Intertek expands film and flexible testing

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Intertek has expanded its film and flexible polymer testing at its Pittsfield, Mass, location.

Intertek’s expansion allows material engineers and scientists to better understand how material permeation characteristics respond to external stimuli, such as moisture, temperature, humidity and thickness in applications such as commercial, industrial, food, medicine and pharmaceuticals

The new equipment allows for gelbo flex, hot tack and package burst/creep testing to evaluate end-use seams and heat seals.

The new Mocon Permatran 33/3 MG Plus can measure water vapor transmission rate, to determine the shelf life of packaging. A Mocon Ox-tran 1X-2/21 ML can determine the oxygen transmission rate, giving information about shelf life.

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