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oly Lam Products, Corp.

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       Oxygen Absorbers

Effective and easy to use, Oxygen Absorbers create a unique, oxygen-free packaging 
environment that preserves product freshness and extends shelf life.

Oxygen Absorbers protect packaged foods and products against mold growth, spoilage, 
color change, loss of nutrients loss of quality and insect damage.  Oxygen Absorbers
 irreversibly absorbs oxygen inside a properly sealed package to a level less than .01%.


Poly Lam Products supplies oxygen absorbers for a wide variety packaging applications. 
Oxygen absorbers are designed to be used in combination with your current packaging methods 
including gas flushing and vacuum packaging. Unlike gas flushing and vacuum packaging, which 
merely serve to dilute oxygen, PLP oxygen absorbers modify package atmospheres by creating 
low residual oxygen not normally achievable by these methods.
                             

Packaging Method            Results            Benefits

Oxygen Absorbers

Reduces and Maintains oxygen content to below   .01% and maintains this level despite oxygen ingress. Eliminate Aerobics and microbial  growth and oxidative chemical reactions in packaging.

Vacuum & Back Flush

Achieves as little as 0.1% Residual Oxygen. Controls Aerobic Microbial Growth temporarily*

Gas Flushing

Approximately 0.5% to 5% Oxygen Provides some control of aerobic Aerobic Microbial Growth.

*Mold has been shown to grow in 20 days at 25 deg C at 0.2% residual oxygen (From "Techniques for the preservation
  of food by Employment of an Oxygen Absorber," Nakamura and Hoshino, 1983)

    Typical applications include:

Nuts and Snacks Dried Fruits and Vegetables
Candies and Confectioneries Spices an Seasonings
Coffee, Tea Flour and Grain items
Whole fat dry foods Fresh and Pre-cooked pasta
Processed, Smoked and cured meats Pharmaceutical and vitamins
Medical diagnostic kits and Devices Birdseed and pet foods
Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Pastries Cheese and Dairy products

Oxygen Scavenger Requirement Chart

Size

O2 Absorption Capacity (ml)

         Equivalent air volume (ml)

10 cc

10

50

20 cc

20

100

30 cc

30

150

50 cc

50

250

100 cc

100

500

200 cc

200

1000

300 cc

300

1500

500 cc

500

2500

1000 cc

1000

5000

2000 cc

2000

10000


For more information please contact us at 800-836-9648 or email us at information@polylam.com


 

Absorber Type Ideal Applications Water Activity De-Oxygenation Time Range Maximum Exposure to Air Product sizes Available cc of O2 Absorbed
B Moist or semi-moist foods >0.70 1-4 days 4-8 hrs depending upon the atmosphere (Packets or strips) 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300,400,500, 750,1000, 2000
 D Dehydrated or dry foods <0.70 0.5 to 4 days 2 hours 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 750, 1000, 2000,


Poly Lam Products, Corp.
80 Earhart Drive
Williamsville, New York 14221
USA

 

 

Phone in the USA and Canada - 800-836-9648
All other countries 716-633-1977
Fax 716-633-2007
Website: http://www.polylam.com
E-Mail: information@polylam.com