Sampling, first, is a crucial step. It will depend on the product segment, the product itself and the objective of the study. In many cases, it is important that the test conditions are as close as possible to the actual use of the product by the consumer.
For some product segments, dedicated standards have been developed, but for products without associated standards, individualized sampling adapted to the product or material to be tested should be developed and implemented.
Headspace generation allows the evaluation of the olfactory perception of your products and materials. For representative and repeatable protocols, sampling should be standardised as much as possible while remaining close to the actual use of your products. Sensenet therefore has various tools at its disposal, such as:
- the Ligava, equipment allowing the vaporisation of liquid in the gas phase,
- micro-chambers, tools for scanning the headspace of liquid or solid products and materials.
Sensenet has test chambers (1m3, 5m3, 25m3 or more on request)
which allow the evaluation of olfactory environments, when using deodourising products, but also when using certain household appliances. The control of temperature and ventilation conditions in these test chambers allows us to be as close as possible to the real use of these products.
Sensenet develops in-vitro protocols on artificial skin, hair, textiles or any other surface to test your products, in particular to evaluate the long-lasting effect or the effectiveness in reducing or neutralising bad odours.
Sensenet offers in-vivo tests for the evaluation of deodorants and antiperspirants but also for any other type of body or hair care products, as well as detergents or softeners. For this purpose, Sensenet can establish adapted protocols on the basis of a panel of volunteers that can be targeted (age, gender, etc...)