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Elcometer 5100 Payne Permeability Cups

The Elcometer 5100 Payne Permeability Cups are made entirely from anodised aluminium and are used to determine the permeability of films of paints, varnish, plastic, cellophane, etc.

The water evaporates or is absorbed and, after a certain time, the weight change relative to the film thickness is calculated, indicating the degree of permeability or permeance.


How to use Payne Permeability Cups


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Prepare the film to be tested using a film applicator and suitable test chart.

Disassemble the permeability cup.

Fill with required liquid (typically water) or dry desiccant (absorbent).

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Place the film on to the cup and reassemble making sure the gasket is fitted.

Weigh the prepared permeability cup and record the result (in grams).

Leave for appropriate time, re-weigh, calculate the change in mass (∆m) & water vapour transmission rate.
Elcometer 5100 Payne Permeability Cups

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Area Volume
    cm2 inches2 cm3 inches3
K0005100M201 Elcometer 5100/1 Payne Permeability Cup 10 1.55 15 0.91
K0005100M202 Elcometer 5100/2 Payne Permeability Cup 30 4.65 50 3.05
K0005100M203 Elcometer 5100/3 Payne Permeability Cup 30 4.65 75 4.58
Packing List Elcometer 5100 Payne Permeability Cup, storage case and operating instructions

ASTM D1653, ASTM E96, ISO 7783-1, ISO 7783-2


Part Number Description Chart Dimensions Quantity per Box
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Leneta Chart RP-1K

219 x 286 8.62 x 11.26 250