Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Plastics and Rubber
Vapour Permeability & the Problem!

 Plastics and Rubber - Vapour Permeability & the Problem!
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The fact that plastics and rubber are permeable to almost every gas and vapour is both their saviour and their bane.  It helps rockets fly but has caused them to crash, it makes everything leak but also controls and prevents leakage damage.  Billions of pounds of problems are caused every year as vapours actually flow through the body of plastic and rubber components and seals.  

To make matters even worse, the manufacturing process itself can quadruple the amount of vapour that permeates through the material. If you want to keep vapours such as water, CO2, hydrocarbons or oxygen in or out the only answer is testing and the solution to this is Versaperm.

Measuring and characterising this for both materials and finished products is fast, accurate and easy with the latest generation of Versaperm equipment.  This is often critical as permeability also affects a material's other physical characteristics, sometimes dramatically, including strength, handling, resistance, print quality and the way they perform in general.

The permeability equipment gives an accuracy that is typically measured in the parts per million range, (parts per billion with some gasses and materials).  Versaperm's system is ideal for testing, development work and for Quality Control on plastics, rubber, components, containers, films, coatings and even multi-layer barriers.

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


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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