Daiwa Can Choose Systech Illinois’ Permmate for Simple and Effective Permeability Testing of Thermoformed Plastic Containers

Daiwa Can, one of Japan's leading packaging manufacturers, have chosen the PermMate over other leading brands as it is capable of measuring many samples simultaneously.

London, United Kingdom, March 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- One of Japan's leading packaging manufacturers, DaiwaCan supply beverage manufacturers with top quality containers and creative packaging solutions.

Daiwa Can’s plastic container range are multi-layer packages manufactured using a deep-draw vacuum thermoforming process. This method involves creating a centre barrier layer, which improves the oxygen barrier performance of the container and protects the contents. Layer materials and thicknesses can be chosen according to the specifications best suited to the contents.

Available in round or rectangular shapes these packages are ideal for beverages such as; coffee, juice, tea and foods such as; yoghurt and soup. Due to the manufacturing process used, Daiwa have the ability to do low production runs with a short lead-time.

With the thermoforming process, the stretching and forming change the permeability and barrier qualities of the film. Therefore Daiwa use the PermMate to analyse the exact impact these changes have on the permeability of the container. The measurement results can then be used to provide better knowledge about shelf life.

Oxygen permeability testing using the PermMate involves six simple steps:
· The containers are flushed with nitrogen to ensure oxygen levels are at a minimum.
Condition the container so that steady-state diffusion of gases applies.
Perform one O2 measurement.
Wait for oxygen to pass into the container.
Perform a second O2 measurement.
The PermMate software calculates the permeability.

Beth Faulkner commented, “One of the reasons Daiwa Can have chosen the PermMate over other leading brands, is that it is capable of measuring many samples simultaneously.”

More information about Systech Illinois and their extensive range of permeation analysers, products and services can be found on the Systech website at www.systechillinois.com or to speak to a technical sales manager call +44 (0) 1844 216838.

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. Their range of oxygen permeation analysers and water vapour permeation analysers offer precise, accurate measurements for all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech also provides ATEX-approved analysers 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. 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 as a globally leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.
Systech Illinois
Beth Faulkner
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