It’s spring now so the need for instant hot packs (or 핫 팩 in Korean) is limited, however have you ever thought what is inside one? And how does it work? Because we thought the same, it seems like a bag of soil but magically can make your hands (and maybe feet) warmer in the depths of Winter.
How Does It Work
Inside a hot pack there is a mixture of metals and other compounds. Once the hot pack has been activated the different metals attract each other, in turn this movement causes friction and finally heat. Once the metals stop moving then the bag cools down and cannot be used again.
What’s Inside an Instant Hot Pack (Pictures)
If you know any more information on the science behind Hot Packs or have any questions for us please feel free to let us know.
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where to buy this if I’m not living in Korea?
It’s possible that some are listed on GMarket and then you can buy them there as long as they offer international shipping.
Otherwise it would depend on which country you’re in?
Heya Modern Seoul.
I was wondering how I can go about recycling these hot packs? Are they recyclable, or do they just end up in landfills?
Just Trash, as far as we know.