Proper packaging procedures are an important aspect of any industry. Now ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging has developed a new standard for a relatively new packing technology, airborne ultrasound. F3004, Test Method for Evaluation of Seal Quality and Integrity Using Airborne Ultrasound, was developed by Subcommittee F02.40 on Package Integrity.
“Airborne ultrasound has been on the market for over a decade now and has a very specific
niche in the flexible packaging industry,” says Oliver Stauffer, chief operating officer, PTI
Inspection Systems, and an F02 member. “It is one of the few solutions that nondestructively
measures the physical integrity and quality of a flexible packaging seal.”