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Guelph Food Technology Centre partners with Mocon for permeability testing lab

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has partnered with testing instrument supplier Mocon Inc. to establish a certified permeation testing lab at the GFTC headquarters.


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May 15, 2011 by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has partnered with testing instrument supplier Mocon Inc. to establish a certified permeation testing lab at the GFTC headquarters.

The move allows the Guelph, Ont.-based GFTC to run tests on flexible packaging applications with Mocon’s oxygen and moisture permeation units. According to the GFTC, the units offer greater sensitivity but also higher throughput than what was previously available at its facility. Additionally, packages can be tested at specific humidity levels and temperatures.

“For Canadian companies interested in purchasing Mocon instrumentation for their own facility, the GFTC lab gives them a chance to demo instrumentation in a geographically-convenient location before committing to a purchase,” said a GFTC press release. “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 Canada.”

Mocon is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.

The GFTC assists more than 1,500 companies each year, providing services in food safety, quality consulting and auditing, training, product development, packaging, labeling and sustainability.