Boveda Inc., formerly known as Humidipak Inc., is a manufacturing company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States. It specializes in humidity control for a multitude of industries and applications such as tobacco, wood and herbal medicine industries. Humidipak Inc. was founded on July 1, 1997, and re-branded as Boveda Inc. in the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) 2012 convention. Currently, the company's products can be executed in a full range of relative humidity levels (13-95%) to preserve the precise humidity atmosphere for any item with which it’s packaged. Each Boveda consists of a specially prepared saturated solution of pure water and natural salts. This saturated solution is contained within a water-vapor-permeable "reverse osmosis" membrane. Boveda provides the cleanest and most purified humidity of all other products available on the market today. In addition, the company's unique products are available in multiple sizes and humidity levels.
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. The company 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 the intermediate moisture need and maintain the ideal moisture content of the items inside the customer's container. Boveda uses all FDA-compliant ingredients and won’t damage anything through direct contact. The life of any Boveda depends on how much moisture it releases, which will vary based on climate and container. Importantly, 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 the 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 doesn’t need to be activated or maintained. Once the Boveda pack becomes rigid, it’s out of the 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. For medical instruments, a number of Boveda formulas are stable under gamma radiation sterilization.
Currently, Boveda provides products for premium cigars, cannabis, guitars and reeds, wood instruments, food storage, photos and speciality paper, camera lenses and electronics. In addition, Boveda packs are zero-maintenance, they don’t need activation or special storage conditions and the company makes them in a variety of sizes to seamlessly integrate into customers' current storage containers and packaging.