US: New ASTM standard helps detect water vapor in packaging

25 June 2018

A new ASTM International standard ASTM F3299 provides a new way to test for water vapor transmission through flexible barrier materials using electrolytic detection sensors. According to ASTM International member Victor Kofman, water vapor transmission can have a negative impact on food, pharmaceuticals, and other products in the package. “Historically, there was only one commercially available type of instrument that was compliant to a consensus standard based on an InfraRed sensor,” says Kofman. This new standard could now support instruments that use alternate sensor technology that Kofman says could be both more sensitive and less expensive (News Release ASTM, 1 June 2018).
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