Ultrasound Inspection System offers pouch seal testing.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing non-contact airborne ultrasound, Seal-Scan(TM) Model 525 detects various types of seal defects in porous and non-porous materials. Offline system also provides advantage of identifying location and type of seal defects, which assists in determining how, when, and why package seals fail. Delivering quantitative traceable data, Model 525 is suitable for inspecting medical device pouches, pharmaceutical pouches, and food pouches.

Original Press Release:

PTI Will Showcase Seal-Scan(TM) Ultrasound Inspection System at WestPack for Non-Destructive Pouch Seal Testing

Tuckahoe, New York - PTI Inspection Systems will exhibit the Seal-Scan(TM) Model 525 Offline Seal Inspection System at the WestPack Show, February 9-11, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA in Booth 5473.

Seal-Scan(TM) has been a successful inspection solution for many types of pouches and flexible packaging. Applications include:

o Medical device pouches (joint replacements, stents and catheterization devices)

o Pharmaceutical pouches (transdermal patches, wound care products, dressings)

o Food pouches (seafood, pet food and other retortable products)

"Seal-Scan(TM) detects common pouch seal defects that can contribute to poor seal integrity and affect product quality, sterility and shelf-life," noted Jesse Sklar, PTI sales manager. "For packagers and processors, the key is to be able to identify and correct problems before package integrity gets out of control, and Seal-Scan(TM) technology is an excellent solution for both quality and process control."

Seal-Scan(TM) systems utilize non-contact airborne ultrasound to detect various types of seal defects in porous and non-porous materials. Seal-Scan(TM) has proven to be very successful in pouch seal inspection applications by offering:

o Improved detection capability from manual visual inspection.

o Seal verification and common defect detection (e.g. all channel defects, wrinkles, inclusions, weak seals, partial seals).

o Non-subjective results that are repeatable.

o Quantitative traceable data.

PTI Inspection Systems also offers Seal-Scan(TM) solutions for online seal integrity inspection. Seal-Scan(TM) Models 540 and 550 are two configurations that provide 100% in process seal integrity testing for pouches.

"Most package related product recalls are due to common in-process defects that are not reliably detected by offline or inline visual inspection methods", added Sklar. "The Seal-Scan(TM) 525 also provides the advantage of identifying the location and type of seal defects which assists in determining how, when and why package seals fail. The Seal-Scan(TM) 525 serves as an offline analytical tool for in-depth heat seal analysis that also pinpoints optimum sealing conditions: e.g. temperature, dwell time, etc."

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VeriPac Leak Testing

PTI Inspection Systems also offers inspection technologies for leak testing and package integrity testing of flexible and rigid packaging for the pharmaceutical, food and medical device industries. Package types include blisters, vials, ampoules, syringes, cups, bottles, trays, stick packs and sachets. VeriPac testers utilize the ASTM vacuum decay leak test method F2338-09 that is recognized by the FDA as a standard for package integrity testing. VeriPac systems provide repeatable, reliable results and can be incorporated into protocols at any point in the manufacturing process as they are non-destructive, non-invasive and require no sample preparation. VeriPac technology has been very successful at cost saving, waste reduction, and elimination of operator error.

For media inquiries, please contact Michelle Wolf: m.wolf@ptiusa.com. 973.252.6039 or 973.479.8626.

For product inquiries, please contact Jesse Sklar: j.sklar@ptiusa.com. 914.337.2005

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