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How to Test the Smell Proofness of Ziploc Bags

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 by in Packaging | 0 comments

Ziploc bags are a great way to store food and keep it fresh. You can also use them for other purposes like storing clothes, organizing items in your bedroom, or keeping valuables safe when traveling. Have you ever wondered if the Ziploc bag is really smell-proof? If so, this blog post will answer all of your questions!

This post will cover what makes a Ziploc bag smell-proof, how to test if the ziplock is truly odor-blocking, and some tips on storing food in these bags.

For any container or storage product to be considered fully scent-free, it must have an airtight seal with no leaks and prevent all outside odors from entering inside. The zipper of a Ziploc bag can create a leak that allows smells to escape, so this isn’t enough. 

To test whether your zippered plastic bag carries scents, you’ll need something close by that has intense aromas like coffee beans, spices such as curry powder, chocolate chips, or popcorn kernels. These items should not be edible, so they don’t leave a lingering scent.

Place one of the items on either side of your bag and seal it shut, then wait for at least 24 hours or as long as you can before opening it again. If there is no smell from any item in the containers, they will be considered odor-proving! It’s also important to store foods with strong smells like garlic shoots and onions together because if stored separately, their flavors could escape through the ziplock seals and mix, giving off an unpleasant taste when eaten later.

Avoid storing foods that spoil quickly, like fresh produce, dairy products, meats, etc., in Ziploc bags because the inside of these containers tends to have a lingering smell. If you don’t want to take any chances, stock up on vacuum sealer bags or cling wrap for your long-term storage needs!

You can follow these tips from Green Tech Packaging for a great experience while purchasing Ziploc bags for storing various food items and cannabis-related products to keep them fresh for a long period.

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