Perm cups are used to determine the permeability of films to the vapor of water and other liquids including paint, varnish, thin plastic films and other types of sheets thin enough to be tightly sealed in place across the face of the cup. Permeability is expressed as the weight of a vaporous material that passes through a specified area and thickness of free film within a specified time interval under controlled conditions.
The GARDCO Perm Cup is made up of three basic parts. The cup top surface, as well as both surfaces of the clamp ring are smoothly finished to provide a tight seal against the product under test. Two gaskets with the same dimensions as the clamp ring, except for thickness, are furnished for use with rough or uneven materials to insure complete sealing. Extending upward from the face of the cup are two stainless steel pins which closely engage the clamp ring, and any gaskets used, to prevent movement with respect to the test material as the cap is tightened against the cup. The cap design permits use of longer pins than possible with earlier models to accommodate thicker sample and gasket combinations. Some Perm Cup features include: