MOCON, Inc. has established multiple in-house package testing laboratories (United States, Germany and China) which allow companies to “test drive” instrumentation before they purchase. These new laboratories give potential purchasers the opportunity to challenge multiple pieces of instrumentation with their testing objectives. (Capabilities include headspace, water vapor, leak rate and hole size determination, burst, creep, seal strength, heal sealing, hot-tack, coefficient of friction, vacuum decay and shelf-life analysis.) The tests are conducted by a trained technician. The customer receives a detailed report showing the number of packages tested, how many samples were taken of each, the package size, the type of instrument used to conduct the test(s) (including the serial number) and the results from each sample.