Product Announcement from Wilks Enterprise, Inc.

IR Analyzers - Flexible Film Analyses...Portable-Image

Wilks Enterprise - With the worldwide market for flexible film packaging reaching upwards of $27 billion per year, there is a need for quick, on-site measurements to ensure a quality product. Typical analyses include determining thickness of core layer and proper lamination side on multi-layer films, verification of raw materials and film rolls, and formulation discrimination. Portable infrared analyzers, from Wilks Enterprise, can easily handle these analyzes on-site in the production area, on a loading dock or in a warehouse in a matter of minutes - eliminating the need to send samples to a laboratory and wait for results.

 For a single, repetitive analysis such as measuring nylon, EVA or EVOH in a multi-layer film, the portable InfraCal Filtometer with a fixed filter/detector can determine the thickness of the barrier layer as low as 0.1 mil in under a minute. It eliminates the need for using potentially-toxic solvents and measurement data correlates directly to gravimetric values. The InfraCal Filtometer is rugged, compact (6.5" x 6.5" x 5"), weighs less than 5 lbs, and requires just 12 volts of dc power - making it ideal for on-site or laboratory use. Its user-friendly operation allows production personnel to easily operate the analyzer with minimal training and obtain accurate measurements.

The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer is ideal for handling multiple flexible film measurements with one instrument. This spectral range analyzer utilizes a linear variable filter and a detector array, giving the ability to measure more than one component in the film sample. The advantage of such a filter-based spectrometer is there are no moving parts making it a compact, rugged, portable analyzer with a simplified PC interface that is easy for non-technical personnel to operate on-site or in a lab - at a cost less than most other analytical measurement techniques.

For further information on the InfraCal Filtometer and InfraSpec Spectrometer for flexible film measurements, please contact: Wilks - A Spectro Inc. Company., 25 Van Zant Street, Ste. 8F, E. Norwalk, CT 06855 USA, TEL: 203-855-9136, FAX: 203-838-9868, Email:,

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