Minneapolis, MN-based MOCON, Inc. has announced a global network of certified permeation testing laboratories to provide independent material and package performance verification, regardless of location.

In recent years, MOCON has been actively pursuing strategic laboratory partnerships in key industrial regions around the world.

Currently, the company has certified seven laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia. Its objective is to offer affordable permeation testing services around the world at laboratories which have been certified by the company.

The MOCON-certified laboratory network targets a broad range of companies ranging from multinational corporations, to the smaller firms that may only have need for a few validation tests per year. Certification means that the state-of-the-art instrumentation has been installed, inspected and is maintained by a MOCON-factory authorized service technician.

“This is ideal for multinational companies which can now be assured that their materials or packages are tested using identical standards and protocols on three different continents”

Alan Shema

Further still, it also means that the laboratory staff have been fully trained to ensure quality and equivalency.

Alan Shema, product manager for consulting and testing services at MOCON, said in a statement, “MOCON certification assures that companies using any one of these facilities will get the same level of service and quality they would find at any other MOCON-certified location anywhere in the world.”

“This is ideal for multinational companies which can now be assured that their materials or packages are tested using identical standards and protocols on three different continents,” he added.

In conjunction with the certified laboratory network the company is also introducing the MOCON Data Check 4™ program which offers periodic permeation testing services for an annual flat rate.