Will my Mylar bag shrink like a vacuum pack when the oxygen has been removed?
It's a misconception that a "vacuum-packed" look confirms the oxygen has been removed. This is often why people assume an oxygen absorber didn't do its job. It's true that you will see this effect, but if you don't, it doesn't mean the absorber was faulty. Oxygen absorbers do NOT absorb air; they absorb oxygen, which makes up 21% of air. That means roughly 1/5 of the air volume will be gone but 4/5 of the air remains no matter how many oxygen absorbers are used.
Can food be placed directly into Wallaby bags?
Yes, Wallaby bags are made from BPA-free and FDA-certified food-grade materials and ready for immediate use.
How long will food in Wallaby bags last?
Foods with less than 10% moisture content such as cereals and grains can last up to 30 years in Wallaby bags when stored correctly.
Do Wallaby bags provide UV protection?
Yes, Wallaby bags ensure the protection of contents from UV rays. Bags that are under 5 mil do not provide adequate protection from UV rays.
Can Wallaby bags be sealed without an impulse sealer?
While an impulse sealer is recommended to maximize seal strength, a clothing iron on the wool setting, or hair straightener can also be used to heat seal the bags.
Can Wallaby bags be reused once opened?
Yes, if opened carefully, polyester film bags can be resealed for multiple uses. If looking to reuse the bags, we suggest the stand up gusset bags or 5 gallon bags, as they both have a zipper seal top.
How should opened Wallaby oxygen absorbers be stored?
Once removed from retail packaging, Unused Wallaby oxygen packets should be stored in an airtight glass jar or vacuum-sealed Mylar bag to minimize air exposure and ensure maximum effectiveness.
How much oxygen do Wallaby absorbers remove?
When used properly, Wallaby oxygen absorbers will reliably bring the oxygen levels inside airtight Mylar bags down to 0.01% or less.
What are common uses for Wallaby oxygen absorbers?
Wallaby oxygen absorbers can be used for various purposes, including extending the shelf life of powders, spices, grains, and cereal, as well as dehydrated and freeze-dried foods.