AGELESS Prevents Molds.
In an oxygen-free atmosphere (oxygen concentration of 0.1% or lower) , AGELESS shows a marked ability to suppress the growth of molds.
The experimental results tabulated below show the growth progress of blue molds even when food items are stored under rigorous inert gas replacement packaging technology. A small amount of oxygen seeping in through the film raises the oxygen concentration to 0.3%, where blue molds are detected. Food items sealed with the AGELESS did not show this mold development.
Prevents color changes
(25℃ x 1month)
|Packaging||Initial O2 Concentration (%)||Storage Period (days)||O2 Concentration When Detecting Hypha (%)|
|AGELESS||0.1 or less||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nitrogen gas replacement (99.9% or more)||0.1 or less||-||-||-||-||-||-||+||+||0.25|
|Nitrogen gas replacement (97.5%)||0.5||-||-||-||+||+||+||++||++||0.42～0.49|
|Nitrogen gas replacement (95%)||1.0||-||-||+||++||++||++||++||++||0.99～1.10|
|Nitrogen gas replacement (85%)||3.0||-||+||++||++||++||++||++||++||2.94～2.98|
- Test Method: Blue mold specimen was implanted in the sponge cake to compare its grown in an AGELESS Pack environment and inert gas (nitrogen) replaced packaging.
- Note 1)The oxygen concentration for the AGELESS is that measured after the absorption of free oxygen.
- Note 2)The percentages appearing in parentheses for inert gas replacement packaging indicate the rate of replaced gas.
- Note 3)Growth of mold colonies (-) no mold colonies detected (+) observable mold colonies (++) large numbers of mold colonies.
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