Artificial snow powder
IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES
Name: Artificial snow
- Form: Granules
- Colour: White
- Odour: Odourless
- pH value: approx. 6.2
- Bulk density: approx. 700 kg/m3
- Solubility in water: Insoluble, only able to swell (22ºC)
How does it work?
All you have to do is pour water over the powder. They will absorb the water and look just like real snow (see video below).
What are the powders made of, and are they toxic?
These powders with which you can make magic snow are mainly composed of sodium polyacrylate. Sodium Polyacrylate is a super absorbent polymer that has the ability to absorb large quantities of water. It is the material used in nappies for water absorption and is also used in gardening. It is non-toxic and is approved for use as a children's toy by European standard EN71-3 and American ASTM F963-17.
How much snow can you make with 1kg of powder snow?
1Kg of powder snow will be able to absorb up to 100L of water, (100 times its weight). However, when it absorbs 100 times its weight in water, it turns into a gel-like substance. For the optimum appearance of artificial snow, 30 to 50 times its weight in water is recommended. With 1kg you can make up to 50 litres of snow..
Calculate the amount of snow
To calculate the amount of snow you need, or the amount you are going to get with a certain pack, go here snow calculator.
In this video you can see how to make artificial snow in a simple way: