Buy Chemtex Artificial Snow Powder
Endless use ideas with this Chemtex artificial snow powder. Great for kids and family to have fun activities like Snow in a Cup, Snow Rainbows, Frozen Island with Characters, Christmas Tree Decoration, and more. A fun and innovative way to introduce your child to science, and incorporate in your STEM curriculum. All the experiments are safe and non-hazardous. However, adult supervision is preferred.
Chemtex Snow Powder is based on premium quality sodium polyacrylate polymer. It is the same material used in children’s diapers. It can last for days as long as it is kept out of heat and direct sunlight.
When water is added to this white powder polymer, it instantly expands to 200 times its original volume, producing a snow-like material. When more water is added, a slush forms. When allowed to dry, it returns to its powdered form ready to be used again.
- Perfect for Frozen Themed Parties, Holiday Decors, Christmas Tree Decoration, Village Displays, Holiday and Winter Craft Projects, Science Projects, Fun and Crafts
- Safe to use, non-toxic flame-retardant polymer, which transforms immediately into fluffy snow upon adding water.
- High Water Retention: Chemtex instant snow is able to hold water for longer periods of time, which comes handy in decorative media for variety of purposes
- 100% Re-Usable: After making snow you can keep it outside until the water dries in couple of days and use again
How to Use
Super Simple Application: Take 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of Chemtex snow powder into a container and add 100 ml of water. Watch the powder amazingly erupt into snow without stirring or mixing, growing nearly 200 times its size.
How it works?
Chemtex Snow Powder is made of cross-linking molecules of sodium polyacrylate polymer. These small individual cross-linked clusters appear as a white powdery substance. With water, these individual clusters internally hydrate and expand, forming small, fluffy clusters that do not cling to surrounding clusters. This appears as a powdery snow. When more water is added, the water molecules also hydrate the external surface of these clusters which begin to adhere to one another, appearing as slush.
The unique properties of this snow makes it useful for many other applications, such as an artificial base for skiers, snow themes on movie sets and pandals. Because of its ability to rapidly absorb and retain large volumes of aqueous solutions, and forming gels, it is also used for industrial spill containment. When wet, this polymer has the consistency of snow, adheres well to boots, and is very slippery.