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  • Two weeks to go, don't miss out!

    Posted on 27/04/2022

    by Hayley Diment

    Just two weeks to go until the 3rd Permeation and Barrier Materials Learnshop, don't miss your opportunity to attend as places are limited.

    Not sure if the event is for you? Click on the detailed Learnshop Programme.

    This knowledge sharing event focuses on developments in the measurement of permeation of barrier materials, sustainability of packaging materials,

    bio-polymers, mono-materials, laminated materials and the latest fibre-based barrier materials for flexible packaging applications.

    Secure your place now

    Weds 11th May 2022 - Heywood, Lancashire, UK

    Unit 1 Pennine Business Park, Pilsworth Road, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2TL

     

  • The 3rd Permeation & Barrier Materials Learnshop

    Posted on 23/03/2022

    by Hayley Diment

    The 3rd Permeation & Barrier Materials Learnshop

    Weds 11th May 2022 - Heywood, Lancashire, UK

    Unit 1 Pennine Business Park, Pilsworth Road, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2TL

    Registration 9.30am, Starts 10am, Finishes 4pm.RDM Test Equipment, Ametek Mocon and Bobst are hosting a technical Learnshop focused on Permeation & Barrier Materials at BOBST’s Centre of Excellence for High Barrier in Manchester, UK. 

    This knowledge sharing event focuses on developments in the measurement of permeation of barrier materials, sustainability of packaging materials, bio-polymers, mono-materials, laminated materials and the latest fibre-based barrier materials for flexible packaging applications.

     

    Technical Programme:

    Abhijit Bhattacharya, Nestle - Outlook of Fiber Based Materials for Flexible Packaging of Food Products

    Prof Hazel Assender, Department of Materials, University of Oxford - Characterisation of macro- and nano-defect populations that control water vapour permeation through barrier films.

    Jonathan Fowle, Packaging Consulting Global Limited - Is sustainability compatible with a converter profitable bottom line.

    Max Phippard, Aquapak - Intelligent packaging design using PVOH

    Dr Carolin Struller, Bobst - BOBST oneBARRIER developments – High barrier polymer- and fibre-based mono-material solutions for flexible packaging

    Jeff Jackson, Ametek Mocon - Does your package fulfil the barrier requirements your packaging material promises?

    Andreas Roos, Ametek Mocon - Advanced Permeation – Apply the Basics to Applications

    Iulia Mihai, Ph.D, Michelman - New Barrier Solutions for Paper

    Thierry Van Migem, Michelman - New Barrier Solutions for Film

     

    For the full programme follow this link.

    The day will include technical presentations delivered by industry experts, knowledge exchange, networking and a hands on instrument display.

    Secure your place now

  • Could this be the fastest Hot Tack Tester on the market?

    Posted on 02/06/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    Could this be the fastest hot tack tester on the market?

    In order to meet the demands of today’s dizzyingly fast production lines, manufacturers need packaging that can survive the rigours of being picked, placed by high speed machines, and zoomed in all directions along conveyor belts. If a packaging film fails, this can render the product unfit for sale, or even unsafe, and so comprehensive testing is vital.

    However, this takes time. Traditionally testing hot tack seal strength was a relatively slow process involving manually loading each film sample into the test machine. The operator would then have to run the test, remove the sample, then load up a new one. Repeat to fade.

    Not anymore. I’m pleased to unveil our new generation of hot tack testing machine, the HT-2PC. It’s the fastest on the market, and able to test the quality and integrity of heat seals within milliseconds of them being formed on a heat sealer.

    Loading and feeding is now automatically controlled and indexed to reduce the possibility of loading errors, while a playlist-style interface allows up to 40 tests to be stacked up and automatically carried out by the machine on the same length of film in rapid succession. If the film breaks, then a touch screen alerts the operator.

    I’m of the opinion that this is a real gamechanger for packaging R&D, and what sets this machine apart is the fact that it’s futureproofed for new developments in the industry. It can handle all sorts of different film types, from traditional hydrocarbon plastics to new environmentally friendly films, and takes the risk of human error affecting test results out of the equation. You can even see trend analysis graphs to provide a detailed picture of film performance and characteristics over multiple test runs.

    The ability to carry out far more testing in much less time ultimately means more reliable packaging, which means less wastage on the production line, and fewer returns. With new types of films being developed all the time, you can now very quickly get an understanding of how they perform, and whether they can withstand the rigours of high-speed production processes.

    For more info about the HT-2PC or to request a quote visit our dedicated page here: http://www.rdmtest.com/p/HT-2PC-Automatic-Hot-Tack-Tester/

  • Lab testing of hot tack seal strength now quicker and easier

    Posted on 02/06/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    Our HT-2PC Hot Tack Tester features in this months Machinery Update:

    Fore more information, click here or to read the article at Machinery Update, it can be found on page 70. 

  • Introducing OX-TRAN 2/48 Ambient OTR Package Testing Analyzer

    Posted on 12/05/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    We are happy to introduce AMETEK MOCON's new OX-TRAN 2/48 Ambient OTR Package Testing Analyser. 

    AMETEK MOCON, a leading global provider of permeation analyzers, has launched a new analytical instrument to measure the oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of whole packages under ambient conditions.

    The OX-TRAN 2/48 series is the ideal solution for ambient whole package testing for Oxygen Transmission Rate.  This purpose-built 8 station instrument can test more packages in less time than traditional methods.

    The OX-TRAN 2/48 utilizes MOCON’s industry-standard coulometric sensor, so calibration is not required, and it complies with ASTM D3985 for OTR measurements. 

    For more information on the OX-TRAN 2/48 please click here OR contact us for the launch presentation.

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