Accession Number:

AD0748096

Title:

Study of a Nondestructive Test for Determining the Volume of Air in Flexible Food Packages

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A nondestructive method to determine the volume of air in hermetically sealed flexible packages was studied for its applicability as an acceptance test in specifications. Extensive data was obtained with three size packages formed from a flexible laminate material. Packages contained the test medium bentonite as a food simulator. It was found that the results obtained with three size packages formed from a flexible laminate material. Packages contained the test medium bentonite as a food simulator. It was found that the results obtained with the nondestructive test correlated favorably with findings of the standard destructive test method and were repeatable for air volumes not exceeding 30 ml, readings were generally repeated to within 1 ml. This nondestructive test has the potential for cost savings in testing. Furthermore, it does not require the use of highly skilled technical personnel or elaborate test apparatus.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE