Packaging Scotland

Food & Drink

Permeability Analyser validates barrier performance of packaging films

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Coveris manufacture flexible and rigid packaging that adds real value to products such as fresh and frozen food products by optimising its protection, freshness and shelf appeal.

With more than 8,500 global employees and 60 strategically located facilities, Coveris is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products we use every day. They use the latest technology offering solutions for the most challenging applications.

Their flexible packaging innovations have proven essential to prevent product losses in storage, distribution and the preservation of food. The preservation of foodstuffs is achieved by the inherent design of the packaging structure, whose primary function is to provide optimised barrier performance to extend the shelf life of the product it’s protecting. A high barrier against oxygen permeation is essential in order to maintain a high shelf life.

Within their hi-tech Research and Development department, Coveris use the Systech 8001 Oxygen Permeability Analyser to test the barrier performance of their packaging films. They have recently purchased additional expansion units for this analysis instrument to increase testing throughput. This permeation analyser from Systech Illinois is said to offer the “widest measurement range in the market” and precise humidity control for switching between wet and dry samples in minutes. Ideal for R & D testing with accurate and repeatable results and with the speed required for Quality Control testing.

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