Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Manufacturing Problems?

Manufacturing permeability measurement equipment
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Over a billion pounds worth of manufactured and processed goods are wasted each year due to vapour permeability problems.  Problems for manufacturers include electronics that fail, seals, O-rings and tubing that leak, machines that jam even drugs that loose potency! 

Versaperm’s permeability testing instrumentation helps UK industry boost quality and overcome many of these problems.  It can determine the vapour permeability of either samples of a material or complete finished products to a very high accuracy.  This allows designers and purchasers to choose materials that simply bypass problems.  It also allows QC staff to check both incoming deliveries and outgoing products.

Permeability is a measure of the rate of flow of a gas, often water vapour, CO2 or hydrocarbon vapours, through a material or system.  Permeability changes a material’s mechanical, physical and handling properties.  Incorrect packaging slashes food and pharmaceuticals’ shelf life, petrol cans with the wrong permeability could lead to potentially lethal situations. 

Versaperm’s latest instrument and specialised sensor range can measure permeability to a PPM (Parts Per Million) range - sometimes as little as 30 minutes for some materials and gases. It can also measure several samples, seals, enclosures or products at the same time and can be configured to measure permeability with respect to water vapour or most other gases. 

The company also runs consultancy and laboratory services that advises on permeability in complex cases or 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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