Posted on 22/10/2013
by Phil Neal
The OpTech-O²-Platinum is a non-destructive Oxygen analysis device with 3 test modes for measuring headspace O², dissolved O² in a liquid and barrier film O² permeation properties.
Because the sensor does not consume any gas, measurements can be repeated on the same pack to create an O² v Time profile over the product shelf life. Applications include modified atmosphere food packaging, beverage containers, and pharma/medical packs, in both R&D and QC environments.
- Quality Control checks of MAP packs, single value or time profile
- For liquid contents, measure headspace O² and dissolved O²
- O² permeation rate of packages & films, including porous & perforated films
- Very small headspace volume packs, and vacuum packs
- Determine shelf life for an Oxygen sensitive product
Heat Seal Parameters of Flexible Polymer Film and Finished Package Seal Integrity - Quality Control inspection issues
Posted on 15/10/2013
by Phil Neal
For many products, the impact of packaging on shelf life and product safety is critical to success. Packaging technical teams will carefully specify packaging material characteristics in terms of functional and barrier properties, for example Oxygen Transmission Rate for an oxygen sensitive product. Despite this, the highest risk to pack integrity and shelf life can be failures in the pack heat seals or closures.
Heat Seal parameters are easily measured; Heat Sealability = Temperature + Pressure + Time. Yet maintaining optimum heat sealing conditions in production and recognising the true cause of poor sealing remains a challenge. Learn More...