MOCON, Inc. has established Advanced Packaging Solutions, designed as a first-of-its-kind, one-stop approach for the analysis of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc. and related packaging from raw material to transport to shelf life.
MOCON's reputation as setting the gold standard for packaging testing will now be expanded with the formation of Advanced Packaging Solutions. Going beyond existing services of barrier analysis, headspace, water vapor, leak detection, burst, creep, hot tack, seal strength, coefficient of friction and vacuum decay, Advanced Packaging Solutions now provides a single-entry point for virtually any type of testing which can impact shelf life.
"Historically, brand owners who needed different types of testing services would have to engage more than one company. For example, if you wanted to study food deterioration and shelf life, you would typically go to two places. For transportation concerns you would need a third service. This resulted in a longer testing timeline and much less coordination/ integration between testing phases and partners," said Alan Shema, product manager for consulting/testing services, MOCON.
Advanced Packaging Solutions will include:
MOCON's extensive package testing capability includes broad variety of types, substrates and components—flexible structures, rigid bottles, foil seals, pouches, aseptic boxes, trays and lidstock, etc. Analysis also includes headspace, oxygen and water vapor permeation, leak rate and hole size determination, burst, creep, seal strength, heal sealing, hot-tack, coefficient of friction, and vacuum decay.
MOCON is a leading provider of instrumentation and consulting and laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mocon.com.
SOURCE: MOCON, Inc.