Campden Bri, Research And Technology Organisation Utilise The Systech 7001 Water Vapour Permeation Analyser To Test Their Food Packaging

Top Quote Water vapour permeation testing of food packaging at Campden BRI, Research and Technology Organisation by means of the Systech 7001 Water Vapour Permeation Analyser. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 17, 2013 - Systech Illinois, a leading manufacturer of permeation analysers and gas analysis equipment, has been chosen by Campden BRI to test the water vapour transmission rates of their board pots.

    Based in the UK, Campden BRI provide the food and drinks industry worldwide with the research, technical and advisory services essential to ensure product quality and safety, process efficiency and innovation.

    The research centre is a continuous source of knowledge for industry, meeting frequently with its thirteen member interest groups and associated industrial working parties. Contract research and development is also carried out on behalf of UK government departments, levy boards, industrial consortia and the European Union.

    As part of their research for the food and drinks industry, Campden BRI offer package testing for clients who are looking at reducing packaging costs whilst maintaining packaging performance. They were recently asked to assess whether the additional ethylene vinyl alcohol layer (EVOH) was benefitting the moisture barrier properties of board pots. In order to determine the moisture barrier levels of the pots, the water transmission rate was measured using a permeation analyser. They tested the pots with the ethylene vinyl alcohol layer and then without this layer.

    Campden BRI used the Systech 7001 Water Vapour Permeation Analyser to test the WVTR of the board pots. For reliable water vapour analysis, this permeation analyser offers a quick response and consistently accurate measurements, with precision temperature and humidity flow control and a P2O5 sensor for absolute moisture.

    Lynerric Potter, Senior Research Officer at Campden BRI says, "Water vapour and oxygen transmission are just two of the tests we offer, using a suite of instrumental analysis systems which we can also use to assess physical properties, such as tensile strength and internal pressure resistance, leak detection and seal integrity. Instruments like the Permeation Analyser are an important part of our tool-kit."

    At Campden BRI laboratory testing facilities they also use the 8001 oxygen permeation analyser and Gaspace Advance headspace gas analyser from Systech Illinois.

    More information about Systech Illinois and their extensive range of gas analysis instruments, products and services can be found on the Systech Illinois website at or to speak to a technical sales manager call +44 1844 216838 UK or +1 815 344 6212. (US)

    About Systech Illinois
    Systech Illinois specialises in online, portable and laboratory gas analysis equipment. With 30 years as one of the leading experts in gas and moisture measurement, Systech Illinois' application and technology knowledge provides efficient gas analysis solutions in many industry sectors worldwide.

    For the packaging industry, Systech's oxygen permeation and water vapour permeation analysers offer testing of all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech's headspace range provides fast, easy to use, accurate gas analysis of gas flushed food packages and headspace analysis of food and pharmaceutical packaging.

    For the process industry, Systech offer a wide range of gas analysis solutions including measurement of moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and many other gases. In addition, Systech manufacture intrinsically safe units for use in hazardous areas.

    Systech Illinois is a multinational company with offices and gas analysis equipment manufacturing facilities in the UK and the U.S. Systech is very proud of its well developed and well trained workforce, which enables it to offer customers a continuing high level of service, and become known globally as a leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.

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