DETERGENTS & CHEMICALS

Product and service focus

Product Focus

  • Laundry detergents and softeners

  • Household surface cleaners

  • Dishwasher products

  • Air fresheners

  • Toilet care

  • Biocide products – disinfectants and insecticides

Service Focus

  • Consultancy services

  • Chemical analysis

  • Microbiology & biocidal activities

  • Ecotoxicity & biodegradability

  • In vitro and clinical studies

  • Performance tests

  • Consumer tests

Our Service Scope

Consultancy Services

Service Focus

  • Customer´s method development assessment

  • Factory audits

  • Technical dossier

  • Label checks based on supplied documents (SDS, label, composition, …)

Operational

  • Generation of test plans / protocols

  • Evaluation of technical specifications of the product to define proper Quality Control Plans

  • Training

  • On-site witnessing tests and studies

Chemistry

Chemical analyses/equipment

Chemical analysis

  • Control of the specifications of your products

  • Raw material quality control

  • Outsourcing: Dosages according to your own protocols

  • Stability studies

  • Development of analytical methods

  • Validation of analytical methods

  • Phosphates, phosphonates

  • Surfactants (anionic, cationic, non ionic…), soap

  • Oxygen-based or chlorinebased bleaching agents

  • EDTA, NTA (nitrilotriacetic acid) and salts thereof

  • Phenols and halogenated phenols

  • Paradichlorobenzene

  • Aromatic, aliphatic or halogenated hydrocarbons

  • Zeolites

  • Enzymes

  • Optical brighteners

  • Perfumes

  • SVCH

  • Preservation agents

  • Denatonium benzoate

  • Active substance content (biocides)

  • Phosphorus

  • Heavy metals

  • Residual solvents

  • Nonylphenol & Ethoxylates NP

  • Allergens

  • Nitric and polycyclic musks

  • Phthalates

  • Nitrosamines

  • VOC… and more

Equipment

Chromatography

  • LC-MS/MS

  • UPLC-MS/MS

  • HPLC-DAD/RI

  • GC-MS/MS

  • GC-FID/ECD/PND

  • GC-MS/TOF

  • IC

  • TLC

Spectroscopy

  • Atomic Absorption: FAAS, GAAS

  • ICP-OES / ICP-MS

  • Fluorescence spectroscopy

  • FT-IR, NIR

  • UV-VIS

  • NMR

Other

  • X-Ray XPS, EDX, XRF

  • DSC

REACH / CLP testing

Toxicology

  • In vitro skin irritation or corrosion - OECD 431, 435 and 439

  • In vitro eye irritation or corrosion – e.g. BCOP, OECD 437

  • Skin sensitization

  • Genetic toxicology

  • Acute toxicity: oral, inhalative & dermal

  • Repeated dose toxicity

Physical-chemical properties

  • Melting / freezing point

  • Boiling point

  • Relative density

  • Vapour pressure

  • Surface tension

  • Water solubility

  • Partition coefficient n-octanol / water

  • Metals corrosion

  • Integrity tests for liquid capsules (containment and mechanical resistance)

  • Flash point

  • Flammability

  • Explosive properties

  • Self-ignition temperature

  • Oxidizing properties

  • Granulometry

  • Solubility in organic solvents

  • Dissociation constant

Microbiology & biocidal activities

Challenge test

Microbial enumeration:

  • Aerobic Bacteria (ISO 21149, European Pharmacopoeia)

  • Yeasts and Moulds (ISO 16212, European Pharmacopoeia)

  • Pathogens (European Pharmacopoeia, murine virus, HSV…)

  • Efficacy & stability studies on disinfectants & biocides:

  • Bactericidal activity (EN 1040, EN 1276, EN 13697)

  • Fungicidal activity (EN 1275, EN 1650, EN 13697,…)

  • Sporicidal activity

  • Mycobactericidal activity

  • Virucidal activities EN 14476 (H1N1, poliovirus, adenovirus, murine virus, HSV…)

Swimming pool disinfectant products

 

Disinfection tests(based on OECD 170, bactericidal activity according EN 1276)

Chlorine

  • Available chlorine titration

  • Chlorine release speed

  • Compressive strength for tablets

Bromine

  • Bromine content

  • Compressive strength for tablets

Active oxygen

  • Hydrogen peroxide content

Boric acid

  • Boric acid limited to 5,5% p/p (Annex VI in CLP-Directive)

Anti-algae

  • Fresh water algal growth inhibition test (EN ISO 8692)

  • Turbidity evolution

  • Quatern

Environmental tests

Biodegradability

  • 648/2004/EC regulation on detergents

  • 92/62/EC directive for packaging and packaging waste

  • Ultimate aerobic biodegradability ISO 14593

  • Ready biodegradability OECD 301, OECD 310

  • Biodegradation of plastics EN 14855

Ecotoxicity

  • Limit and EC50 testing to OECD guidelines

  • Algae growth inhibition test - OCDE 201

  • Daphnia sp. reproduction & acute immobilisation tests - OCDE 202

  • Fish acute & prolonged toxicity tests - OCDE 203

  • Microrox test on Vibrio Fischeri according ISO 11348-3

Clinical Tests

5 clinical test institutes in Europe

France:

  • ATS - Aix-en-Provence (5,000 volunteers)

  • EVIC - Bordeaux (3,000 vol.)

Romania (6,000 vol.)

Italy (1,000 vol.)

Spain (2,000 vol.)

Consumer data base

  • More than 200 inclusion criteria

  • Specific population

Technical expertise

  • Technical team:qualified technicians, study managers, engineers, biostatisticians, etc.

  • Experts and Investigators:dermatologists.

Tolerance studies

  • Simple Patch Test

  • Use test

  • Claim support, such as:

  • "tested under dermatologic control”

  • “for sensitive skins”

Performance tests

All Purpose Cleaners

Household cleaners/bleach

  • Fat removal power

  • Detergent power

  • Marking assessment

  • Aggressiveness on materials

Bathroom cleaners

  • Limesoap detergent power

  • Limescale removing test

  • Mark assessment)

  • Aggressiveness on materials

Window cleaners

  • Cleaning efficiency on fat

  • Anti-fogging effect

  • Marking assessment

Dust removal products

  • Dust removal efficiency

  • Brilliance of finish

  • Marking assessment

Oven cleaners

  • Cleaning efficiency on cooked fat

  • Cleaning efficiency on carbonized sugar

  • Marking assessment

  • Aggressiveness on materials

Vitroceramic cleaners

  • Brilliance

  • Aggressiveness on materials

  • Cleaning efficiency

  • Fabric care

Laundry detergents

  • Stain removal with / without whiteness maintenance (AISE*, EU or Nordic Ecolabel)

  • Olfactory intensity on wet or dry fabrics

  • Colour maintenance (AISE*)

  • Dissolution test

  • Dye transfer inhibition (DTI)

  • Softness

Laundry additives

  • Fabric softeners

  • Stain remover products

  • Descaling products

  • Colour catchers

  • Easy iron products

Dishwashing

Hand dishwashing products

  • Suds Mileage Test:foam duration based on IKW*(EU and Nordic Ecolabel)

  • Grease cutting power:fat redeposition test

  • Tough food cleaning:grease, starch, egg yolk

Auto dishwashing products

  • Cleaning test (IKW*, EU and Nordic Ecolabel)

  • Grease removal

  • Rinsing effect

  • Limescale prevention: spotting & filming

  • Material care

  • Corrosion

  • Dissolution

Dishwasher additives

Rinse aid:

  • Rinsing effect

  • Descaling products for heater

  • Machine cleaners:

  • Fat removal test

  • Limescale removal test

  • Machine Air fresheners

Air fresheners & toilet care

Air fresheners

  • Olfactory intensity

  • Lifespan

  • Anti-Odour efficacy

Toilet cleaners

  • Olfactory intensity

  • Adherence & flow

  • Limescale removal

Toilet rim blocks

  • Olfactory intensity

  • Lifespan

  • Foam evaluation

  • Limescale prevention

Blue water & cistern blocks

  • Useful life by optical density measurement

Insecticides

Flying insects:

  • Flies, mosquitos, wasps, hornets, moth, etc.

  • Efficiency on mosquitoes repulsive products

  • Long-lasting test

  • Surrounding mosquito repellency

Creeping insects:

  • Cockroaches, ants, fleas, mites, bugs, etc.

  • Efficiency test (killing test)

Long-lasting

 

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