Oxipack leak detection BV

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Telephone +31 88 6957200

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.02  Leackage test systems/devices

Our products

Product category: Leackage test systems/devices

Testing flexible packaging for leaks

The Stationary Leak Tester has been specially developed for off-line sample testing of flexible packaging. Using this equipment you can manually test packaging that has small amounts of air in it or packaging that contains inert gas. As modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) with a protective atmosphere. These could be packets of grated cheese, nuts, part-cooked bread, coffee pods or pet food.

By carrying out systematic tests for leaks, you minimise the percentage of leaking packaging, prevent complaints about poorly sealed packets and reduce food wastage.

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices

Testing rigid packaging

How do you test airtight packaging that has a rigid form for leaks? Packaging with a solid, rigid form cannot be tested with the Stationary Leak Tester, the membranes would not fit properly. For this type of rigid packaging that contains air or an inert gas, we have developed a different kind of leak tester that snugly envelopes the shape of the packaging as closely as possible.

What types of packaging?
This model uses specially made to measure mould inserts to test for leaks on a range of rigid products. In this way Nespresso coffee cups, blister packs of tablets, coffee pods or ready meal trays can be simply tested to check if they are airtight.

Even cans of milk powder can be tested
For applications involving, for example, cans of milk powder, a special Can Leak Tester has been developed with a rubber membrane. This membrane exactly mirrors the shape of the can.

The Can Leak Tester also uses pressure differences to test for leaks. With this model a bell jar containing a flexible rubber membrane in the same shape as the can drops down over the packaging. A vacuum is then created in the surrounding space. If the can has a leak this is shown by a change in the pressure in the measuring bell jar. The packaging itself remains intact.


  • For random sample testing.
  • Tests rigid packaging that contains a set quantity of air or inert gas (MAP).
  • The measurement chamber can be precisely customised using various moulds and/or membranes for a variety of packaging.
  • The robust leak tester is ideally suited to testing in an industrial environment.
  • Within thirty seconds a pressure difference of 700 mbar is created. By doing this it is possible to detect leaks right down to 10 µm.
  • Simple to operate: a green light indicates if the packaging is sound and a red light indicates a leak.

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices

Testing vacuum packed food for leaks

A microscopically small leak in a vacuum package is hard to trace. In some cases micro leaks can only be detected by queezing the package 24 to 48 hours after packaging. Then they feel soft. But Oxipack provides a quick alternative solution!

How it used to go (and sometimes still does)
To eliminate possible leaks in the vacuum packaging, rows of pallets of packaged products often were stored temporarily one or two days and nights. After which a selection was checked manually to feel if there were any soft bags.
This postponed testing represents a substantial production risks. If the person who verifies finds too many leaky packages the consequence might be that all packaging produced in the meantime has to be rejected. In many cases these will then have to be cut open and repacked again if possible, or be discarded as waste. 

Immediately after sealing
At the time we developed our leak detection method for the famous Dutch coffee roaster Douwe Egberts. This invention made it possible to determine whether a package leaks or not – shortly after the vacuuming and sealing. Which is long before anyone might observe this by squeezing the packages.

This method is further developed by Oxipack, resulting in the very reliably operating Vacuum Leak Tester.  Now you can test samples for leaks regularly with this device, right after packaging. As a result the temporary storage can be greatly reduced or even become superfluous. This contributes to a tight Lean Six Sigma supply chain management.


  • The Vacuum Leak Tester has been operating for years now in the coffee industry without any problems.
  • For random sample testing.
  • Testing of vacuum packaging that contains a slight amount of air or inert gas in between the product, for example ground coffee.
  • The measuring chamber and the membrane can be made to precisely fit the packaging that needs to be tested.
  • Within thirty seconds a pressure difference of 700 mbar is created. By doing this it is possible to detect leaks right down to less than > 10 µm.
  • Simple to operate: a green light indicates if the packaging is sound and a red light indicates a leak.

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices

Inline leak detection

Are you looking for a completely automated inline leak detection method? Oxipack can develop inline leak test systems that can be fully integrated into the packaging production line. Thus for instance 1 out of 60 packages can be tested for a leak in a production line that produces 120 packages per minute.

Full testing of packaging can be carried out as well. We have developed an inline application that allows you to test 60 packages a minute.

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Company news




Jan 20, 2017

Friends of Oxipack honorary position in new location

Exactly two years after the previous move Oxipack has moved to a building that is three times as large.

The new premises offer the coming years plenty of space for the realization of developments that have been put into motion the last four years, and for further growth. An increasing number of large packaging industries and food producers rely on the expertise of Oxipack.

Beside ordering stand-alone leak detection devices, these industries want to deploy 100% leak detection solutions, in order to meet even higher quality levels. These parties need both a knowledge partner as a smart thinking developer, who is able to invent the equipment and engineer and manufacture it as well.

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About us

Company details

Oxipack is a specialist in non-destructive leak detection in airtight or vacuum packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries. With unique, accurate leak test equipment and advise, Oxipack offers support to the packaging industry all around the world. Packaging companies from all over Europe and far beyond, get in touch with Oxipack for efficient leak detection solutions.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals