Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

Are plastics & rubber leaks a barrier to success?

Edible film permeability measurements
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Countless plastic and rubber products are poor gas barriers, even though they can be an efficient barrier against liquids.  This makes a big difference to the way they work – not just as containers or materials, but also in the way they handle, print and perform in general.

Thanks to Versaperm, measuring this effect (called permeability) is now easy, not just with respect to water vapour, but also for hydrocarbons, oxygen, nitrogen, CO2 and most other gases or vapours. 

Versaperm’s permeability meter is not only one of the most technically advanced in the world, but is fast and easy to use, with accuracies typically in the parts per million range, (parts per billion with some gasses).  The system is ideal for use on most plastics or rubber materials, containers, films coatings and components.

Understanding these properties of plastics, compounds, films and laminates can reduce several widespread problems - from drugs that lose potency to photocopiers that jam and food that goes stale.  It also allows companies to design packaging that actively extends the shelf life of degradable products.   

As well as manufacturing the instruments, Versaperm offers a permeability laboratory service for companies that need to test samples on an irregular basis.