MOCON’s Consulting & Testing Services offers standard permeation testing. These services are primarily accomplished on MOCON manufactured equipment for the testing of water vapor, oxygen and carbon dioxide transmission rates. They are performed in accordance with established industry accepted methods for both sample preparation and analysis.

WVTR and OTR Testing for Films/Barriers, Materials and Packages

  • Conforms to many industry test standards such as ASTM, ISO, and more.
  • Test permeability of your films/barriers to ensure package integrity
  • Great option if you have a change in your barrier material(s) and need to ensure the quality of your barrier
  • Perfect solution for those who have to change suppliers and need to qualify materials from new suppliers to ensure they meet your requirements
  • Great for those who don't have an in-house lab or need quick turnaround

We are able to test many applications:

  • Food/Beverage Packaging/Films
  • Aluminum foil and metalized PET-Film (PET-met)
  • Laminated Films
  • Multilayer Films
  • OLED/Electronic devices
  • Flexible and Rigid Packaging
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Packaging/Films
  • Many other applications..

Our labs are located all over the world with locations in Minnesota, Colorado, Germany, China, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Poland, India and the United Kingdom. They serve a diverse client base, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, electronic manufacturers, food processors, the paper industry and various other specialty manufacturers.

MOCON's Consulting & Testing Laboratory in Minneapolis, MN is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory, as issued by A2LA, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.*  Learn More

Not all testing listed on our website is included in our A2LA Scope of Accreditation.  Please consult A2LA Certificate #4231.01 for a list of accredited tests.

Testing for...

Water Vapor Permeation Rates

  • ASTM E96
  • ASTM E398
  • ASTM F1249
  • ASTM D6701
  • Tappi T557
  • Tappi T523
  • ISO 15106
  • JIS K7129

Carbon Dioxide Permeation Rates

WVTR down to 0.0005 gm/(m² • d)

USP 661/671 testing

Film thickness

Oxygen Permeation Rates

  • ASTM D3985
  • ASTM F1307
  • ASTM F2622-8
  • ASTM F1927

Testing of both flat films and packages

OTR down to 0.0005 cc/(m² • d)

Gelbo-Flex testing

Headspace for O₂, CO₂ and CO