Super Absorbent Polymer for Manufacturing Gel Packs

Bulk super-absorbent polymer powder that provides a cost-efficient method of manufacturing your own gel packs.

IPC offers 50lb cases or supersacks of superabsorbent polymer (SAP) powder for manufacturing gel packs at low cost.

Whether you are a gel pack manufacturer or ship temperature-sensitive products requiring gel packs, IPC’s large payload of super absorbent gel crystal can save your business money compared to buying gel packs individually.

Simply combine the super absorbent gel chemical with the appropriate volume of water and, with little to no agitation, create your own gel pack contents for maintaining hot or cold temperatures for extended durations.

Super-Absorbent Polymer for Manufacturing Gel Packs


  • Large volume cases and sacks allow for low-cost gel pack manufacturing at scale.
  • Excellent water absorption and retention capacity for maximum thermal performance.
  • Non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
  • Straightforward to mix with water, requires little to no agitation.
  • Maintains water-retention properties even under moderate levels of vibration and pressure. Ideal for deliveries.

Available in supersacks

IPC provides super-absorbent polymer powder in bulk super sacks that allow you to achieve optimal cost-efficiency when manufacturing gel packs in-house.

super absorbent polymer for gel packs


How do SAPs help maintain particular temperature ranges when used in gel packs?

Superabsorbent polymers retain up to 1,000 times their mass in water. Thanks to SAPs incredible absorption capacity and water’s insulating properties, SAP gel packs help maintain cold temperatures for long periods after being frozen.

Can SAPs absorb other liquids?

No, SAPs absorb water through hydrogen bonding.

Can SAP gel packs be recycled?

The SAP gel pack contents have no recycling value but since they are non-toxic, they can be disposed of down the drain.

The outer shell of our gel packs can, however, be recycled.

How much SAPs do I need to make a gel pack?

SAPs can absorb up to 800 times its weight in distilled water, but only around 300 times its weight in tap water due to the presence of impurities such as calcium, sodium, and other mineral salts.

Nevertheless, this means one gram of SAPs is sufficient for one gel pack. And with IPC’s 50lb case or supersack offerings, you can manufacture large quantities of gel packs at a low cost.

Are SAP gel packs safe?

SAPs are inert which means they have low reactivity. They have been rigorously tested and show extremely low toxicity for direct skin contact.

The US Food and Drug Administration also approved the use of SAPs for indirect contact with food, but it is not safe to consume SAPs.

Gel Packs

As well as supplying super-absorbent polymer for manufacturing gel packs, we can also provide ready-made gel packs to suit various different needs.

Drain-Friendly Gel Packs


Non-toxic and easy to dispose of in running water. Perfect for longer duration shipments with the need for easy disposal after use.

Cold Packs for Shipping


Our consumer-grade cold packs are printed with safety labelling to ensure safe use.

Gel Ice Packs


Built with an advanced, layered exterior that minimizes condensation.

Cold Packs for Shipping

Blue Industrial

Made with a tough, recyclable polyethylene plastic that is proven to be puncture-resistant and resist tears during rigorous handling.

Gel Packs for Shipping


Have your logo custom-printed onto your gel packs, ensuring complete consistency with your branding.

All our products are developed and manufactured from our factory in the USA.

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