Shelf Life Disclaimer:
ARK desires all our customers to be able to enjoy the maximum
shelf life of our products. Under ideal conditions, the extended shelf life
of most of our products is 10 years. The shelf like is directly related to
the storage conditions of the product.
Since ARK products are single use products, shelf life is
addressed for products purchased for contingencies.
For POL Sorb Products, as long as the products
are kept in a dry storage area, the products will last for up to ten years.
Prolonged excessive humidity can affect the condition of some
of the booms kept in plastic drums. Prolonged use in water (months), will
result in the peat moss rehydrating and losing some of its absorptive
The Difference: Some companies use cotton skins for their
booms and pillows. If they are kept in a tightly sealed drum, the skins
will disintegrate and when you open the drum, you may find mush. ARK skins
have NEVER been made of cotton, so this problem will not occur.
For Aqua Sorb and Quik Solid products, as long
as the products are kept dry and unexposed to water, they will perform as
Note: Some Aqua Sorb applications do include re-use of the
product. This is not addressed in this Shelf Life disclaimer.
Prolonged Shelf Life
product in a cooler environment, less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal.
product dry. Moisture works against dehydrated product, breaking it down
faster and creating stress on the packaging.
product away from direct sunlight. Think of the sun beating against the car
in the summer. Because of the “oven” effect, you’re basically cooking
whatever is inside the packaging. If you are storing your product on
concrete, raise the food off the ground. Concrete tends to hold in moisture,
so putting a few wood slats on the ground or shelving will keep the air
circulating around the food and away from direct contact with moisture.