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Ultrapharm Ltd Utilise the Gaspace Advance Headspace Analyser from Systech Illinois to Monitor Their Modified Atmosphere Packs at Regular Intervals

Ultrapharm’s quality control laboratory uses Systech Illinois’ premier oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace analyser, the Gaspace Advance, to monitor their modified atmosphere packs at regular intervals.

Thame, United Kingdom, March 27, 2014 --( Systech Illinois, a leading provider of permeation analysers and gas analysis equipment, has been chosen by Ultrapharm Ltd to monitor their modified atmosphere packs at regular intervals.

Ultrapharm Ltd started their gluten free bakery business in 1993, manufacturing a small product line to coeliac’s in the UK. They were one of the first gluten free producers to bake to order and deliver the next day.

In order to establish themselves for the European market a gluten free bakery site was established in 2005 in Poland. This site specialises in modified atmosphere packaging to achieve a longer shelf life of up to six months and the process of freezing bread, rolls and filled pastries and pies. From the Polish manufacturing site, 95% of the bakery products are exported to Italy, Germany, France, UK and Ireland.

In 2008, a new state of the art baking facility was opened in Pontypool, South Wales from where the retail trade is directly supplied and their team of product developers work on improving and adding to the current product line.

Ultrapharm’s quality control laboratory uses Systech Illinois’ premier oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace analyser, the Gaspace Advance, to monitor their modified atmosphere packs at regular intervals. The Gaspace Advance confirms that the packaging is reliably sealed and the inert atmosphere is within specification to ensure the maximum shelf life of its products.

Marc Lewis, Managing Director of Ultrapharm Ltd says, “Using the Gaspace Advance for testing the modified atmosphere packages is quick and easy, allowing us to ensure our products are maintained to a high standard of quality for the UK retail market and our growing export market.”

The Gaspace Advance is the ideal instrument for testing MAP, the probe is inserted into a pack and with one press of a button the result is shown on the LCD display as a percentage of oxygen or carbon dioxide. This analysis takes less than five seconds. Calibration and programming of the Systech Illinois carbon dioxide and oxygen analyser is simple and because of the self-diagnostics any sampling errors are eliminated.

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 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 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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Systech Illinois
Beth Faulkner
+44 01844 216838

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