C390 Water Vapor Transmission Rate Test System, is designed and manufactured based on infrared sensor method and conforms to the requirements of ISO 15106-2/ASTM F1249. This instrument can be used to measure the water vapor transmission rate of barrier materials with high, medium and lower moisture barrier properties with a wide testing range and high testing efficiency. The instrument is featured with patented design of integrated block consisting of 3 test cells. Equipped with high precision sensors and professional computer-controlled system, the instrument can regulate and control the temperature, humidity and flow rate properly, which guarantee the testing sensitivity and repeatability of test results. C390 is applicable to determination of water vapor permeability of plastic films, sheeting, paper, packages and other relative packaging materials in food, pharmaceutical, medical apparatus, daily chemical, photovoltaic and electronic industries, etc.
Table 1: Test Parameters Note1
|Parameter \ Model||C390M|
|Test Range||g/(m2·d) (Standard)||0.05 ~ 40|
|g/(pkg·d)(Package)||0.00025 ~ 0.2|
|Repeatability||g/(m2·d)||Bigger one of ±0.05 and 2%|
|Test Temperature||°C||10 ~ 55 ±0.2|
|Test Humidity||RH||5% ~ 90% ±1%, 100%|
|Additional Functions||Package Test (3L Max.)||Optional|
|Computer System required by GMP||Optional|
Table 2: Technical Specifications
|Test Chamber||3 test chambers|
|Specimen Size||108mm X 108mm|
|Standard Test Area||50cm2|
|Carrier Gas||99.999% High-purity Nitrogen (outside of supply scope)|
|Carrier Gas Pressure||≥0.28MPa / 40.6psi|
|Port Size||1/8 inch metal tubing|
The test specimen is mounted in the diffusion cell, which is subsequently divided into a dry chamber and a controlled-humidity chamber. The dry side of the specimen is swept by a flow of dry nitrogen, and the water vapor permeating through the specimen from the controlled-humidity chamber is carried by dry nitrogen to the infrared sensor where proportion electrical signals will be generated. The water vapor transmission rate is obtained by analyzing and calculating the electrical signals. For package specimen, the dry nitrogen flow inside the specimen while the outside of specimen is in high humidity environment.
This test instrument conforms to the following standards:
ISO 15106-2, ASTM F1249, GB/T 26253-2010, TAPPI T557, JIS K7129, YBB 00092003-2015
|Basic Applications|| |
Including plastic films, plastic composite films, paper-plastic composite films, geomembranes, coextruded films, aluminized films, aluminum foil, aluminum composite films, glass fiber paper composite films and many other film materials
Including PP, PVC, PVDC, metal foil, film and silicon wafers
Including paper and paper board e.g. tobacco packaging paper, paper plastic composite film
Plastic, rubber, paper, paper-plastic composite, glass and metal packages, e.g. Coke bottles, peanut oil packages, Tetra Pak materials, vacuum bags, metal three-piece cans, plastic packages for cosmetic, soft tubes for toothpaste, jelly and yogurt cups
|Extended Applications|| |
Test water vapor permeability of different package caps against water vapor
Including solar back-sheets and related packaging material
Including LCD monitor and films used for LCD monitor
Including various pipes e.g. PPR pipes
Test water vapor permeability of blister pack
Including aseptic wound protecting films, face masks, and protective clothing materials
Test the water vapor permeability of battery plastic cell
The instrument uses Labthink’s new generation water vapor analytical sensor, which is developed by Labthink Global Research & Development Center, collecting top class scientific and technical achievements in Chinese and American sensor technology fields. With core sensor technology, the precision and stability reach world advanced level.
With 30 years’ experience, Labthink has most mature and reliable manufacturing technology of gas permeability testing instruments. Labthink provides customers with high-end barrier property testing instruments with best design, best material, best performance and best sensor by continuously adjusting the details, completing the designs and improving the performance.
By studying various test methods of water vapor transmission rate, Labthink manufactures many water vapor permeability testing instruments based on ASTM E96/GB 1037 (gravimetric method), ISO 15106-2/ASTM F1249 (infrared sensor method), ISO15106-3 (electrolytic sensor method) and ISO15106-1/ASTME398 (humidity sensor method). Labthink has the most complete product line of water vapor permeability testing instruments in packaging industry worldwide.
Labthink is dedicated to providing customers with suitable products. From scientific tracing method to commercially applied method, from scientific research to quality control, you will finally find the products that are suitable for you. C390M Water Vapor Transmission Rate Test System is one of those products.
Note 1: The parameters in the table are measured by professional operator in Labthink laboratory according to relative requirements for laboratory standard conditions.
Note 2: DataShieldTM provides safe and reliable data application support. Multiple Labthink instruments can share one single DataShieldTM system which can be purchase as required.
Note 3: The described product features and test standards should be in line with Table 1: Test Parameters.