The printing industry is under continual pressure to deliver high quality print, ever more quickly and competitively. Downtime between print runs costs money. Peristaltic hose and tube pumps from the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group provide the performance and reliability the print industry needs.
Extending the shelf-life of perishable foods. Changing the atmosphere inside the packaging the shelf life of many fresh products can be extended. For example, by decreasing the amount of oxygen and increasing the carbon dioxide the shelf life of many fruits may be significantly improved. Using various gas combinations it is also possible to slow down the growth of bacteria and extend the shelf-life of other perishable foods like meat, fish and vegetables.
The measurement of oxygen and water vapor permeation is often critical in medical and pharmaceutical applications; to prevent contamination, to extend the shelf life and potency of drugs and to ensure powders do not clog. Systech`s permeation analyzers and corresponding software conform to 21CFR Part 11.
For packaging film barriers, the Systech Illinois range of water vapor permeation analyzers offer a wide measurement range with precision temperature, humidity and flow control. These analyzers utilise the Coulometric P2O5 sensor, which is more sensitive and stable than infra-red and does not require calibration. The P2O5 is the primary method for absolute moisture measurement.