Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

Ceramic films in food packaging
Permeability leads to a longer life

    Ceramic films in food packaging


The use of vapour permeability controlling packaging materials for food products is critically important in increasing the shelf-life of foods and pharmaceuticals. One of the best solutions involves using a thin ceramic film as one of the multiple layers in laminated packaging material.  This greatly improves vapour permeability which controls and limits the degradation.

Unfortunately, there is a issue with ceramic films as defects in the coating oxide, such as pinholes, grain boundaries and microcracks are common.  Fortunately, there is an answer in Versaperm’s permeability measurement equipment which can detect these problems and optimize the solutions.

The Versaperm system is versatile, fast, simple to use and offers accuracies in the PPM (Parts per Million) to PPB ranges.  It optionally uses a mass spectrometer which is able to identify and measure vapour permeability for every gas and vapour including water vapour, oxygen, nitrogen, CO2 and the inert noble gasses. What’s more it measures all of them individually with just one go.

This gives developers and manufacturers the ability to test their products and determine the laminate combinations and manufacturing processes that give them the precise combination of properties they need to optimize individual products’ packaging.

A multi-chamber option also allows you to measure multiple products, materials, seals, enclosures, components or packages at the same time. 

As well as developing and manufacturing the equipment, the company runs consultancy and laboratory services that offer advice on permeability in complex cases or where the volume or logistics do not mandate a dedicated instrument.


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Versaperm Ltd: 10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK,
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