FAQ + material safety data sheets

How long does AbsoDry 450g last?

This depends completely on how humid it is. In an unventilated space of 35 m³ (10-15 m²) it normally lasts 1-3 months.

What is calcium chloride?

A hygroscopic salt that readily absorbs moisture.

Why flakes of calcium chloride?

To give the largest contact area possible with the air for maximum efficiency.

Why does the refill bag stand on "supports"?

This is also to create as large a contact surface as possible with the air for maximum efficiency. The moisture in the air reaches the salt from all directions - even from below!

Why does the calcium chloride sometimes solidify?

Once calcium chloride (the salt) is saturated with water and the space is free of excess humidity, it hardens and dries into a solid mass. When the moisture resturns, the process starts again, but less efficiently as the surface area of the calcium chloride has decreased. There's nothing wrong with the product - it's just how calcium chloride works.

Does AbsoDry work at sub-zero temperatures?

Absodry works down to 0°C. The liquid in the container does not freeze.

What do I do with the liquid when inserting a new refill?

Pour the liquid down the sink or the toilet. Don't worry, it's completely harmless.

What if I spill the liquid on the floor, carpet etc?

Wipe it up and rinse with lukewarm water. More stubborn stains can be removed with a 5% (50g/liter) solution of Glauber's salt (sodium sulphate), which is available at most pharmacies. Spray the solution onto the stain and let it work for about 30 minutes. Dry with a hairdryer, fan heater, etc. Repeat if necessary.

Why can the bag turn brown after a certain period of use?

Apart from the active crystals, calcium chloride contains 0,5% other substances that can give it a yellowish-brown tinge.

Why does the liquid in the container sometimes go hard?

When the air contains only a small amount of moisture, which is normally the case at low temperatures, the ratio of salt volume of absorbed moisture increases. This means that the liquid could crystallise and harden. There is nothing wrong with the product, it's just how calcium chloride works. When emptying, rinse out the crystallised liquid with lukewarm water.