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Topic created by Goochy
on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 at 11:24

Goochy said on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 at 11:24...

Hi, wondering if anyone can help.
I've got a number of different poppers , some have white balls inside, crystalline if you crush them they turn to powder.
Yet some have clear crystals inside.
I know they are some kind of preservation agent but what are they?

One for the budding chemists I think?

Thanks

Anonymous said on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 at 13:37...

heyazzo can tell you about these porous beads. yep they are a desiccant.

http://poppersguide.com/forum/10375

Mam said on Sat, 24 Nov 2018 at 09:34...

Originally created by Pac West - the Power Pak Pellet. It is supposed to keep the poppers fresh. Other manufacturers started adding them as well, and described as agitators (there are a few people on here who are better suited to that description) Crystals I think are where the ball has started to break down (i.e work) The jury was out on whether they worked, but as Heyazzo contributed before, they have a legitimate function. I suspect the agitator type are a gimmick, but I am not a chemist. One recent brand had a metal ball in it, didn't it?

Anonymous said on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 19:52...

You probably mean Radikal Rush which was in a metal container and the ball clanked a bit/ not sure what happened with one/

BTW some of the balls are just plastic beads/ i think this has been said before, but the PWD cartoon guy Captain Rush claimed they were "dirty beads". The desiccant was definitely part of the original Pac West Indiana / GLP campaign to thwart copies of the brand leader, i.e Rush.

User_877 said on Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 20:26...

The pellets work by absorbing water I think. So many copies around I am never sure what I am buying! Used to love a popper called Bolt from PWD, have not seen a bottle of that in years now. :-(

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