Tekni-Plex Use the Systech Illinois WVTR and OTR Instruments to Measure Barrier Quality of Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging

The Systech Illinois WVTR and OTR Instruments are used to measure the barrier quality of pharmaceutical blister packaging at Tekni-Plex.

Thame, United Kingdom, November 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Systech Illinois’ leading water vapour and oxygen permeation instruments have been chosen by Tekni-Plex to test and ensure that their blister packages have the high barrier quality for applications, where low moisture permeation rates need to be achieved.

Since 1967 Tekni-Plex Inc, has provided solutions for innovative packaging and tubing products. For their clients in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, the company has specialized in the development and manufacture of blister films offering superior barrier against ingress and egress of moisture and oxygen.

In 2011 Tekni-Plex set up a Global Technology Center in Holland, Ohio, where new materials are developed and can be tested on-site for their product characteristics such as moisture and oxygen barrier.

The primary product family consists of laminations of PVC, polyester, or other polymer webs laminated to PCTFE (Aclar® or VapoShield™) films. Depending on their exact structure, these blister films are available in a wide range from low to very high moisture and, or oxygen barrier properties to protect the sensitive contents, such as tablets, capsules, liquids, and powders. The films offer excellent sealability and a high level of machinability as they can be easily incorporated into standard form-fill-seal packaging lines.

Tekni-Plex chose Systech Illinois’ WVTR and OTR Instruments to analyze these laminates for their required moisture and oxygen barrier.

Phil Bourgeois, Vice President, Global Technology & Regulatory Affairs at Tekni-Plex, says, “After reviewing the variety of barrier measurement instruments available in the market that could meet our needs, we chose Systech Illinois for the precision of their measurement capabilities across a wide range of temperatures and relative humidities that were germane to our market and development needs. We have been extremely pleased with not only the quality of the instruments but also with their relative ease of use and the great level of technical support that is provided."

More information about Systech Illinois and their extensive range of analysis instruments, products and services can be found on the Systech website at www.systechillinois.com or contact us on +1 815 344 6212 (N. & S. America and Canada) +44 1844 216838 (EMEA).

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 vapor permeation analyzers 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 U.S. and the UK. 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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