MOCON has decided to expand out of its primary business of manufacturing instrumentation and break into new territory in providing testing and consulting services.
The company, which makes a wide range of laboratory testing equipment (such as permeation, gas analysers, gauging instruments, leak detectors, seal strength, head space analysers etc), said that the move would help its customers in the packaging industry shorten the time to market for new projects.
"Although there are many testing and consulting services available to packaging professionals, those offered by MOCON take on a unique perspective because they are offered by the company that manufactures the leading instrumentation devices," claimed the company.
MOCON will offer the following testing/consulting services for films or finished packages (flexible, semi-rigid, rigid) include:
- odour analysis;
- permeation analysis, including oxygen and water vapour transmission rates to predict shelf life;
- microbiological activity;
- distribution studies; after primary package testing is concluded, MOCON can track performance through the distribution cycle;
"By out sourcing the package evaluation process to MOCON, packagers can shorten their 'speed to market' cycle," it said.