MOCON, Inc. has now made it easier for companies to add both oxygen and water vapour permeation testing capability in-house at an effective price point.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of permeation instrumentation, the company is ‘bundling’ two of its entry-level, stand alone, transmission rate units to enable a more cost-effective entry.

MOCON’s well-known OX-TRAN® Model 1/50 for oxygen and PERMATRAN-W® Model 1/50 for water vapour testing are part of this programme. (The entry-level package promotion applies to one of each unit or two of the same model.)

The promotion is ideal for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other companies who have a need to verify the barrier properties of their packaging materials. The dual system offering is also suitable for educational or research institutes who may wish to have on-site access to instruments for teaching or training purposes.

“This programme is perfect for those who have always wanted barrier testing capability in their own laboratory but could not justify the capital expense. Now they can obtain multi-gas testing capability at cost which makes the investment worthwhile,” said Doug Lindemann, Vice-President, MOCON.

“The approach also is ideal for partners in the packaging supply chain - such as converters, resin suppliers - who are being asked to participate in performance testing.”

The PERMATRAN-W® Model 1/50 and the OX-TRAN® Model 1/50 utilise MOCON’s new frequency modulated precise relative humidity method, with ‘set and go’ fast and automatic controls. Further, the systems feature an automatic flow setting and are designed to protect against over/under pressure and sensor damage.