Testing Modified Atmosphere packaging
<>And Reducing the UK’s £8bn annual
food waste bill
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<>Permeability leader Versaperm has introduced a sensitive new instrument for testing Modified Atmosphere (MA) packaging. Variants of the Versaperm MkVI can test the effectiveness of the packaging for CO2, O2, N2, He, water vapour as well as a variety of other gases. Improved packaging gives significantly greater shelf life and should help reduce the UK’s £8bm a year waste food bill.
<>The packaging materials used in MA packaging is critically dependent on the specific contents and many products simply do not use the best optimized material. As a result packaging allows to much (or too little) O or CO2 to escape, leading to oxygen concentrations that cause MA stress, taints and fermented “off” flavours,. All of these directly reduce shelf life and some can even lead to health hazards.
Conventional gravimetric measurements of packaging permeability takes days or even weeks, but the new equipment gives much faster results, sometimes in as little as 30 minutes. The measurements are also far more accurate and repeatable as well as being far less prone to sealing problems.
<>The Versaperm system offers an automated computerised control which can cope with several samples at a time. It can test the packaging material itself as well as the finished package.
Versaperm also offers a comprehensive permeability laboratory testing service - usually with a 24 hour turn around.
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