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PTI-Europe, a subsidiary of Ohio-based Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), has established a Mocon-certified permeation-testing laboratory at its facility in Yverdon, Switzerland.PTI-Europe will now offer oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor permeation testing for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible packaging materials and finished packages using Mocon's Ox-Tran and permatran units.

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PTI-Europe opens Mocon-certified package permeation testing lab

PTI-Europe, a subsidiary of Ohio-based Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), has established a Mocon-certified permeation-testing laboratory at its facility in Yverdon, Switzerland.

PTI-Europe will now offer oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor permeation testing for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible packaging materials and finished packages using Mocon's Ox-Tran and permatran units. 

PlasticTechnologiesMOCON-certifiedlab.jpgThe Mocon certification means that PTI-Europe technicians have been trained on Mocon corporate test lab methods, protocols, and record keeping to ensure quality and equivalency, according to the news release.

"Mocon is recognized worldwide as the leader in permeation testing instrumentation for food, pharmaceutical, beverage, medical applications.  Our association with this well-respected company will now enable PTI-Europe's brand owner customers to have one-stop access to the gold standard in permeation testing," said Thierry Fabozzi, managing director, PTI-Europe. 

The facility will target multinational brand owners who want to make sure that the testing standards they have established in other parts of the world can be repeated in Switzerland, the company stated.

"Mocon certification assures that companies using PTI-Europe's facility will get the same level of service and quality they would find at any Mocon laboratory anywhere in the world," said Alan Shema, product manager for consulting and testing services, Mocon.

He said PTI-Europle plans to offer this program to other laboratories and institutions in Europe, as well as worldwide.  

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