Oxy-Guard ™ Oxygen Absorbers Profile

Oxy-Guard™ oxygen scavenging packets, also known as oxygen absorbers are a method of active packaging. Clariant’s oxygen absorbers aid in maintaining freshness in packaged foods such as pet treats, processed and dried meats, meals ready to eat (MRE’s), packaged coffee and teas.

Shelf life of packaged foods is also prolonged by avoiding food degradation due to oxygen that can lead to the growth of microorganisms. Foods with unsaturated fats and oils also benefit due to their highly susceptibility to oxidation.

A variety of sizes are available as either individual packets, or for automatic insertion, Oxy-Guard™ oxygen scavengers are also available as a continuous strip.

Oxygen absorber by Oxy-gaurd

Oxy-Guard™ oxygen absorbers absorb the available oxygen inside packaged foods:

Benefits of Oxy-Guard ™ Oxygen Absorbers

• High capacity for oxygen absorption
• Maintain oxygen level of less than 0.1% inside a sealed package during the intended shelf life
• Help maintain taste, texture and freshness while preventing the conditions that may cause mold, microbial growth and rancidity in packaged foods
• Oxygen absorbers minimize the need for preservatives

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Safe for direct use with food products
  • ISO9001-2008 Certified
  • reduces oxygen levels to <0.1% in less than 12 hours
  • Protects product quality: color, flavor, fats
  • Prolongs shelf life= reduced food waste
  • minimizes the need for additives
  • cost-effective
  • Variety of configurations and customized solutions
  • Dedicated technical oxy-guard™ team
  • global availability
  • Processed and dried Meats
  • Baked goods, breads, tortillas
  • Powdered proteins and beverages
  • Nuts
  • Dried grains
  • Pastas, beans, and rice
  • Coffee, tea and spices
  • Chocolate and confectionary
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s)
  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Frozen pizzas and meals
  • Pet foods and treats