Permeability test reduces food packaging costs & waste


An innovative method for measuring the oxygen permeability of packaging film could result in significant cost savings for the food packaging industry in future.

The new method, which also ensures less waste for the consumer, has already been incorporated into PBI-Dansensor’s PermMate packaging machine which has demonstrated its cost and waste efficiency savings.

The new measuring technique, called the Ambient Oxygen Ingress Rate (AOIR) method, can measure the permeability of oxygen through films in finished packaging.

The rate at which oxygen passes through a packaging film is a key factor for food products packaged under a modified atmosphere, designed to exclude oxygen and inhibit the growth of microorganisms – thereby prolonging the shelf life of the product.

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