This two cell carbon dioxide transmission rate (CO₂TR) testing system for barrier films, package materials, and bottles is ideally suited for rapid prediction of product shelf life or checking the quality of incoming and outgoing packaging materials.

  • Computer controlled
  • Real-world temperatures
  • Two test cells per module
  • Windows® based software
  • Expandable up to 20 test cells (10 modules)
  • Easy to generate and interpret data with pre-programmed test formats
  • Results aid in structure development and prevent costly over packaging
  • Reduced errors due to software’s management of equilibrium and compensation for flow changes
  • Optional Package Environment Chamber (PEC) for controlled temperature package testing
  • Optional closure permeation cell
  • Repeatability: ±5% @ [333 cc/(m2 · day) for 4/41], [18,000 cc/(m2 · day) for 4/41T]
  • Temperature Range:
    • Films- (standard) 5C to 50C
    • Packages- (standard) room ambient, (optional) 10C – 40C
  • Test Sample Size:
    • Films- 4.25 in x 4.25 in (10.8 cm x 10.8 cm)
    • Packages – Up to 3 liters per package
  • Electrical Requirements:
    • Voltage- 120, 100, 220, or 240 VAC ±10%
    • Frequency- 50 or 60Hz
    • Power Consumption – 500 VA maximum

PERMATRAN-C 4/41

Barrier Quality Samples
cc/(m2 · day) cc/(100 in2 · day) cc/(pkg · day)
Standard 1 – 8,000 0.065 – 515 .005 – 40
Masked 10 – 80,000 0.65 – 5150 N/A

PERMATRAN-C 4/41 T

High Transmitter Samples
cc/(m2 · day) cc/(100 in2 · day) cc/(pkg · day)
Standard 4,000 – 155,000 258 – 10,000 20 – 775
Masked 40,000 – 1,550,000 2,580 – 100,000 N/A