continually responds to ambient conditions by adding or removing moisture to affect the enclosed environment and deliver the pre-determined relative humidity (RH) level printed on the pack.
It’s well known in science that certain salts mixed with water will naturally regulate humidity. We just patented the way that made it practical for packaging. Other packaging inserts either add moisture or remove moisture. Boveda does both, monitoring the RH (relative humidity) inside the container and regulating to the specific RH engineered into the Boveda.
Available in multiple sizes and humidity levels, Boveda can solve your intermediate moisture need and maintain the ideal moisture content of the items inside your container. Boveda uses all FDA-compliant ingredients and won’t damage anything through direct contact. The life of any Boveda depends how much moisture it releases, which will vary based on climate and container. You’ll know it’s time to replace Boveda when it’s no longer pliable.
It’s impossible for Boveda to over-humidify beyond the RH on the pack. That’s why our usage instructions talk about minimums, not maximums. There’s no such thing as using “too much”. More than the minimum will just last longer.
Boveda is able to maintain its properties for up to 12 months. Thanks to the special Boveda Humidity Control system, which provides two-way regulation of humidity, it absorbs or gives back moisture, depending on whether the preserved material is too dry or too humid. All you need to do is take Boveda out of the foil wrapper and add it to your dry container, Boveda will absorb or release the moisture to maintain the ideal moisture content of the material. Remember not to cut the sachet open, just take it out of the foil wrapper and close it with the herbs.
Boveda doesn’t need to be activated or maintained. Once the Boveda pack becomes rigid, it’s out of water and needs to be replaced. This could mean weeks to years, depending on the package or container, how much the container is opened/closed and the ambient environment. Yeah, it’s really that simple. For medical instruments, we also know that a number of Boveda formulas are stable under gamma radiation sterilization.