Minneapolis-based MOCON, Inc. created four global business units to better support its international food safety footprint.

“This reorganization has been driven by organic growth coupled with our recent acquisitions. By realigning our product portfolio, we will be better able to provide targeted product and service solutions, regardless of where in the world our customers are located. Our goal is to think globally and act locally,” says Don DeMorett, chief operating officer.

Key product offerings under the Permeation banner (based in Minneapolis) include instruments for analyzing film structures and packaging for oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor transmission. Also offered is testing for organic compounds and hazardous material transmission rates, as well as aroma, flavor, off odor and formulation analysis. In addition to instrumentation, this business unit offers standard and consulting testing services.

Package Testing, Ringsted, Denmark, includes headspace analysis instruments (oxygen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide), leak detection, package integrity, seal and burst testers, modified atmosphere gas analysis and in-line gas blenders and leak detectors.

The Industrial Analyzers business unit, based in Lyons, Colo., offers gas chromatography and continuous environmental air and water quality monitors. The product line also includes complimentary products such as multipoint samplers, calibration systems, sample conditioners, support gas generators and data acquisition systems.

The Microbial Detection unit, Minneapolis, is anchored by the GreenLight food safety product line, which provides automated rapid, precise, same-day microbial count results in a cost-effective manner with reduced process variability.