Industrial Production Processes and Leak Detection Associates partner in key global markets
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Industrial Production Processes and Leak Detection Associates partner in key global markets

Industrial Production Processes and Leak Detection Associates partner in key global markets

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Jack Daly

August 26, 2020

March 11, 2021
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In its first distribution agreement under the new brand, Industrial Production Processes (IPP) Ltd is now the official distribution partner of Leak Detection Associates (LDA) helium leak test systems in the UK and Ireland.

Leak Detection Associates manufactures high sensitivity leak detection systems for the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries. The most recent helium leak test system, the Seal Integrity Monitoring System (SIMS) 1284+, combines the latest in helium leak detection technology with the SIMS software for data collection and analysis. Using helium as a tracer gas, packages can be quantitatively tested to levels far exceeding bubble/dye penetration tests, as well as modern technologies with other unique applications, such as pressure decay, mass extraction, and high voltage leak detection. The systems follow guidelines set forth by USP 1207 and more specifically by ASTM F2391-05.

Quantitative leak rate data not only provides pass/fail package seal quality and container closure integrity, but allows for direct comparison across various packaging materials/forms, production line settings, and stability storage conditions. The technology and equipment can be used for package design, tooling qualification, production line setup and package quality monitoring.

Each SIMS 1284+ Helium Leak Testing instrument manufactured by Leak Detection Associates is custom built to client specific standards. Using uniquely designed test fixtures, the LDA SIMS 1284+ supports a full range of package systems, including cold form aluminum blisters, foil pouches, and glass and plastic vials, syringes, and cartridges requiring a higher level of seal and closure integrity to provide gas permeation or microbial ingress protection and security.

LDA CEO Brian Mulhall was enthusiastic about the new partnership, “Our strategic partnership with IPP in the UK and Ireland provides us with unparalleled expert knowledge in two key global markets and our customers with a comprehensive aftersales service.”

IPP’s Managing Director Jack Daly acknowledged Leak Detection Associates’ long standing reputation, “Leak Detection Associates has a strong history in custom built instrumentation. Our partnership also complements our existing range of Nikka and PTI container closure integrity testing (CCIT) equipment.”

About IPP:

With over 40 years’ experience, IPP (formerly APP in the UK and IPT Ltd trading as IPP in Ireland) is a technical distributor of manufacturing equipment to the electronics, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors across the UK and Ireland.

About Leak Detection Associates, LLC

For over 20 years, Leak Detection Associates has been the premier manufacturer of custom helium leak detection instruments for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and food packaging industries. LDA's well-established technology has been incorporated into ASTM and compendia guidance documents. This robust industry experience, combined with the advanced capabilities of the flagship SIMS 1284+ helium leak detection unit, provides companies with tools to quantitatively evaluate leakage, improve the package development cycle, establish manufacturing controls, and ultimately reduce risk to the product and consumer throughout the lifecycle.

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