The Oxy-Guard™ oxygen scavenging packets, also called oxygen absorbers are a process of active packaging. Clariant’s oxygen absorbers help in maintaining freshness in packaged foods such as processed and dried meats, pet treats, meals ready to eat (MREs), and packaged coffee and teas.
The shelf life of packaged foods is also extended by preventing food degradation because of oxygen that can cause the growth of microorganisms. Foods with unsaturated fats and oils also profit because of their extreme susceptibility to oxidation.
A range of sizes is available as either individual packets or for automatic insertion. Oxy-Guard™ oxygen scavengers are available as a continuous strip. Oxy-Guard™ Case Ready Meat oxygen absorbers are also available to guarantee rapid removal of oxygen in moist refrigerated conditions.
- High capacity for oxygen absorption
- Help maintain texture, taste, and freshness while preventing the conditions that may cause microbial growth, mold, and rancidity in packaged foods
- Oxygen absorbers reduce the need for preservatives
- Maintain oxygen level of less than 0.1% inside a sealed package during the planned shelf life