Mocon launches new oxygen transmission rate for high barrier applications

Mocon, Inc., a manufacturer of permeation instrumentation, has developed a new oxygen transmission rate test instrument that measures barriers to 5x10-4 cc/(m2 x day), at reportedly 10 times lower than previous levels. The OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x system measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions.

The company says the system is ideal for a variety of applications that require increasingly better oxygen barrier. Film and resin manufacturers, converters and packagers in industries such as electronics (OLED and thin film), solar, vacuum panel, food, pharmaceutical and medical device could benefit from the system's greater sensitivity for measuring ultra-oxygen transmission characteristics of films and packages.

Improved material barrier systems have created a demand for increased testing sensitivity. Brand owners and suppliers require accurate and repeatable results in order to make sure performance criteria are being met, the company stated....

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