ASTM D3079 - 94(2009)e1

    Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Flexible Heat-Sealed Packages for Dry Products

    Active Standard ASTM D3079 | Developed by Subcommittee: F02.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This test method determines the water vapor barrier properties of the package. With proper precautions and background experience, reproducible results can be obtained to aid in the selection of proper package materials required to provide the product shelf-life desired. This test method may be used to establish a performance specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of water vapor transmission for flexible heat-sealed packages under specified conditions of exposure.

    Note 1—Adequate heat-seal efficiency should be determined prior to this test method.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3079-94R09E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3079-94(2009)e1, Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Flexible Heat-Sealed Packages for Dry Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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