What Are Oxygen Absorbers?

Designed primarily to prolong the shelf life of food, oxygen absorbers prevent the change of color in food products, stop oils in foods from becoming rancid, and prevent the growth of oxygen-using aerobic microorganisms such as fungi.

Oxygen supports the growth of microorganisms and causes changes in color and rancid odors in packaged foods. Plastic packaging is less able to exclude oxygen from packaged foods than are the older glass and metal containers. Oxygen absorbers absorb oxygen and effectively reduce the aerobic environment to 0% oxygen. Therefore aerobic bacteria and fungi are unable to grow in this environment. This will extend the shelf life of a food product drastically. The advantages of oxygen-absorbing sachets versus vacuum packaging are that the food products are not crushed or squeezed, as some products are of high value and are fragile, and its simplicity of use.

The type of packaging and the food bag /container seal are crucial for the effectiveness of the oxygen absorber. A minor packaging fault or leak can render the oxygen absorber useless and the contents inside the package will perish. Thus, a high barrier package (with a low oxygen transmission rate), such as our Mylar bags, and efficient seal techniques need to be employed.

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Part Number Description Bag 1 Case 2-4 Cases 5-9 Cases 10+ Cases
Bag P/N: SF20PK200
Case P/N:SF20CS6K
20cc Oxygen Absorber.
20cc and 30cc are 'preferred' sizes for 2oz and 4oz beef jerky packages. 200/bag; 6,000/case
$13.50
$138.80
$123.90 $113.05 $108.30
Bag P/N: SF30PK200
Case P/N:SF30CS6K
30cc Oxygen Absorber.
20cc and 30cc are 'preferred' sizes for 2oz and 4oz beef jerky packages. 200/bag; 6,000/case
$16.50
$156.80 $141.10 $129.50 $117.90
Bag P/N:SF50PK200
Case P/N: SF50CS5K
50cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Good for containers of a quart size or smaller.
Perfect for 6"x6" mylar® bags.
200/bag; 5,000/case
$19.50
$131.50 $111.20 $99.50 $86.60
Bag P/N:SF100PK100
Case P/N: SF100CS2500
100cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Suggest using 3 of these in a #10 can or equivalent size container. 100/bag; 2,500/case
$15.50
$154.80 $133.80 $102.00 $78.45
Bag P/N: OAP200/50
Case P/N: OAP200/1500
200cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Use with medium sized bag when not vacuuming. 50/bag; 1,500/case
$10.80
$135.60 $116.35 $102.00 $94.30
P/N: LDS200CC15C20PK 200cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Use with medium sized bag when not vacuuming. 20/bag; 1,500/case
$9.90
$126.50 $113.50 $98.00 $94.20
Bag P/N: OAP300/50
Case P/N: OAP300/1500
300cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Use one for a #10 can or equivalent size. You can also use a number of these in a larger container, depending on residual air volume. 50/bag; 1,500/case
$12.50
$145.80 $139.90 $120.25 $107.55
Bag P/N: SF400PK50
Case P/N: SF400CS1000
400cc Oxygen Absorbers. 50/bag; 1,000/case $15.80
$115.60 $103.90 $94.05 $83.30
Bag P/N: SF500PK50
Case P/N: SF5CS150EE
500cc Oxygen Absorbers.
An appropriate size when using three per 5 gallon bucket. 50/bag; 1,500/case
$12.60
$169.80 $135.00 $127.50 $121.80
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$104.70
Bag P/N: SF750PK25
Case P/N: SF750CS750
750cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Suggest using 2 per 5 gallon bucket. 25/bag; 750/case
$13.50
$172.80 $158.35 $127.85 $109.65
Oxygen Absorbers - 750cc & MylarFoil Bags 16.0" x 18.0" 750ct 16.0" x 18.0" bags (P/N: 16VF4C18)
750ct 750cc Oxygen Absorbers (P/N: 750SF750CS)
$342.40
Bag P/N: OAP1000/10
Case P/N: OAP1000/400
1000cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Suggest: Use 2 of these in a 5 gallon bucket, depending on residual air volume. 10/bag; 400/case
$9.75
$106.40 $95.76 $90.45 $85.15
Bag P/N: OAP1500/25
Case P/N: OAP1500/600
1500cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Suggest: Use one of this size for a 5 or 6 gallon bucket. 25/bag; 600/case
$11.90
$153.90 $136.80 $119.70 $102.60
Bag P/N: OAP2000/10
Case P/N: OAP2000/240
2000cc Oxygen Absorbers.
If you are storing food such as pasta, with a high residual air volume, you may want to use this size. Use one per 5 or 6 gallon bucket. 10/bag; 240/case
$8.75
$102.75 $91.75 $86.50 $82.20
INTERNET SPECIAL - 2000cc (2 + Cases @ 10 Case Price!! $82.20/case $82.20
Bag P/N: SF3KPK8
Case P/N: SF3KCS200
3000cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Use one per 5 or 6 gallon bucket. 8/bag; 200/case
$10.35
$121.05 $98.60 $93.70 $88.74
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What Do Oxygen Absorbers Do?

When used with proper packaging and sealing, the oxygen in the packaging is greatly reduced. Our absorbers bring the oxygen level down reliably to .01% or less

What Are The Benefits Of Using Them?

Benefits:

Typical Applications:

Why Get Them From SorbentSystems?

Our absorbers meet the highest world food and pharmaceutical quality standards.

Price: Shop our prices and compare. We also offer substantial discounts on case and larger orders.

Availability: We are not back-ordered on our products, and are committed to meeting anticipated demands through the rest of the year.

Selection: We have all sizes for your storage needs.

Technical Support: We know you are serious about your storage. Our technical staff is here to assist you with your preservation packaging.

What Type Do I Need?

There are several different formulations depending on whether food is frozen, refrigerated or destined for long-term storage.

The absorbers on this site are all suitable for long-term storage

The most critical component for evaluation is the water activity level (AW). All dry grain, legumes, milk powder, pasta products and other dehydrated foods have very low water activity levels. Thus, they require absorbers which have rapid activation. These work within minutes of the package being opened. Learn More

How to use the Tell-Tab

Oxygen Indicators Tablets ( Tell-Tab )

P/N Description Quantity

Price

2PK0IT 2 Tell-Tab Oxygen Indicating Tablets/
Foil Barrier Pouch
Each
$2.75
10PK0IT 10 Tell-Tab Oxygen Indicating Tablets/
Clear Barrier Ziplok Bag
Each
$7.50
25PK0IT 25 Tell-Tab Oxygen Indicating Tablets/
Clear Barrier Ziplok Bag
Each
$12.75
50PK0IT 50 Tell-Tab Oxygen Indicating Tablets/
Clear Barrier Ziplok Bag
Each
$16.50
100PK0IT 100 Tell-Tab Oxygen Indicating Tablets/
Clear Barrier Ziplok Bag
Each
$25.50

Bag Clips


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Part NumberBGCLP01
ColorWhite
Sealing Length220 mm - 8.625"
Total Length260 mm - 10.25"
Weight52 g - 1.82 oz
Price1-4 Clips @ $5.95/ea    |    5-19 Clips @ $3.55/ea    |    20-199 @ $2.85/ea    |    200+ @ $1.91/ea

Part NumberBGCLP32
ColorWhite
Sealing Length320 mm - 12.5"
Total Length362 mm - 14.252"
Weight72 g - 2.52 oz
Price 1-4 Clips @ $7.40/ea    |    5-19 Clips @ $6.75/ea    |    20-49 @ $6.20/ea    |    50+ @ $5.85/ea

Part Number BGCL065
Color Black
Sealing Length 152.4 mm - 6.0"
Total Length 165.1 mm - 6.5"
Price 1-4 @ $8.80/pack of 5   |   5-9 @ $7.60/pack of 5   |    10-19 @ $6.80/pack of 5   |    20 + @ $6.00/pack of 5

Part Number BGCL13
Color Black
Sealing Length 317.5 mm - 12.5"
Total Length 330.2 mm - 13.0"
Price 1-4 @ $10.20/pack of 5   |   5-9 @ $8.85/pack of 5   |    10-19 @ $7.90/pack of 5   |    20 + @ $6.95/pack of 5

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