US: New ASTM standard helps identify leaks in packages

26 April 2018

A new ASTM International test method helps identify leaks in packages, which is important for supporting quality and safety of various products. The “Mass extraction container closure integrity test method” allows manufacturers to identify very small packaging defects without affecting a package’s contents (non-destructive test method).
The process involves putting the package into a vacuum test chamber with an Intelligent Molecular Flow Sensor between the chamber and vacuum reservoir system to measure leakage. Mass extraction can be configured to detect defects as small as one micrometer or larger depending on the container’s leak tightness requirements (News Release ASTM, 27 March 2018).
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