Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America is introducing the RP System to help protect metals from corroding, retains long-term efficacy of agricultural products, as well as protecting parts from other forms of oxygen- or moisture-based degradation. This is helpful as shipping delays leave products sitting around longer than normal. The RP System works by placing target items that are being shipped or stored into a gas barrier bag that withstands oxygen and moisture penetration. A customized RP agent composed of oxygen- and moisture-absorbing compounds is inserted into the bag. An oxygen indicator can also be included to enable instant verification of oxygen levels. The bag is then hermetically sealed to create an environment in which oxygen and moisture are virtually eliminated, in some cases for up to 10 years of storage.