Advancements in permeation testing technology can increase efficiency and improve packaging for manufactured food, says a recent Food Manufacturing article.

Foods with greater sensitivity to water and oxygen have historically taken longer to test using manual and instrumented testing methods. Now, increased automation and sensor capabilities are decreasing employee training and expertise requirements and cutting testing cycles by up to half.

The higher throughput achieved by these developments gives food manufacturers with access to newer technology more time to determine the best types of packaging to keep their foods fresh and safe.

Source: Food Manufacturing. How Developments in Permeation Testing are Driving Commercialization of Better Packages.