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Labthink International,Inc.

200 River's Edge Drive, Medford, MA, 02155, USA

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Labthink Permeability Proficiency Service

Press release date: March 4, 2014

1. Background and Introduction

Scientific data is usually obtained through measurements. The competency of a laboratory is evaluated by the accuracy of its testing data. For the same test item, distinct test principles or test methods may be used by the test operators. However there is no one uniform standard by which the accuracy of the test results can be evaluated. Some laboratories which own the testing instruments to test OTR and WVTR of the films also face this problem. It has become an obstacle in R&D, quality control and standard drafting for the film manufacturers. By now, most of the laboratories evaluate their test results through inter-laboratory comparisons.

Today the testing technology and testing instruments for barrier properties are developing dramatically. In order to provide a valuable reference value for data accuracy, Labthink will launch its bi-annual permeability proficiency service since 2014. Some experts in packaging industry are invited as our consultants to guarantee the accuracy and fairness of this event.

2. Registration Time

From March 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014

3. Test Items & Test Standards

3.1. Water Vapor Transmission
ISO 2528:1995 -- Sheet materials--Determination of water vapour transmission rate -- Gravimetric (dish) method
ASTM E96/E96M-12 -- Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials -- Gravimetric method
ISO 15106-3:2003 -- Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of water vapour transmission rate --Part 3: Electrolytic detection sensor method
ISO 15106.2:2003 -- Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of water vapour transmission rate -- Part 2: Infrared detection sensor method
ASTM F1249-13 -- Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
ASTM E398-13 -- Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Sheet Materials Using Dynamic Relative Humidity Measurement
ISO 15106.1:2003 --Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of water vapour transmission rate -- Part 1: Humidity detection sensor method

3.2 Oxygen Gas Transmission
ASTM D1434-82(2009)e1 -- Standard Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
ISO 15105.1-2007 -- Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of gas-transmission rate --Part 1: Differential-pressure methods
ASTM D3985-05(2010)e1 -- Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Coulometric Sensor
ISO 15105-2:2003 -- Plastics -- Film and sheeting -- Determination of gas-transmission rate -- Part 2: Equal-pressure method

For more information about Labthink Permeability Proficiency Service, please visit http://www.labthinkinternational.com.cn/testing/permeability-proficiency-service.html.

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