Packaging Technologies & Inspection (PTI)


Press Release 02-06-12

Pouch Seal Quality Testing: Airborne Ultrasound vs. Traditional Testing Approaches
Upcoming Presentation During IFTPS Annual Meeting 2012

IFTPS

Tuckahoe, New York (February 6, 2012) - Oliver Stauffer of PTI Inspection Systems will give a presentation on "Pouch Seal Quality Testing: Airborne Ultrasound vs. Traditional Testing Approaches" during the IFTPS Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 6-9, 2012 at the Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel. This presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 at 8:30 am. Stauffer, vice president of inspection technologies for PTI, will review common inspection methods for inspecting pouches and airborne ultrasound technology for pouch seal inspection and as an in-depth process control tool.

Oliver Stauffer"Critical issues with retort pouches continue to be seal quality and pouch integrity," said Oliver Stauffer. "Detecting defects early on in the manufacturing process is critical to increasing output, reducing waste, while assuring product quality and shelf life. This presentation will provide an overview of Seal-Scan® ultrasound technology and the latest advancements for seal verification and defect detection including delaminations, inclusions, misaligned seals, incomplete seals, insufficient seal width, and many more."

PTI Inspection Systems will also have a tabletop exhibit during the Supplier Exhibit portion of the IFTPS event on March 7.


About IFTPS
IFTPS is an International Organization whose mission is to provide leadership and education for thermal processing specialists to enhance awareness and ensure public health safety by using the knowledge of a diverse membership through communication, networking, research and establishing best practices. IFTPS continues to operate exclusively for the purpose of fostering education and training for people interested in procedures, techniques and regulatory requirements for thermal processing of all types of food or other materials, and for the communications of information between its members and other organizations.

Visit: www.iftps.org.


About Oliver Stauffer
Oliver Stauffer received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan and completed his MBA at Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business. He worked for several years in analytical and R&D laboratories. His expertise and focus has primarily been new technologies and test method development specific to package testing. Stauffer joined PTI in 2005 as a member of the research and development team working on non-destructive testing of blister packaging. In 2006, he joined the sales team as sales/applications engineer for PTI Inspection Systems. He held the position of International Business Development Manager for PTI, focusing on global quality solutions for package inspection that are robust, faster, cleaner, cheaper to maintain, and that reduce manufacturing waste. In 2011, he was appointed vice president of Inspection Technologies.


About PTI Inspection Systems
PTI Inspection Systems is the leading manufacturer of non-destructive package inspection technologies for the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and container industries. We offer inspection systems for package integrity testing, seal integrity, leak testing and container closure integrity testing (CCIT). Our technologies exclude subjectivity from package testing, and use test methods that conform to ASTM standards. PTI Inspection systems provide repeatable, reliable results and can be used at any point in the manufacturing process as they are non-destructive, non-invasive and require no sample preparation.

Visit PTI Inspection Systems: www.ptiusa.com.


For more information, please contact Michelle Wolf: m.wolf@ptiusa.com. 973.252.6039 or 973.479.8626 or Oliver Stauffer: o.stauffer@ptiusa.com. 914-337-2005.


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