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15/11/2023

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How Many Oxygen Absorbers to Use?

How Many Oxygen Absorbers should I use? What are the Recommended Amounts of Oxygen Absorbers?

If the chart below doesn’t answer your specific question, get in touch with the Mylar Shop team.

Mylar Bag Size Rice/Wheat/Grains/Flour
(More Dense/Less Air Inside Mylar Bag)
Beans/Pasta
(Less Dense/More Air Inside Mylar Bag)
MYLAR FOOD STORAGE BAGS:
Mylar Pouch – 7.5cm x 10cm (3″ x 4″) 1 x 20cc 1 x 20cc
Mylar Pouch – 9cm x 10cm (3.5″ x 4″) 1 x 20cc 1 x 20cc
Mylar Ziplock Bag – 10cm x 15cm – Black (4″ x 6″) 1 x 50cc 1 x 100cc
Mylar Ziplock Bag – 10cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″) 1 x 50cc 1 x 100cc
Mylar Ziplock Bag – 10cm x 17cm Clear (4″ x 6.7″) 1 x 50cc 1 x 100cc
Mylar Ziplock Bag – 12cm x 20cm (4.7″ x 7.9″) 1 x 100cc 1 x 100cc
Mylar Standup Ziplock Bag – 12cm x 20cm (4.7″ x 7.9″) 1 x 100cc 1 x 100cc
Small Mylar Bag – 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) 1 x 100cc 1 x 100cc
Zip-Lock Mylar Bag – 20cm x 25cm (8″ x 10″) 1 x 300cc 1 x 300cc
Mylar Bag – 20cm x 30cm (8″ x 12″) 1 x 300cc 1 x 300cc
Heavy Duty Mylar Bag – 20cm x 30cm (8″ x 12″) 1 x 300cc 1 x 300cc
Mylar Ziplock Bag – 24cm x 34cm (9.4″ x 13.4″) 1 x 300cc 2 x 300cc
Medium Mylar Bag – 25cm x 35cm (10″ x 14″) 1 x 300cc 2 x 300cc
Heavy Duty Mylar Bag – 25cm x 35cm (10″ x 14″) 1 x 300cc 2 x 300cc
Mylar Standup Ziplock Bag – 25cm x 35cm (10″ x 14″) 1 x 300cc 2 x 300cc
Mylar Ziplock Heavy Duty Bag – 25cm x 40cm (10″ x 16″) 1 x 300cc 2 x 300cc
Heavy Duty Mylar Bag – 35cm x 50cm (14″ x 20″) 1 x 2000cc 1 x 2000cc
Large Mylar Bag – 48cm x 74cm (19″ x 29″) 1 x 2000cc 2 x 2000cc
Large Heavy Duty Mylar Bag – 48cm x 74cm (19″ x 29″) 1 x 2000cc 2 x 2000cc
 
*Note, these are average cc amounts (estimates) at sea level height. You may need more or less depending on your individual conditions and the remaining residual volume of air inside the bag. There is no danger in adding too many as this does not affect the food, the excess oxygen absorbers will simply be unused inside the Mylar bag. You can substitute multiple oxygen absorbers that equal the same cc capacity if you prefer, e.g. you can use 2 x 50cc oxygen absorbers instead of 1 x 100cc, or 3 x 100cc oxygen absorbers instead of 1 x 300cc.Oxygen represents 20% of the total volume of air inside the mylar bag and the number in cubic centimetres above represents the amount of oxygen that would be absorbed inside the mylar bag.

Conversions: 1cc = 1ml. 1000ml = 1 Litre. 3.78 Litres = 1 gallon.

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