C360M Water Vapor Transmission Rate Test System, is designed and manufactured based on the gravimetric determination method and conforms to the requirements of ASTM E96. 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 features Labthink’s patented test chamber design with multiple test dishes. C360M is equipped with precision made test dishes, highly accurate balance, embedded professional software which supports automatic controlling of temperature, humidity and flow rate precisely and guarantees the testing sensitivity and repeatability of the test results. C360M is applicable to determination of water vapor permeability of plastic films, sheeting, paper, packages and other packaging materials in food, pharmaceutical, medical apparatus, building materials and consumer goods, etc.
Table 1: Test Parameters Note1
|Testing Efficiency||0.01g/(m2·day) ~ 0.5g/(m2·day)||>24 hours|
|0.0006g/(100in2·day) ~ 0.0323g/(100in2·day)|
|0.5 g/(m2·day)~5 g/(m2·day)||12 ~ 24 hours|
|0.0323g/(100in2·day) ~ 0.3225g/(100in2·day)|
|> 5 g/(m2·day)||≤8 hours|
|> 0.3225 g/(100in2·day)|
|Max. Test Range||Water Method||10000/n（1-6）g/(m2·day)|
|Desiccant Method||1200g/(m2·day) per piece|
|77g/(100in2·day) per piece|
|Test Temperature||°C||20 ~ 55 ±0.2|
|Test Humidity||RH||10% ~ 90% ±1%|
|Additional Functions||DataShieldTM Note2||Optional|
|Computer System required by GMP||Optional|
Table 2: Technical Specifications
|Test Method||Desiccant Method / Water Method|
|Standard Test Area||33cm2|
|Carrier Gas||Compressed Air|
|Drying of Carrier Gas||Long Service-life Desiccator (unnecessary to replace inner core)|
|Humidifying of Carrier Gas||High-efficiency mist-free humidity generator|
|Carrier Gas Pressure||≥0.6 MPa|
|Port Size||Φ6mm PU Tubing|
The test specimen is mounted in the test dish which contains water or desiccant inside. The test dish is placed in the test chamber with stable temperature, humidity and air flow. The water vapor permeates through the specimen and into the dry side. By measuring the weight changes of the test dish periodically, water vapor transmission rate and other parameters can be obtained.
ASTM E96, ASTM D1653, ISO 2528, TAPPI T464, DIN 53122-1, GB/T 1037, GB/T 16928, YBB 00092003-2015
|Basic Applications|| |
Plastic films, plastic composite films, paper-plastic composite films, coextruded films, aluminum coated films, aluminum foil composite films, glass fiber aluminum foil paper composite films and many other film materials
PP, PVC and PVDC sheeting, metal foils, rubber pads and other sheeting materials
Aluminum coated paper for cigarette, paper aluminum plastic composite film and other paper and paperboards
Textiles and nonwoven fabrics
|Extended Applications|| |
Geotextiles, felt, roofing and building materials, vapor barrier membranes, etc.
Aseptic wound protecting films, medical plasters and protective clothing materials
New Generation Test Chamber and Test Dishes
Patented test chamber and test dishes with advanced and thermodynamic designs ensure the uniform flow rate over the specimen surface, stable temperature and humidity, creating a uniform and stable testing environment. As a result, the test duration is shortened and the test results will be more accurate.
Excellent Testing Abilities of High and Low Barrier Materials
The testing conditions will be regulated precisely in real time, which ensures the high testing accuracy and repeatability of high and low barrier materials.
Automatic Controlling of Temperature, Humidity and Air Velocity
Labthink’s proprietary thermostat technology ensures that the test chamber is precisely temperature controlled and remains stable throughout the test.
Air velocity is monitored and regulated in real time.
High-efficiency and mist-free automatic humidity regulator meets the requirements for long-term continuous tests.
It is unnecessary to replace the inner core of the desiccator, which can continuously work for 20,000 hours.
Easy-to-use and High-efficiency System
The automatic test mode, combined with the instrument features, eliminates the need for manual adjustments to quickly obtain accurate results, saving training costs and releasing staff from manual monitoring so that they are available for other tasks.
The professional test mode provides flexible and rich instrument control functions to meet individual scientific research needs.
Unique, optional DataShieldTM system facilitates centralized management of user data. It supports a variety of formats of exported data. Reliable security algorithms are used to prevent data leakage. It supports universal wired and wireless LAN, optional private wireless network and third-party software.
User-oriented Service Concept
Adhering to our user-oriented service concept, Labthink has created a customization system that provides flexible and comprehensive customization services for the accommodation of non-standard specimens and packages.
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 should be in line with Table 1: Test Parameters.