January 30, 2022
Whether it’s mildew and mold that’s got you down or arid air drying out your favorite cigars, pantry items, and herbal medicine—humidity control solutions are such a great way to keep your products fresh and free from the threat of a shortened shelf-life. But—we’ll let you in on a little secret: not all humidity control products were created equal. Today, then, we’re breaking down the differences that matter and offering up three questions to ask when searching for a humidity control solution that’s right for your specific needs.
1. What’s it made of?
This question is the first on our list for good reason. If you’re placing something next to food you’ll feed your family, rare cigars you spent a decent amount of money on, or herbal medicine you’ll later ingest—you want to make sure it’s safeabove all else. At Integra, we’ve made it our mission to offer science-backed humidity control solutions that are as clean as they are effective. Our Integra BOOST™ packs only contain water and natural plant-derived glycerin—which means they emit nothing but good ol’ h2o vapor. They’re also printed using FDA-approved food-grade ink, making them perfectly safe to directly touch your pantry items, cigars, and herbal medicine.
2. Will it alter the taste, aroma, or texture of the items I’m preserving?
Another great question to ask yourself when you’re searching for humidity control solutions is what the product will do to the item you’re trying to preserve. After all, there’s no sense in using a humidity control pack to keep your herbs fresh if it only serves to create another problem by altering their original flavor. At Integra, our 2-way humidity control packs are completely free of corrosive salts, and they won’t alter the taste, aroma, texture, or integrity of the item they’re placed next to. Why does choosing a salt-free humidity control solution matter? Studies have shown that saturated salt solutions can be corrosive and that there is a possibility of those corrosive vapors transferring to the surrounding atmosphere and surfaces.
3. How will I know when to replace it?
This is something people often don’t think about when searching for humidity control solutions—but, if there’s no way to tell when a humidity control pack is empty, you’ll have no idea when to replace it with a fresh one. At Integra, all of our humidity control packs (aka the Integra BOOST™ line) include a hassle-free Replacement Indicator Card. Simply place the Replacement Indicator Card inside the container or enclosed area—along with the Integra BOOST pack and the contents to be preserved—and seal. When the dot on the Replacement Indicator Card turns bright blue, it’s time to replace with a fresh pack. It’s that simple!
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