the sodium polyacrylate :
For hygiene products (such as baby diapers, sanitary towels, nursing pads, etc.)
For cables (to stop water into inside)
For ice pack
For inflatable sandbag
So far, sodium polyacrylate doesn’t have any side effects.
And according to various material safety data sheets (documents created by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration that list potential hazards of chemicals in great detail), sodium polyacrylate is safe.