ASTM WK49124

    New Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate through Packages Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F02.10 | Committee F02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method covers a procedure for the determination of the steady-state rate of transmission of water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) into or out of packages under specific environmental conditions.


    F-1249, Flexible Packaging Materials; Infrared Sensors; Permeability; Physical Properties; Polymer films and sheeting; Package; Bottle; Pouch; Tray; Blister Cavity; Seal; Closure and Tubing


    Water ingress or egress is a critical measurement to gauge the shelf-life of many water sensitive products including : food, pharmaceuticals and electronics.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Joel Fischer

    Draft Under Development