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Bubble Emission Test

Bubble Emission Test

The Bubble Emission test determines package integrity for porous and non-porous materials. It meets the requirements of regulatory agencies to demonstrate package integrity. Nelson Laboratories complies with ASTM 2096 and ISO 11607 “Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices,” and we are actively involved in the ASTM committees.

Applicable Standards

  • ASTM F2096
  • ISO 11607

Test Options

Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product.

Code Test TAT (days) Request Quote
PKG260 Packaging: Bubble emission, ASTM F2096, per pouch 4 Add
PKG260 - Packaging: Bubble emission, ASTM F2096, per pouch
4 days

Study Outline

The Bubble Emission test begins by setting the pressure gauge to 10 + 2 inches of water. A packaging port is attached to the center of the sample and a probe is inserted through the port. The package is then submersed into an immersion fluid and inflated. Evidence of bubble emission through the package is considered a failure.

Please see our Packaging Validation matrix for more information.