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Physical & Instrumental Performance

Evaluate the efficacy of your cosmetics, detergents and absorbent hygiene products with physical and instrumental performance testing solutions.

Deliver effective products to global markets with accredited laboratory testing solutions for evaluating the performance of cosmetics, detergents and absorbent hygiene products.

State-of-the-art testing facilities

We provide a comprehensive range of testing solutions that deliver measurable and verifiable data to evaluate performance and empower improvements, risk management and regulatory compliance.

Utilizing our global network of state-of-the-art testing facilities, we support you with turnkey and customizable performance laboratory analysis. If required, solutions can be delivered in combination with consumer or expert panels.

Our physical and instrumental performance solutions include:

Haircare products:

  • Curl retention test
  • Hair-breakage test
  • Combability (wet/dry)
  • Volume
  • Color protection
  • Color fade resistance
  • Washing resistance
  • Color fastness
  • Light-/UV-protection
  • Single hair test
  • 3-point-bending-test
  • Suppleness
  • Long-lasting-hold

Detergent and household care products:

  • Surface Care
    • Cleaning performance
    • Material care
    • Hand dishwashing
  • Auto Dishwashing
    • Cleaning performance
    • Rinse aid performance
    • Built-up test
    • Drying performance
    • Multi cycle care test up to 300 cycles
  • Laundry
    • Stain removal
    • Color care
    • Whitening
    • Softening effect
    • Incrustation of heating elements
  • Toilet Care
    • Lime scale removal
    • Product lifespan (toilet rim blocks)
    • Olfactory intensity

Tissue and absorbent hygiene products:

  • Measurement of residual moisture – Anarewet® skin hydration return (ASH-R)
  • Breathability
  • Urine diffusion (panda test/R&D purposes)
  • Absorption before leakage return (ABL-R/ABL) – night/day baby diapers/adult incontinence
  • Super absorbent powder (SAP) retention
  • Testing of the seal of the leg cuff
  • Mechanical resistance of the adhesive/tapes
  • Baby hygiene – panda test
  • Softness
  • Flushability (IWSFG/INDA/EDANA guidelines)
  • Fiber analysis and screening (SEM/EDS)

Why choose SGS?

SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity. Wherever you operate in the world, we support you at every step of your product’s development – from raw materials to end product – helping you to deliver safe, effective and compliant products to global markets.

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Level 1, 7 Albert Street,

Auckland Central, 1061,

Auckland, New Zealand