DRY TOP Technology
Try our capsules in any enclosed space where excess moisture or humidity is present. Stick-on or Drop-in the appropriate DRY TOP Capsule and the problem no longer exists. Cost effective and easy to use, DRY TOP Capsules can be used over and over again!
DRY TOP NEWS
- The “Survival Doc” has provided a video review of the DRY TOP products
The Survival Doc performs a review of the DRY TOP capsules covering several applications. Preserving stored dried foods, eliminating excess moisture and humidity from a firearms cabinet and ammunition boxes. The Doc gives DRY TOP a thumbs up for effectively removing moisture and the ability to be re-activated and provide many cycles of use. Watch the video here.
- Packaging and Storing Dried Foods –
Dried foods are susceptible to insect contamination and moisture reabsorption and must be properly packaged and stored immediately. First, cool completely. Warm food causes sweating which could provide enough moisture for mold to grow. Pack foods into clean, dry insect-proof containers as tightly as possible without crushing.Store dried foods in clean, dry home canning jars, plastic freezer containers with tight-fitting lids or in plastic freezer bags. Vacuum packaging is also a good option. Pack foods in amounts that can be used all at once. Each time a package is re-opened, the food is exposed to air and moisture that can lower the quality of the food and result in spoilage.Pack food in amounts that will be used in a recipe. Every time a package is re-opened, the food is exposed to air and moisture that lower the quality of the food.Fruit that has been sulfured should not touch metal. Place the fruit in a plastic bag before storing it in a metal can. Sulfur fumes will react with the metal and cause color changes in the fruit.Dried foods should be stored in cool, dry, dark areas. Recommended storage times for dried foods range from 4 months to 1 year. Because food quality is affected by heat, the storage temperature helps determine the length of storage; the higher the temperature, the shorter the storage time. Most dried fruits can be stored for 1 year at 60ºF, 6 months at 80ºF. Vegetables have about half the shelf-life of fruits.Foods that are packaged seemingly “bone dry” can spoil if moisture is reabsorbed during storage. Check dried foods frequently during storage to see if they are still dry. Glass containers are excellent for storage because any moisture that collects on the inside can be seen easily. Foods affected by moisture, but not spoiled, should be used immediately or redried and repackaged. Moldy foods should be discarded.
- Food Quality & Safety Magazine posted an informative comment on DRY TOP. DRY TOP has designed and patented an FDA Compliant and BPA-free moisture absorbing capsule that is intended to extend the shelf life and preserve original freshness of various dry food items. The moisture absorbing color indicating silica gel in the capsules turns from orange to dark green when they have absorbed their moisture capacity, notifying the user to reactivate using any microwave. After a brief reactivation cycle the silica gel returns to orange and is ready to use again.
- Our sales are increasing, targeting a diverse group of customer who are seeking the magic solution to moisture problems in their home, recreational vehicle and boats. We have not even penetrated the retail market yet. Our goal over the year has been to perfect our products while getting feedback and providing education to the customer base. The fact that our products are made from FDA compliant materials allows all DRY TOP products to be use in any application necessary. Using the Clip & Capsule enhances any food canister, storage container or compartment beyond today’s standards, benefiting consumers by maintaining quality and preventing waste in a ecofriendly way.
- The 2016 Chicago Houseware Show demonstrated the need for preventing food waste and notable corporate attention was focused on this issue. We came across two major companies that spoke about how food waste prevention is marketable and has seen several successful products come to market. All of the canister/container companies I spoke to had no product that addressed the moisture problem in storing dry foods. In conclusion, companies are aware of the issue but have not produced a viable solution. Their typical answer was that our container is airtight and bug free. This does not take into account the re-captured moisture each time the top is removed and new air is reintroduced.
- The 2016 Gigantic Nautical Flea Market in Islamorada, Florida was a great success with many return customers and stories of how well the products worked for them. Some asked why I had taken so long to come up with such a needed product as DRY TOP. The local Sheriff’s even found they could us our products for their home gun safes, ammo and tools preventing moisture damage. We even sold our clip/capsule to a gentleman who is a welder and has problems storing his wielding rods, which will cause a bad weld.
- The boating article by Carolyn Shearlock has helped to introduce the DRY TOP product line to the boating community and has improved sales within this category.Please visit: The boatgalley.com/battling-humidity-one-tool-to-help/ blog which I have found Carolyn’s articles to be very informative.
- What is the Goal of the 2015 U.S. Food Waste Challenge? The goal of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country. The Challenge’s inventory of activities will help disseminate information about the best practices to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste and stimulate the development of more of these practices across the entire U.S. food chain.
- Over 300 local gun owners attended the NRA fund raiser in Stuart, Florida. This created a great opportunity to introduce our products to them. Attendees received 5 small capsules for their ammo boxes and 2 large capsules for their gun safes. The DRY TOP products were well received.
- By helping the consumers DRY TOP products are playing it forward to help meet the Goals of the 2015 U.S. Food Waste Challenge? The goal of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country. The Challenge’s inventory of activities will help disseminate information about the best practices to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste and stimulate the development of more of these practices across the entire U.S. food chain.
- A United States Patent has been filed by Jeffrey Collins, DRY TOP in January 2015 for a clip which will hold a DRY TOP Capsule will have peel n stick adhesive so it can be attached to any existing canister/container on the market today.
- We are pleased to announce that the Chinese Patent Office has issued a patent to Jeffrey Collins for the DRY TOP Top and Capsule in February 2014.
- We are pleased to announce that a United States Patent Office has issued Jeffrey Collins a Patent for the DRY TOP Top and Capsule in February 2014.
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The new DRY TOP technology incorporates the latest reusable color indicating silica gel and a proprietary membrane to enclose the moisture absorbing material. The indicating silica gel is an inert, non-toxic material that changes from orange to dark green when the product requires the simple reactivation process. The FDA categorizes our silica gel as non-toxic, and labels the products GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and Eco-friendly. DRY TOP products use a proprietary sonic welding process to ensure the integrity of all capsules and tops.