Hundreds of millions of pounds wasted due to poor packaging
Water vapour is extraordinarily
invasive and the wastage it causes has been estimated to cost hundreds
of millions of pounds in the UK each year. Properly designed packaging
and drug delivery systems, with a suitable seal or permeability, are crucial
to extend the life of everything from inhalers to unitary dose blister
packs and from cold cures to sterilised plasters.
Versaperm Limited, a world
leader in water vapour permeability measurement, has introduced a quick
and simple way to test this all-important water vapour permeability and
transmission rates for most types of packaging, films, coatings and containers.
The Versaperm WVTR (Water Vapour
Transmission) meter can cope with several samples at a time - often give
a reading in as little as 30 minutes – whereas the conventional
gravimetric measurement technique takes several days and is significantly
The meter is easy to use and
gives a series of digital readouts that can be recorded or simply read
off the LCD screen. It needs no re-calibration and requires, at most,
minimal training to give results that are accurate to better than one
part per million (with some samples a few parts per hundred million).
Sensitivities are in the range 0.05 – 3200g/m2/day.
Water vapour is omnipresent,
it reduces the potency of drugs, causes chemical change and leads to biodegradation.
It can even alter the dose from an inhaler. The Versaperm system can test
the permeability of a huge range of products and packages – from
blister packs to sterile packaging and from sachets to cough sweet wrappers.
Versaperm also provides a sample
permeability testing service.
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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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