Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of films and sheetings

Determination of the oxygen transmission rate through films and sheet-like materials. The measurement is done on two parallel samples simultaneously. Oxygen barriers are important, especially in the food packaging industry, where the shelf life of products can be significantly increased by limiting the amount of oxygen that gets in contact with the product. The measurement conditions (temperature and relative humidity) can be chosen according to the intended use of the material. Typically oxygen permeability is measured at 23 °C and 0 % relative humidity as per ASTM D 3985. In moist conditions, for example, 38 °C and 90 % relative humidity, standard ASTM F 1927 is used. Please disclose the desired temperature (from 10 to 38 °C) and relative humidity (from 0 %, and 20 to 90 %) upon ordering. This measurement is applicable for films with OTR values between 0.05 to 20 000 cm3 / (m2 * day).

Suitable sample matrices
Films of different materials and coated surfaces such as cardboard. Surfaces of the material needs to be smooth. Maximum thickness 2.5 mm. The expected OTR values should be between 0.05 to 20 000 cm3 / (m2 * day).
Minimum sample amount
Two sheets sized 12 cm x 12 cm. Preferrably a few extra samples in addition to this.
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
0.05–20 000 cm3 / (m2 × 24h)
Quality system
Accredited test method, Accredited testing laboratory
Device families
ASTM D3985-17; ASTM F 1927-20
Method expert
Ville Roininen
Ville Roininen

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403 €
First sample: 403 €
Additional samples: 286 € per sample

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