Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of paper and board

Determination of the oxygen transmission rate of paper and cardboard materials. The test is performed on three identical samples to ensure repeatability.

Measurement conditions (temperature and relative humidity) can be chosen according to the intended use of the material. The oxygen transmission rate is typically measured at 23 °C and 0% relative humidity as per standard ASTM D3985. In moist conditions, for example at 38 °C and 90% relative humidity, standard ASTM F1927 is used.

Please disclose the desired temperature (from 5 °C to 95 °C) and relative humidity (either 0% or 10% to 90%) upon ordering.

This measurement is suitable for paper and board materials with OTR values between 0.05 to 5000 cm3/(m2 * day).

Suitable sample matrices
Paper and board materials consisting of single or multiple layers. Paper/board coated with glues or plastics is also suitable for this measurement. The maximum thickness is 3 mm.
Required sample quantity
Three A4 sized sheets
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Measurlabs validated method
Device types
Method expert
Ryan Johnsson
Ryan Johnsson

Pricing and online order

First sample (Excl. VAT):
552 €
Additional samples (Excl. VAT):
464 €per sample
Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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