HYGIENE, PAPER & PULP

Product Ranges

  • Raw materials: Non-woven veil, film micro-perforated film, acquisition complex.

  • Cotton: Cotton wool, pre-cut and not pre-cut cotton, de-makeup cotton, baby cotton, cotton buds, etc.

  • Parapharmacy: Compresses, bandages, plasters, etc.

  • Toiletries: Toothbrushes, razors, sponges...

  • Paper: Toilet paper, kitchen roll, napkins, handkerchiefs.

  • Wipes: Baby, demakeup, moisturizing, self-tanning, toilet, etc.

  • Feminine hygiene: Sanitary towels, panty liner, periodic tampons, breast feeding pad.

  • Baby hygiene: Diapers and pants.

  • Adult incontinence: Light, medium and heavy.

Our Service Scope

Consultancy Services

Documentary and regulatory

  • Regulatory assessment

  • Technical sheets

  • Labels, marking and artwork check… according to the different legislations and destination markets

  • Documentary review

Operational

  • Protocols Ad-hoc development according to customer´s request and expected/intended use of the product.

  • Training and benchmarking assessment

Physical-chemical testing

The objective

  • To contribute to safer and compliant products and packaging, by rendering:

    • Wide spectrum of chemical analysis

    • Eventual research of undesirable substances

Typically performed tests

  • Dimensional and weight characteristics

  • Structural and material characteristics

  • Whiteness or color measurement

  • Fibrous composition control

  • Ash content and moisture

  • Chemical analysis(lotion)

  • Conformity control regarding technical data sheet

  • Stability studies, accelerated aging

  • VOC screening, Formaldehyde, phthalates, Heavy metals, GMO, glyoxal, glyphosphate, halogen organic compounds, azo dyes, PCBs, etc.

  • Package sealing property (GB/T 27728, Sec. 6.5)

  • Migration of Fluorescent Brightener (GB/T 27728, Annex D)

  • Food contact tests

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

  • Dissociation constant

  • …and more

Microbiology

The objective

  • To contribute to safer and compliant products and packaging, by rendering a wide spectrum of standard microbiological analysis

    • a) Based on recognized standards

    • b) Or following adapted methodologies corresponding to your specific needs.

Enumeration

  • Mesophilic aerobic bacteria (NF ISO 21149 or Pharmacopoeia)

  • Yeast and molds (NF ISO 16212 or Pharmacopoeia)

  • Pathogens research

  • Bacterial identification (per specified germ)

  • Anti bacterial activity

Clinical Tests

The objective

  • To become a leader in clinical use tests under dermatological, ophthalmological, pediatric and gynecological control.

  • Contribute to product safety by performing cytotoxicity tests on different kind of matrix (rebuilt epidermis, vaginal mucosa, oral mucosa etc.) in our state-of-the-art GLP accredited laboratories’ in vitro departments.

Clinical studies on volunteers

  • Under dermatological and/or ophthalmological control

    *All our tests are performed under strict dermatological and- or ophthalmological control.

    Environmental tests

    Biodegradability

  • Ultimate aerobic biodegradability ISO 14593

  • Ready biodegradability OECD 301

  • Biodegradation of plastics EN 1485

Ecotoxicity

  • Limit and EC50 testing to OECD guidelines

  • Algae growth inhibition test - OCDE 201

  • Daphnia spa. reproduction & acute immobilization tests - OCDE 202

  • Fish acute & prolonged toxicity tests - OCDE 203

  • Microrox test on Vibrio Fischeri according ISO 11348-3

Performance tests

Paper, tissue...

All kind of paper

  • Absorption capacity (Internal method or following European norms).

  • Mechanical characteristics

  • Pre-cut characteristics

  • Softness Panel (SER)

  • Olfactive panel (perfumed papers) intensity and remanence

Specific tests

  • Dilatation time (toilet papers)

  • Discharge of color Kitchenn roll and napkins)

  • Keeping of the locking tongue (Handkerchiefs)

  • Food contact suitability

  • Chinese standards including:

    • GB 20810 bathroom tissue

    • GB/T 20808 facial tissue

    • GB/T 26174 kitchen towel

Feminine hygiene

Internal

  • Syngina test (absorption)

  • Loss of fibers

  • Holding force of the cord (dry and humid conditions)

  • Tampon compressive strength

  • Insertion force of the applicator

Breast feeding pads

  • Absorption capacity with baby formula milk

  • Adhesivity (peeling & pullout)

  • Weight of super absorbent powder

  • Retention capacity with baby milk formula

  • Protection against dampness and rewet

  • Penetration and acquisition time

  • Expert panel: softness

  • Breathability

External

  • Absorption capacity day & night

  • Adhesivity (peeling & shearing)

  • Weight of super absorbent powder

  • Retention capacity

  • Protection against dampness and rewet

  • Penetration & acquisition time

  • Softness expert Panel

  • Breathability

  • Anti-odor efficiency expert panel

  • Chinese standards GB/T 8939 Sanitary absorbent pads (including panty-liner)

Baby hygiene

Baby diapers and pants

  • Absorption on dynamic dummies (Scan III) simulation for day and night configuration and for girl and boy

  • Weight of super absorbent powder

  • Retention capacity

  • Breathability

  • Protection against dampness and rewet

  • Softness expert panel

  • Anti odor efficiency expert panel

Baby diapers

  • Baby diapers

  • Adhesivity (peeling & shearing)

Baby pants

  • Resistance and elasticity of the elastic belt and resistance of the lateral sealing

  • Chinese standards GB/T 28004 Disposal diapers

Adult incontinence

Light and heavy incontinence

  • Absorption on dummies day and night

  • Adhesivity (peeling and pullout)

  • Weight of super absorbent powder

  • Retention capacity

  • Breathability

  • Protection against dampness and rewet

  • Anti odor efficiency expert panel

  • Resistance and elasticity of the elastic belt

  • Resistance of the lateral sealing (for pants)

  • Softness expert panel

Products

  • Towels

  • Towels

  • Pants

  • Mattress cover

Cotton

All kinds

  • Absorption – penetration time (internal method) et absorption (following norms)

  • Resistance of the cotton lap

  • Softness expert panel

  • Impurities

  • Micronary index

  • Number of nodes

Disks

  • Disks

  • Splitting test

  • Demakeup efficiency

Cotton buds

  • Holding of the cotton

    Parapharmacy

    All kinds

  • Plasters, bandages, compresses

  • Compress absorption (internal method)

  • Penetration time

  • Resistance and elongation

  • Adhesivity in dry conditions

  • Adhesivity in wet conditions

Bandages

  • Cohesivity evaluation

  • Resistance module

Adhesive bandage plasters

  • Resistance to cutting

    Wipes

    All kinds

  • Impregnation rate

  • Resistances

  • Pre cut resistance

  • Softness expert panel (on wipe as it is)

  • Efficiency test(moisturizing, cleaning, demakeup, etc. following claim to support)

Toilet paper wipes

  • Flushability

  • Delitation time

  • Chinese standard GB/T 27728 Wet wipes

Sponges

Characteristics

  • Weight, dimensional and density

  • Drying time

Absorption

  • Total absorption and capillarity: To determine water retention and ability to wipe.

  • Restituted strength after compression.

Breaking strength

  • Tensile test in various directions.

    Ageing with care products

  • Measured as mechanical resistance loss after immersion into care product.

    Abrasion performance

    Toothbrushes

  • Resistance to deflection/packaging

  • Simulated use / internal targets

  • Traction resistance of the fiber

  • Observation of the extremity fiber profile

  • Tuft retention test (EN ISO 20126)

Razor

  • Panel evaluation

  • Cutting efficiency (strength)

  • Edge angle measurement (by transversal cut macroscopic picture)

  • Infrared spectrum of lubricating strip

 

 

 

 

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