Food Engineering

Oxygen permeation system

January 1, 2009


A multi-station unit, Mocon’s OxyTraQ oxygen permeation system from Plastic Technologies, Inc. handles a wide range of containers from small barrier bottles to half-gallon jugs. Designed for manufacturers and fillers of beverage bottles, it is suited for testing/retesting oxygen scavenger bottles and film samples. Its purge rack system features container transfer units that eliminate the need for bottles to sit for weeks at a time to reach equilibrium; a bottle is mounted on the transfer unit and then placed on the purge rack where it is flushed with the same gas mixture used in the oxygen permeation system. Once the bottle reaches equilibrium, final permeation values can be generated in less than 1 day.

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