MOCON, Inc. is making its free popular educational webinars on package testing accessible to an even larger global audience, by offering online classes in Spanish, Chinese and English.

In addition to its regular monthly webinar hosted in English, MOCON is unveiling its International Series, which has been designed to provide information of value to packaging professionals in other countries.

“Because MOCON’s instruments are used worldwide, it makes sense to offer our popular educational webinars at a time and in a language that better suits the international participant,” explained Guy Wray, Marketing Manager at MOCON.

“Also, to better support the growing global market, we recently established testing labs in Germany, India and China.”

Presenters typically speak for 30-40 minutes, supported by online graphics, charts, key information, photographs, etc.

After the formal part of the presentation, participants are able to ask questions. Dates, topics and languages will include:

Package Integrity: How to get started
February 17, 2010, 10 a.m. Central (U.S.) Standard Time (Spanish)
December 15, 2010, 9 p.m. Central (U.S.) Standard Time (English)

Permeation Basics with a introduction to MOCON’s lab in India
April 21, 2010, 9 p.m. Central (U.S.) Daylight Savings Time (English)

Flexible Packaging: Barrier properties and food safety
June 16, 2010, 7 p.m. Central (U.S.) Daylight Savings Time (Chinese)

PET bottles and Flexible Packaging: Testing for O2/CO2 and WVTR permeation
August 18, 2010, 10 a.m. Central (U.S.) Daylight Savings Time (Spanish)

High Barrier Material Study for OLED and PV Applications
October 20, 2010, 7 p.m. Central (U.S.) Standard Time (Chinese)

“With shelf life, food safety, permeation and other package performance issues continuing to grow in importance globally, we feel that it is important to provide information to non-English speaking professionals in their native language,” explained Wray.

International participants also are welcome to join MOCON’s 2010 regular monthly internet seminar series.