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INNEAPOLIS, MN | MOCON, an international provider of instruments and services for testing, measuring, and analyzing invisible gases, announces the global launch of the OX-TRAN 2/12 oxygen permeation instrument. 

“Unlike many other food products which require higher barrier films to extend shelf life, produce has a much shorter shelf life and it requires higher transmitter materials that can breathe in order to prevent premature spoilage,” says Ryan Holland, product manager, permeation, MOCON. “Not having a good handle on your material transmission rates can result in shelf life of a couple of days versus a couple of weeks that is necessary for the packer-to-consumer lifecycle. For example, a film batch that is off by 10 percent could have a devastating impact on an already narrow shelf life window.”

Company says at the core of the new OX-TRAN 2/12 is simplified setup. The new instrument was designed to produce results quickly, with minimal effort, to increase efficiency. A new user interface, coupled with increased automation, reportedly makes testing easier than ever before, with less skill required.

The OX-TRAN 2/12 is said to be well suited for brand owners as well as film manufacturers and converters who either use or sell flexible materials for produce applications. Using the instrument across the supply chain helps ensure that quality standards are being met at every stage of the process, company reports.

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