MOCON, Inc. has released the MultiCheck® 425 – a testing system for packages with one-way degassing valves.

The latest instrument in the MultiCheck® series measures headspace carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2). The unit also measures leak detection, seal strength and one-way degassing valve performance via MOCON’s new Valve Test Unit™ (VTU).

According to Anthony Ahmed, Product Manager for MOCON, the valves already enjoy popularity across the globe, he added, “Millions of these degassing valves are incorporated into packages every year. This combination unit gives coffee roasters and others an accurate and repeatable way to test performance including quantifying opening and sealing pressure levels.”

Because five different tests are combined into one unit, the MultiCheck® 425 system promises time and labour savings. Ahmed explained, “By performing all of the tests on one package, the new system provides the first true profile of the condition of a single package versus trying to get an overall perspective by looking at results from five different samples.”

In addition to the new valve tester, the MultiCheck® 425 is based on the marriage of two separate MOCON technologies—its Lippke® 4500 (leak detection/seal strength) and its hand-held Pac Check® 325, O2/CO2 headspace analyser. 

“As the global gold-standard leader in instrumentation technology, we are always looking for ways we can positively impact our customers’ productivity.  This new combination unit will significantly reduce testing time, while providing the same accurate results,” said Ahmed.