Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Business's CO2 Permeability Problem

Business's CO2 Permeability Problem
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Carbon dioxide is both essential to life (photosynthesis) and a problem to life (it's a greenhouse gas).  It's used to make fizzy drinks as well as being critical in an enormous range of business, industrial and commercial applications.  The problem is that it's very good at getting into places you don't want it to be, and out of places you do.  Not through leakage – but because it actually permeates through the very materials that are used to contain it. 

The solution is Versaperm, which has launched a new, fast version of its CO2 permeability meter.  It can accurately measure vapour permeability for a huge range of materials, coatings, components, bottles, enclosures and even finished products. 

CO2 is used in industries ranging from electronics to oil production and from water treatment and welding through to paper making and even the theatre. 

Using the right materials for these applications is vital and some common plastics, for example, allow over a hundred times more CO2 to escape than others.

Versaperm's new meter is highly automated and easy to use and  can measure to an accuracy in the parts per million (PPM) range and is around 100 times faster than conventional gravimetric techniques.  The instrument can optionally be configured to measure the permeability of almost any other gas, including hydrogen, helium, hydrocarbons, oxygen, nitrogen and water vapour.

The company also operates a laboratory service to measure permeability where the volume or logistics of measurements does not demand a dedicated instrument.


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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For further Press Information please contact Gerry Palmer @ the Palmer & Rose Partnership. Tel 01494 637499, fax 0871 900 3898 e.mail