Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Packaging - permeability measurements
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The potency of drugs and healthcare products decays over time, due simply to the permeability of the packaging.  As moisture permeates through a pack, the efficacy of the drugs inside decreases, and the contamination of any sterile-wrapped products - from syringes to dressings, increases.  Cosmetics can be especially prone to this with the top-notes of fragrances decaying particularly rapidly as volatile compounds permeate away.


To help solve the problem, permeability leader Versaperm has introduced a new multi-chamber instrument to measure the vapour permeability of a wide range of materials and finished packaging including bottles, tubs, sachets and inhalers etc.  Applications include any form of packaging - from unitary-dose blister packs through to cosmetic containers and everything in between.

Packaging plays a critical role in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, not only does it need to maintain product sterility, but it needs to be able to accommodate increasingly elaborate marketing requirements.

Versaperm’s, new equipment can measure permeability, quickly, accurately and with minimal operator training.  Yet it is typically accurate to a few parts per million (ppm) or better. 

It can measure the vapour permeability of almost any material against any gas/vapour and, unlike conventional gravimetric measurements, which take days or even weeks, it can produce results in as little as 30 minutes for some materials.  This speeds the never-ending quest for effective packaging with new marketing and technical features. 

The new instrument can cope with several samples at a time.  However, for companies who test too few samples to make the purchase of equipment viable, Versaperm also offers a fast turn around laboratory testing service.