PTI-Europe establishes MOCON-certified package permeation testing lab

PTI-Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastic Technologies, Inc.

(PTI), Holland, Ohio, has established a MOCON, Inc. Certified Permeation Testing Laboratory at its facility in Yverdon.

PTI has a global reputation as a thought leader in package development engineering. With many major brand owners on its client list, its new MOCON certification will allow the company to offer expanded testing and analysis capabilities.

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 highly-sensitive OX-TRAN® and PERMATRAN® units.

"MOCON is recognized worldwide as the leader in permeation testing instrumentation for food, pharmaceutical, beverage, medical, etc., 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.

In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment, certification means that PTI-Europe technicians have been trained on MOCON corporate test lab methods/protocols and record keeping to ensure quality and equivalency.

The facility also 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.

"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. "We plan on offering this program to other laboratories and institutions in Europe, as well as worldwide."
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