How do oxygen absorbers work

Oxygen absorber

Products - overview 

TypeSuitability / area of ​​application
ATCO FT (food)
ATCO FTM (cultural asset)

The FT types are suitable for storing food

The type FTM is not suitable for use with food, resp. authorized.

Pest Control
Protection of fresh excavation finds


Use in dry and moist air

no influence the relative humidity


In addition to removing oxygen from the air also moisture and Pollutants

for long-term storage of metals



Oxygen indicators

Examples of applications:

Storage of metals 

Metal objects that are not allowed to dry out (e.g. during archaeological excavations). With products from ATCO, such objects can be protected from corrosion quite well. Organic residues are protected from aerobic microorganisms because the atmosphere can be kept very low in oxygen. Conditions similar to those found underground can be created in a gas-tight bag. Metal surfaces that have been freshly prepared can be kept shiny and solderable for years with the RP-K absorber.


Storage O2 - more sensitive products 

The main area of ​​application for oxygen absorbers is food. Therefore the ATCO are absorbers (except the type FTM) approved for use in food. The ones we offer ATCO FT Types are suitable for storing food, e.g. grain, pastries, etc. If you want to preserve rubber over a longer period of time, this can only be achieved in a low-oxygen atmosphere. The situation is similar with certain plastics, papers, woods, textiles and also metals.


Control of pests 

If the oxygen content can be kept <0.1%, then all development stages of the known harmful insects are killed within a few weeks. It is best to weld the affected objects with the appropriate amount of absorber in oxygen-tight foil.