Test Systems measure water vapor and O2 transmission rates.

Press Release Summary:

OX-TRAN® Model 702 and PERMATRAN-W® Model 700 feature COULOX® coulometric-type sensor for measuring oxygen and modulated infrared sensor for measuring water vapor. Seven-cell configuration allows 7 different structures to be tested independently. Pushbutton-actuated, pneumatic clamping device facilitates loading of material into cell and provides consistent pressure. Systems are suited for packaging applications where product is subjected to degradation by oxygen or moisture.

Original Press Release:

MOCON Unveils New Level of Precision, Ease of Use for Water Vapor, Oxygen Transmission Rate Measurement

Minneapolis, MN (January 6, 2004) -MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) launches an even more precise and efficient way to measure water vapor (WVTR) and oxygen (OTR) transmission rates via its new PERMATRAN-W® Model 700 and OX-TRAN® Model 702 units.

The testing systems feature MOCON'S proprietary, high accuracy COULOX® coulometric-type sensor for oxygen and modulated infrared for water vapor which brings measurement precision to an industry high. In turn, this allows R&D labs to make more informed decisions in structure development and for quality control to accurately determine the quality of its production. Oftentimes, the end result is significant long-term material cost savings.

The PERMATRAN-W® Model 700 and OX-TRAN® Model 702 systems are used to measure MVTR and OTR on a variety of flexible and rigid packaging structures including flat films, laminates, co-extrusions and bottles.

This new generation offers a seven (removable) cell configuration so that seven different structures can be tested independently. Another new design feature, a pneumatic clamping device that is push button actuated, makes it easier to load the material into the cell and provide consistent pressure-an asset to accurate and repeatable results.

Additionally, the systems incorporate computerized flow control of all gases (water vapor, oxygen and nitrogen), unlike traditional manually adjusted units.

The PERMATRAN-W® Model 700 and OX-TRAN® Model 702 software
incorporates a handy QuickStart feature which allows an operator to begin testing with only four mouse clicks. Security features to protect critical test set-ups and control multiple user situations are standard.

These systems are ideal for packaging applications in a variety of food, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors-as well as any other applications in which product is subjected to degradation by either oxygen or moisture.

MOCON is a leading provider of instrumentation and consulting and laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries worldwide. See www.mocon.com for more information.


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