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  • 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...

  • RDM sponsors 'Functional Thin Films' technical meeting

    Posted on 20/08/2013

    by Phil Neal

     RDM Test Equipment Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the technical meeting ‘Functional Thin Films’ an annual event held alongside the Vacuum Symposium UK conference and Expo, Coventry 17th Sept 2013.

    Speaker at the conference, Herr Andreas Roos, Technical Applications Specialist from MOCON’s German based Centre of Excellence will present the latest breakthrough in Water Vapour Transmission rate (WVTR) testing.

    The MOCON AQUATRAN® Model 2, is a new system to measure WVTR of ultra-high barrier films, with the highest ever sensitivity of  0.00005  gm.m²/day.

    RDM Test Equipment Ltd is the exclusive distributor of Mocon permeation instruments. From their Hertfordshire base they offer application support, training, instrument sales & service and contract permeation testing.