Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Tired of flat tyres?

 automotive components that rely on vapour permeability to function properly
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Tyres are one of a huge range of automotive components that rely on vapour permeability to function properly. Whilst it is relatively easy to keep the air, or nitrogen, in a tyre at a constant pressure, it is far more complex with other components.  For example it is plain wrong to manufacture a case or cover for electronic from some types of plastics, including silicone.  Although it is excellent at keeping liquid water in or out, it are virtually useless when it comes to water vapour, which easily passes through, condenses and causes failures.

Added to this the manufacturing process itself can reduce effectiveness by a factor of four – and the only way to be sure is to test the permeability of the actual component itself – and that's where Versaperm steps in.

Traditionally measuring this vapour permeability has been a very slow and expensive process, especially as gasses all perform very differently even through the same material. Now, the Versaperm VI system makes this very much faster, cheaper and more accurate.  As another plus you can simulate temperature cycling with it as well.

This new range of instruments can measure the permeability for anything from a flat material sample through to a complex, laminated and finished component. It optionally measures this not just for water vapour but also for hydrocarbons, CO2 Oxygen or any other gas or vapour in common use.

Results are typically accurate in the parts per million range.  The equipment is easy to use needing, at most, minimal training.  It is reliable, accurate and produces highly repeatable computerise results.

Versaperm is a world-technology leader and offers not just the instruments themselves but also a fast turn-around permeability lab testing service.  Results are typically available within 24-48 hours.


Please send any sales enquiries to Christopher Roberts, Versaperm Limited ,
10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK, Tel: +44 1628 777668,
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