HOW BOVEDA WORKS
Boveda makes humidity control effortless.
Boveda's patented 2-way humidity control 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 zero activation or maintenance.
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.
What makes Boveda Different?
All humidification products are not created equal, and we know it’s difficult to cut through all of the misinformation out there. Boveda is different from the rest because it covers all of your bases. Need more humidity? Less? Are you just lazy and don’t want to refill or activate anything? Or maybe you want to use what the pros are using. No matter your humidity needs, Boveda can help. Below are some simple points which we believe will help consumers (and retailers) understand the important differences between the various types of humidification on the market.
|Points to consider||Boveda||Crystals||Gels||Beads||Foam & Sponges*|
|Absorbs excess humidity if needed|
|Adds or removes moisture based on temperature|
|Available in multiple RH levels|
|Wont't over humidify, preventing mold|
|No maintenance or refilling|
|No activation required|
|Proximity & direct contact won't damage cigars|
|Emits purified water vapor|
|Used in top cigar maker's factory boxes|