Secco Oxygen Absorber that we manufacture, export and supply is considered as an active packaging solution to keep your products safe from things like mold and extend shelf life by taking the oxygen out of a sealed package, which is specially designed to absorb all oxygen contained within the packaging of food products. Our Oxygen Absorber helps in keeping the food and also retains its original taste and color. With the help of our Oxygen Absorber, one can lower the oxygen levels to less than 0.01%.
Secco oxygen absorber is the main cause of deterioration in food and pharmaceutical products. Even smallest quantities of oxygen in the packaging will influence product quality and the speed of deterioration. Gas flushing can never remove 100% of oxygen.
Oxygen Absorber is an active packaging solution designed to absorb all oxygen contained within the packaging of food products. It is a kind of antistaling agent without addictive, safe to use, non-toxic, whose chemical reagent is Fe2O3, with slightly exothermic reaction. Shaped like black or grey tiny practical.
With relatively strong capacity of oxygen and carbon dioxide absorption, it will satisfy the requirement of keeping freshness on a wide variety of food products. By effectively removing oxygen and carbon dioxide and create a O2 & CO2-free environment in a sealed package, it will keep the freshness, original taste and color of foodstuff, and prevent it from staling, oxidative rancidity, growth of mold, aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. It will also effectively prevent the development of corrosion, rustiness, and the growth of mold on sealed clothing, instrument, etc.
What does an SECCO OXYGEN ABSORBER do?
The oxygen absorber is selected according to the product water amount or surrounding humidity. Oxygen absorber protects packaged foods and other products against spoilage, mold growth, color change, loss of nutritive values, insect damage and loss of quality. By removing residual oxygen inside packaging to below 0.01% Oxygen absorber effectively preserves packaged foods without use of food additives and preservatives. Oxygen absorber not only extends shelf life but keeps product quality as it was.
Also, aerobic bacteria and mold growth is suppressed, along with fat acidification. Our product effectively removes oxygen from the products packaging, thus maintaining the products freshness. Oxygen causes a number of deleterious consequences when products are stored for a long periods. In particular, Oxygen causes generation of bacteria to grow, it deteriorates the taste and flavor, it effects the nutritional value of food to the point of the products quality is degraded and no longer contains the specified vitamins and nutritional values. Oxygen absorbers were developed to keep products fresh for long periods by preventing air-friendly germs.
Oxygen Absorber Advantages :
The main ingredients : Iron base , Salt , Activated Carbon , Zeolite and Vermiculite
Packing Details - 30cc / 50cc / 100cc / 200cc / 300cc / 500cc / 1000cc
Product Packing Information
|No.||ITEMS|| Weight / pocket
| Pocket Sizes
|1||O-MAXXSORB 30||1.5 gr||35*40|
|2||O-MAXXSORB 50||2 gr||40*40|
|3||O-MAXXSORB 100||3.5 gr||40*50|
|4||O-MAXXSORB 200||6 gr||40*75 / 50*60|
|5||O-MAXXSORB 300||9 gr||40*85 / 50*70|
|6||O-MAXXSORB 500||12 gr||65*75|
SECCO OXYGEN ABSORBERS: PRESERVING YOUR FOOD
SO, WHAT ARE THEY?
These little parcels are filled with iron powder. The iron absorbs 99% of the oxygen that’s present when placed in a sealed environment, like a jar or bag. The remaining atmospheric gases are completely inert and don’t lead to food degradation through the oxidization process.
When the packets are removed from their sealed container, they immediately start absorbing O2, which reacts to with the iron powder, forming iron oxide through a catalyst.
If the packets are placed in a sealed environment such as a canning jar or bag, almost all of the oxygen will be removed (if you’ve used the correct quantity of packets), and the chemical reaction will stop.
The remaining atmospheric gases – mostly nitrogen – is ideal for long-term storage. This keeps food from going rancid, and also keeping bugs and insects out.
The moisture and air are absorbed, but the powder inside the packet is kept secure and separate from edible items. This means you can place the packets directly on your food in the appropriate container, without having to worry about these items becoming contaminated.
When oxygen absorbers are in use, they heat up – if you were to remove one that’s activated from your jar or container of dry goods while it’s doing it’s thing, it would actually be warm to the touch. They work on the same chemical reaction process as disposable hand warmers.
They generally take up to four hours to remove the O2 from a sealed bag or other container.
WHY USE THEM?
There are a few reasons why you might want to use these.
The main reason is that, if you’re interested in dehydrating your food at home, they will increase the shelf life of these products. Or, if you buy any food that’s already been dried, they can be used to further extend the life of these items as well.
One thing I really like is that they preserve food without using any artificial additives or chemicals to make the food last – which is the route a lot of pre-packaged food companies take.
They also help to keep pathogens from growing in your food. Many unwanted organisms and various types of mold cannot survive in an environment that is all nitrogen.
If you keep the oxygen out, your food will be safe, and it will keep for the long haul. If not, it runs the risk of spoiling.
An important note:
O2 absorbers should never be used to preserve products that contain more than 10 percent moisture, as this type of packaging may increase the risk of botulism poisoning.
Products with a high oil content (like nuts, seeds, and whole grains) will have a shorter shelf life than other products. If you are uncertain as to which specific items may be preserved with these products, I encourage you to do further research.
Now, there’s no denying that these are easy to use. But to make sure they do their job effectively, there are a few things you need to be aware of beforehand:
When using these, many people go wrong by opening them up too soon, and failing to get them into a sealed container quickly enough. The problem involved here is that they start working immediately.
If you open them before your food is ready to store, the packets will start absorbing the air, and won’t have much iron left to preserve your food.
Another problem you might face when preserving your food with these packets is trying to use ones that no longer work.
How can you tell?
A lot of companies will include a little pill in the container. If it’s pink, then they’re still good. If it’s blue or purple, they’re no longer active, and should be tossed.
It’s important to keep in mind that some companies claim the pill will still be pink if only one packet in the entire package is good. In other words, in a package of 100, 99 could be bad if just one is still good, and the pill will still be pink.
That being said, another way to check is to simply hold the packet in your hand. If you can feel the loose powder, that’s a good sign that it’s ready to use. If it’s hard or solid, that usually means the contents have been used up already, and you should dispose of it.
Keeping that in mind, be diligent when storing extra absorbers – the better you are able to preserve them, the less frequently you will have to buy more to replace ones that have expired. This is better for your wallet, and the environment.
USING OXYGEN ABSORBERS
1. Determine exactly how many packets you’ll need to place in with your food.
2. Prepare your food by placing it in the container you wish to store it in.
3. Have a container ready to store the remaining packets in. Once you open the bag, you’ll need to place the leftovers in a container that is properly sealed right away.
You can always reseal the bag you bought them in with a hot iron. However, you won’t be able to do that more than a few times, as it will become hard to open and then reseal if the bag gets too small.
4. Be prepared to seal your container as soon as you place the packet(s) inside.
5. Store in a dark, dry place.
HOW MANY PACKETS WILL YOU NEED?
In order to know how many packets are needed, you’ll have to figure out how much oxygen your container holds. To do this, you need to determine the volume.
In addition to the volume of the container, you’ll also need to consider the type of food that’s being packed.
Finally, you will need to figure out the volume of the “void space” (the empty space between the food items) and the “head space” (all of the space in the container that’s not filled).
To help you get started, here’s a general formula to find the oxygen absorption required, in cubic centimeters:
Container Volume – Food Volume = Residual Air Volume
1 gram (g) = 1 cubic centimeter (cc)
It’s hard to estimate void space and head space, so I recommend adding a few extra cubic centimeters. It’s better to be on the conservative side where food safety is concerned.
USUALLY SOLD IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES:
Now, if you’re not good with math, here are some popular storage container sizes and the size packet you will need:
Depending on what size you choose to purchase, you can always combine packets to reach the total quantity of cubic centimeters of volume that you’re working with.
When it comes to using this product, consider the many dried foods you commonly store and that you don’t want to go bad. These may include staple items such as:
There are just two things you’ll want to completely avoid adding these packets to: sugar and salt.
Neither one needs to be preserved. If you think about it, salt and sugar are often the substances that are actually used to do the food preservation – so extra preservatives aren’t needed!
If you use these packets in a container filled with sugar or salt, you can expect them to turn rock solid, becoming totally useless to you.
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SILICA PACKETS
It’s easy to mistake the product that I’m talking about with silica gel, which is made of silicon dioxide.
You’ve most likely seen silica packets in with your new shoes, purses, or electronic products like cameras.
Silica packets are desiccants, meaning they help to remove moisture and keep things from molding.
According to All Things Emergency Prepared, it’s important to be sure that desiccants are properly packaged before using them with food, because they are not edible. If the desiccant accidentally opens and mixes with your food, you must throw it all away.
If you’ll be using oxygen absorbers and Desiccants together, it’s best to place the silica packets on the bottom of your chosen storage container, and the oxygen absorbers on top.
ADDITIONAL FOOD STORAGE TIPS
Check out the following tips, to help get you started on the road to successful food storage using oxygen absorber packets.
When storing food, it’s important to keep the temperature at or below room temperature. I suggest keeping things at 40-50°F, if you can manage it.
However, typical room temperature is usually much warmer. Storing dry goods at temperatures below 75°F and away from direct sunlight is usually fine.
You’ll want to avoid temps over 90°F entirely, as this kind of heat will speed up the arrival of that expiration date.