ASTM F1294 Water Vapor Permeability tester for plastic films and sheeting

ASTM F1294 Water Vapor Permeability tester for plastic films and sheeting

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Precision Water Vapor Permeability Tester of Packaging Film Barriers.

The W3/230 Water Vapor Pemeability Tester utilises the sensitive and stable infrared sensor for absolute moisture measurement. This Water Vapor Permeation Testing Instrument offers a wide measurement range of 0.1~1000g/m²/day and precision temperature, humidity and flow control. Providing accurate and repeatable results for research and development testing of water transmission rate (wvtr) in both current and newly formulated packaging film materials and fast testing for Quality Control.


Gas:Water Vapor
Measurement range (Film):0.1 ~ 1000 g/m2·24h
Measurement range(Packages:0.0001 ~ 0.2 g/pkg·d
Test temperature range:15°C ~ 55°C
Test RH range:0%RH, 35%RH ~ 90%RH, 100%RH
Dimensions:690 mm (L) x 350 mm (W) x 360 mm (H)
Weight:70 kg

Features and Benefits

  • Easy to use operator interface
  • Simple to operate due to the high degree of automation
  • Fast and accurate test results
  • Broad testing range covering low and high permeability
  • Automatic equilibrium detection
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Easy set-up of test parameters and sample data
  • Complete traceability in test documentation, data logging and error reports
  • Easy to use test sample holders
  • RS232 interface for communication with PC
  • Built-in printer
  • Low degree of maintenance


  • Films
  • Barriers on SiOx substrate
  • Metallized packaging foils
  • Impermeable fabrics
  • Surgical and hygienic membrance
  • PUR-coated farbrics for nursing
  • Roofing felt and roofing water vapour barrier
  • Stable fibre coatings and coated paper