F0022 - Flexseal
IDM Instruments, in conjunction with AMCOR Researchand Technology, have designed and manufactured FLEXSEAL, an advanced leak detection system designed for monitoring the seal performance of flexible and semi rigid packages. The Necessity for Flexseal: The design and development of the packaging system has come under close scrutiny with a great deal of emphasis placed on the integrity of the final product. Although factors such as type of package, materials of construction, size and des...
IDM Instruments, in conjunction with AMCOR Researchand Technology, have designed
and manufactured FLEXSEAL, an advanced leak detection system designed for monitoring
the seal performance of flexible and semi rigid packages.
Kufunikira kwa Flexseal:
The design and development of the packaging system has come under close scrutiny with
a great deal of emphasis placed on the integrity of the final product. Although factors such
as type of package, materials of construction, size and desired outcome all add to the equation
za phukusi kukhulupirika kusintha, chisindikizo kutayikira mphamvu ndi chinthu chofunika.
FLEXSEAL was developed in responseto an industry wide need for improved quality
assurance of packaged foodproducts. FLEXSEAL is a useful tool for the manufacturer
of product, needing an airtight package, where protection of the internal product from
zinthu zachilengedwe pofuna mapeto wosuta cha khalidwe.
Once all considerations of package material and design have been finalised and a validated
sealing process employed, one of the ways of effectively monitoring the integrity of the
package is to test the condition of the seal via FLEXSEAL. Other testing methods, such
as the Hot Tack Test, can evaluate the strength of the seal, whereas FLEXSEAL can
detect the integrity of the seal ie: the seal may be strong but will still allow air to pass
FLEXSEAL provides the user with a valuable visual method of determining the
umphumphu wa phukusi ndi chisindikizo.
The simple process is quick and easy to monitor the heat-sealing process in
Allows rapid detection of failures.
Enables early corrective action to be taken.
Adjustable air pressure.
Other Kuyesedwa Njira:
Some testing labs use Dye Penetration to test the seal integrity. A low surface-tension
solution and dye indicatoris used to flow through any channels in the seal. Although this
is a sensitive leak indicator, it is very slow andchosokonekera zotsatira mofulumira mzere ulimi.
The Vacuum Leak test involves submersing the package in water in such a way that it is
difficult to detect the location of the leak. The vacuum method has been shown to be
an inadequate test to accurately qualify and quantify the seal performance of snack bar
products. Again, like the dye penetration test, the vacuum leak test is more time consuming
than using FLEXSEAL and not suitable for porous material.
Tracer Gas Systems have proven to be not only expensive, but complex and present many
mavuto kumene reproducibility ndi tcheru kwambiri zotsatira za kuyezetsa.
FLEXSEAL operates up to 50 programmable menus involving various selections of
submersion nthawi, ntchito mpweya ndi kusankha mankhwala. Pamene woyendetsa ali
loaded the menu relevant to the product under examination, FLEXSEAL can proceed
to perform the test cycle. The product will then be subjected to selected air pressure
while submerged in a bath of water, where the operator can view the location and leak
mlingo wa thovu aliyense wochokera phukusi. FLEXSEAL can also be used to determine
ndi ingayambe ndi katundu mkangano zisindikizo. Awa ndi zinthu zina ziwiri zofunika kwambiri kukhulupirika chisindikizo.
FLEXSEAL, being very economical in comparison, is the quickest and easiest visual way
to test the integrity of flexible and semi rigid packages, although it is not the only test
anafunika kudziwa wonse phukusi okhulupirika.