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Instruments at Packlab

- GC-MS (PerkinElmer) fitted with SPME accessory

- GC (Clarus 600)-HS 40

- GC-FID (Perichrom)

- GC-TCD (Hewlett Packard 5890)

- HPLC-LC Module I plus (Waters)

 - Permeabilimeters for O2, CO2, water vapor (Extrasolution). Used to assess the barrier properties of both flexible films and tridimensional rigid bodies.

 - Dynamometer for large deformation analyses fitted with both 100 N and 5 kN load cells. Used for mechanical characterization of packaging materials

 - UV-Vis spectrophotometer Lambda 650 (PerkinElmer) fitted with a 150 mm Integrative Sphere. Used for optical characterization of packaging materials

 - UV-Vis spectrophotometer Lambda 25 (PerkinElmer) fitted with a 6 position temperature-controlled Peltier system. Used for liquid samples analyses

 - FT-IR Spectrum 100 (PerkinElmer) fitted with ATR (Ge/Ge) accessory. Used for packaging materials investigation as well as for thin coatings development

 - Thermo Scientific Haake Viscotester VT7 Plus Rotational Viscometer (Type: 7R) with a complete set of spindles (cylinder/spinning discs) and sample adapters for measuring small sample volumes (8 to 13 ml) for temperatures from -10 °C to 100 °C.

 - OCA 15 Plus dynamic contact angle and surface energy (DataPhysics Instruments GmbH). Used for surface characterization of packaging materials and coatings

 - Ultrasonic processor (Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH). Used for nanoclays exfoliation

 - Thermal heat-sealer Polikrimper TX/08 (Alipack srl) fitted with both smooth and rough plates, with adjustable temperature, pressure and dwell time of the sealing plates

- Automatic film applicator (Sheen Instruments) equipped with a set of horizontal rods to obtain different coating thickness

- Packaging machines (Tecnovac srl)for vacuum and MAP applications, coupled to a gas mixer (MAP Mix 9000 – PBI Dansensor)

- MAP Check Combi 9800-1 (PBI Dansensor)

 - Oxidation Test Reactor (OXITEST, Velp srl)

- Additional devices are: pH-meters, conductimeter, analytical balances, temperature-contolled ultrasonic baths, recirculating baths, magnetic stirrers/hot plates, overhead stirrers, climatic chambers, water activity analyzer, and home-made prototypes