INFICON ( introduces the Contura S400 leak detector for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) as well as flexible packages and will showcase it for the first time in North America at PACK EXPO International 2018.

Already commercialized in Europe, the Contura S400 offers a faster, easier and cost-effective alternative to water baths and gas-based testing. It detects both gross and fine leaks quickly and reliably, avoiding the need for two separate machines. In addition, the system does not use test gas and eliminates the damage to packaging that can often occur with other leak detection methods. The leak detector is ideal for a variety of dry food applications including coffee, meat, poultry, baked goods, snack foods, confectionery/candy, cheese, grains and cereals, prepared food and produce.

“Leaks in MAP and flexible packaging are typically detected in sealed seams and downgauged packaging materials,” said Bill Burnard, Vacuum Control Sales and Business Development Manager - North America. “The Contura® S400 relies on a proprietary differential pressure method to identify leaks – both large and small. This unique, non-destructive approach allows dry food manufacturers to efficiently and accurately determine if hermetically sealed packages are airtight before they ever reach the market.”

Visit INFICON at PACK EXPO International (October 14-17, 2018; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL) at Booth E-8563.