Systech Illinois acquires the PermMate, a unique patented method for oxygen permeation analysis of food packaging

Top Quote Systech Illinois has acquired the unique PermMate patented technology, instrumentation which measures the oxygen permeability of packages under different test conditions at any temperature and humidity. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 26, 2011 - Oxfordshire, UK - Systech Illinois, one of the world's leading experts in gas and moisture measurement, has recently acquired the unique PermMate, patented technology which utilizes an innovative method of oxygen permeation analysis of finished packages -'Ambient Oxygen Ingress Rate' (AOIR). This instrument measures the oxygen permeability of packages under different test conditions at any temperature and humidity such as those at which the product will be stored. For more information call +44 (0) 1844 216838 or go to

    "We are delighted to make this announcement," said Bryan Cummings, MD of Systech Illinois, "as acquiring the PermMate means that Systech Illinois can offer packaging manufacturers a versatile solution for permeation testing of finished packages, resulting in significant cost savings for the food packaging industry and a reduction in waste for the consumer."

    When asked why this kind of analysis is so important for the food packaging industry, Bryan replied; "The permeability and barrier qualities of film and foils change when shaped into a finished package, and as a result the shelf life of food products can be affected, therefore it is important to test the finished package. This patented method can assist the processor in choosing the exact type of material required," Bryan added, "eliminating the issue of over specifying a packaging material by using a thicker film than is needed, making the PermMate an important tool for packaging research and development."

    Capable of testing numerous packages simultaneously, the PermMate permeation analyser can also be used for O2 headspace measurement, leak detection and shelf life determination. The equipment also provides the ability to measure over a long period of time, for example, weekly measurements for a year. "The PermMate is a significant addition to our range of oxygen permeability detection instruments," Bryan concluded, "and we would be delighted to help anyone in the food packaging industry find the most appropriate analysis instrumentation for their needs."

    About Systech Illinois

    Systech Illinois specialises in online, portable and laboratory gas analysis equipment. With 25 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. Systech Illinois' range of oxygen permeation analyzers and water vapor permeation analyzers offer precise, accurate measurements for all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech also provides ATEX-approved analyzers for measuring both ppm and percentage levels of oxygen in hazardous areas.

    Systech Illinois is a multinational company with offices and gas analysis equipment manufacturing facilities in the UK and the U.S. The company prides itself on having a well developed and well trained workforce, with established and effective procedures, which enable it to offer customers a continuing high level of service, and become known as a globally leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.

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