ASTM F2096 Bubble Emission Testing

When performing the bubble emission test according to ASTM F2096, the integrity of the packaging or sterile barrier is tested by means of applied internal pressure. For this purpose, the packaging film is pierced on one side with a cannula and air pressure is applied. The packaging is held under water and checked for emission of bubbles. In our setup, the internal pressure is measured directly with a second cannula and a digital barometer. 

In order to validate the method and set the necessary internal pressure, a hole is intentionally punched in the packaging with a 250 µm needle. The internal pressure must then be set high enough to produce a continuous flow of air bubbles. 

Contact us so we can test your packaging by means of the bubble emission test per ASTM F2096.