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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What amount of oxygen absorber should I use?

Dimensions Per Case Part Number Per Bag Part Number Description Oxygen Absorber Order
1.0" x 1.57" SF20CS6K SF20PK200 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 200 absorbers
1 case = 6,000 absorbers
20cc Per Bag $16.85

1 case: $178.91
2 - 4 cases: $154.07/case
5 - 9 cases: $140.53/case
10+ cases: $134.66/case

Quantity

1.17" x 1.48" SF30CS6K SF30PK200 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 200 absorbers
1 case = 6,000 absorbers
30cc Per Bag $20.58

1 case: $194.90
2 - 4 cases: $175.39/case
5 - 9 cases: $161.00/case
10+ cases: $147.67/case

Quantity

1.15" x 1.51" SF50CS5K SF50PK200 25 bags in each case
1 bag = 200 absorbers
1 case = 5,000 absorbers
50cc Per Bag $24.31

1 case: $163.45
2 - 4 cases: $138.29/case
5 - 9 cases: $123.68/case
10+ cases: $106.62/case

Quantity

2.375" x 5.25" SFSP50CS5K SFSP50PK200 25 bags in each case
1 bag = 200 absorbers
1 case = 5,000 absorbers
50cc Per Bag $37.32

1 case: $285.42
2 - 4 cases: $261.86/case
5 - 9 cases: $237.66/case
10+ cases: $223.05/case

Quantity

1.35" x 1.72" SF100CS2500 SF100PK100 25 bags in each case
1 bag = 100 absorbers
1 case = 2,500 absorbers
100cc Per Bag $19.30

1 case: $192.45
2 - 4 cases: $166.33/case
5 - 9 cases: $126.88/case
10+ cases: $97.56/case

Quantity

1.56" x 1.72" SF200CS1500 SF200PK50 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 50 absorbers
1 case = 1,500 absorbers
200cc Per Bag $17.17

1 case: $178.48
2 - 4 cases: $154.60/case
5 - 9 cases: $131.78/case
10+ cases: $122.19/case

Quantity

1.70" x 2.12" SF300CS1500 SF300PK50 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 50 absorbers
1 case = 1,500 absorbers
300cc Per Bag $15.57

1 case: $159.18
2 - 4 cases: $130.61/case
5 - 9 cases: $123.25/case
10+ cases: $106.30/case

Quantity

2.33" x 2.54" SF500CS1500 SF500PK50 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 50 absorbers
1 case = 1,500 absorbers
500cc Per Bag $15.67

1 case: $211.11
2 - 4 cases: $171.02/case
5 - 9 cases: $158.54/case
10+ cases: $151.40/case

Quantity

2.27" x 2.83" SF750CS750 SF750PK25 30 bags in each case
1 bag = 25 absorbers
1 case = 750 absorbers
750cc Per Bag $16.85

1 case: $214.84
2 - 4 cases: $196.82/case
5 - 9 cases: $158.97/case
10+ cases: $136.37/case

Quantity

2.32" x 3.05" SF1KCS400 SF1KPK20 20 bags in each case
1 bag = 20 absorbers
1 case = 400 absorbers
1000cc Per Bag $12.15

1 case: $132.32
2 - 4 cases: $119.09/case
5 - 9 cases: $112.48/case
10+ cases: $105.87/case

Quantity

2.70" x 3.30" SF15KCS500 SF15KPK25 20 bags in each case
1 bag = 25 absorbers
1 case = 500 absorbers
1500cc Per Bag $14.82

1 case: $191.38
2 - 4 cases: $170.06/case
5 - 9 cases: $148.84/case
10+ cases: $128.58/case

Quantity

2.63" x 3.74" SF2KCS240 SF2KPK10 24 bags in each case
1 bag = 10 absorbers
1 case = 240 absorbers
2000cc Per Bag $12.69

1 case: $127.73
2 - 4 cases: $118.77/case
5 - 9 cases: $111.42/case
10+ cases: $106.83/case

Quantity

2.88" x 4.22" SF3KCS200 SF3KPK8 25 bags in each case
1 bag = 8 absorbers
1 case = 200 absorbers
3000cc Per Bag $15.46

1 case: $151.61
2 - 4 cases: $122.61/case
5 - 9 cases: $116.54/case
10+ cases: $110.35/case

Quantity

3.44" x 4.56" SF4KCS200 SF4000PK8 25 bags in each case
1 bag = 8 absorbers
1 case = 200 absorbers
4000cc Per Bag $15.99

1 case: $159.61
2 - 4 cases: $130.08/case
5 - 9 cases: $123.57/case
10+ cases: $116.96/case

Quantity

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Image Part Number Description Order
ASYQXSF500 50 absorbers of 500cc Oxygen Absorbers (SF500PK50)
& 50 Superpoly Bags (V4R08513)
*Bags hold up to 5lbs of rice and 4lbs of beans
$11.30
ASYQXSF500G5B 50 absorbers of 500cc Oxygen Absorbers (SF500PK50),
1 MylarFoil Pouch (20MFS30)
& 50 Superpoly Bags (V4R08513)
*Bags hold up to 5lbs of rice and 4lbs of beans
*Drum is not included
$14.71

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