Packaging: Life And Quality
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Various types of packaging protect their contents from physical damage, contamination and water. For food, pharmaceuticals and healthcare the last two can have a dramatic effect on extending shelf life. Versaperm's latest equipment is designed to measure the packaging's permeability – which governs this process and allows manufacturers to produce increasingly effective packaging that extends product life and boosts quality.
Permeability is the main controlling factor of an enormous range of products and processes - from cornflakes to drugs and on to paper jamming in printers! It is also a critical factor in packaging's printability and the mechanical handling of paper, films and packaging.
Now, thanks to Versaperm, measuring how contaminants permeate the packaging has become a lot easier, not just with respect to water vapour (hugely the most damaging contaminant), but also for oxygen, nitrogen, CO2, hydrocarbons and almost all other gases and vapours.
Versaperm's permeability metre is fast and reliable - producing results that are accurate in the parts per million range, (parts per billion in some cases). For some packaging designs this can take as little as 30 minutes. It can optionally control temperature, pressure and other important factors.
A very wide range of variations and cutting-edge sensors is available, depending on the specific application. Multi-chamber systems allow measurements to be produced on several samples at the same time and different designs and clamping systems cater for numerous sample types.
As well as manufacturing the instruments, Versaperm offers a technical consultancy plus a permeability testing service for companies that need to test samples on an irregular basis.
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