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ASTM issues oxygen headspace test

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Intl.'s Sub Committee F02.40 on Package Integrity approved ASTM Intl. standard F 2418-08 that covers a procedure for the determination of the oxygen concentration within a sealed package without opening or compromising the package's integrity.

ASTM, a voluntary standards development organization, says that the standard has application in package permeability studies, leak detection, efficacy of modified atmosphere process packaging, and storage studies.
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