Moisture Content and Water Activity

Moisture Content and Water Activity

Ensuring the safety of your cannabis products, and maximizing shelf life.

Moisture content and water activity are similar properties, but they have very different implications on the stability of your product. Moisture Content is the measurement of how much water is contained in a particular substance or material. This measurement is straight forward and is directly related to the hydration of the product.

Water activity is the measurement of available or free water in that substance or material. In most products, this measurement is directly impacted by the temperature of the product. A high-water activity indicates that the product has an elevated amount of water available, which will tend to support mold and fungal growth. This information can aid in determining storage conditions for raw materials and products.

One Bond Laboratories can assist you in determining the proper packaging materials for your product to support its product stability through our materials science group and shelf-life storage capabilities. We want to partner with you to produce a product that will be consistent and safe for your clients.