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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

PTI President Speaks at National Seafood Conference

PTI – Packaging Technologies & Inspection4, Tuckahoe, NY, USA

Tuckahoe, NY (February 9, 2009) - Tony Stauffer, president of Packaging Technologies & Inspection, was invited to speak at the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) National Seafood Conference on February 4, 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina. Stauffer spoke about PTI’s Seal-Scan™ Non-Destructive Inspection Technology for pouch seal testing and analysis.

Tony StaufferStauffer stated, "Packaging various types of seafood including tuna, salmon and even whole fish filets in a pouch is becoming more and more popular. Seafood consumption is on the rise due to the many healthy benefits. Many consumers prefer the convenience of the pouch, and believe it’s the next best thing to fresh product."

Stauffer adds, "It's critical to confirm the processes used in retortable foods to insure food products are safely contained in the package before shipment. Using the proper inspection method to verify package and seal integrity is an important step in the manufacturing process and cannot be overlooked. PTI offers inspection technologies for retort packaging that are non-destructive, non-invasive and require no sample preparation." Stauffer adds, "Our inspection systems produce test results that are precise and repeatable with statistical data that really means something."

Stauffer discussed the patented technology and the many advantages, "Seal-Scan™ inspection systems utilize airborne ultrasound technology to test the integrity of heat seals of retort pouches and flexible packaging. Seal-Scan™ works with all materials and offers the unique ability to evaluate and analyze seal quality, pinpointing invisible seal defects that affect product quality, value and shelf-life. Seal-Scan™ detects seal defects that commonly occur in retort packaging such as contaminations in the seal area, channel leaks, delaminations, misaligned seals, bonding defects and many other defects that can contribute to poor seal integrity." Stauffer adds, "For packagers and processors, the key is to be able to identify and correct problems before package integrity gets out of control, and Seal-Scan™ technology is an excellent solution for both quality and process control."

Click here to download Tony Stauffer's presentation about Seal-Scan™ technology.

About PTI Inspection Systems

PTI Inspection Systems is a leading manufacturer of non-destructive inspection technologies for the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and container industries. Recognized as a thought leader in new delivery systems for seal, package and container integrity testing, PTI has set the standard for inspection systems that provide repeatable, reliable results. Having a PTI inspection solution in place for QA/QC process control guarantees that your package is “fit for purpose” from manufacturing through distribution.

About Tony Stauffer

For over 23 years, Tony Stauffer has focused on developing inspection technologies for the packaging industry that perform with a high degree of precision and reliability, and simplify testing and validation processes in the food, pharmaceutical, medical device and container industries. He has been awarded several U.S. patents for leak detection and seal integrity technologies and system designs.

He received an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Ingenieurschule Biel-Bienne in Switzerland. He has been President of Packaging Technologies & Inspection since 1985 which consists of the Inspection Systems and Packaging Systems divisions.

The NFI Conference on Seafood

The National Fisheries Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. NFI and its members are committed to sustainable management of our oceans and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Fisheries. The 2009 Conference on Seafood provided the opportunity to attend sessions presented by industry experts that featured a variety of scientific and technical topics to assist QC, R&D, and Product Development personnel.

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