Join our absorbent hygiene product experts and learn out how testing and test equipment can support your business.


May 3, 2016


May 5, 2016


Boston, United States

SGS Courtray will present their absorbent hygiene product testing services at IDEA16 Exhibition and Conference in Boston, May 3-5. IDEA is the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics.

Experts from our center of expertise, SGS Courtray in France, and from SGS North America will be at Booth #555 and will be pleased to discuss how the company’s range of innovative and comprehensive solutions for the absorbent hygiene industry can support your business.

Extensive Testing Services

With core competencies in performance testing, SGS Courtray offers an extensive range of tests including:

  • Absorption before Leakage (ABL)
  • Measurement of Skin Hydration (ASH)
  • Closure system efficiency
  • Mechanical resistance (materials, adhesive, tampon cords, etc.)
  • Breathability
  • Pad integrity (walking station)
  • ISO based range of methods for tissues

Partner with SGS Courtray to ensure the performance, quality and safety of absorbent hygiene products for global markets.

Absorbent Hygiene Product Testing Equipment

Visitors will also be welcome to experience the SGS testing mannequins, as well as video footage of the testing processes. In addition, SGS Courtray designs and supplies specialist absorbent hygiene testing equipment, including:

  • Automatic mannequin systems
  • Baby mannequins – in four different sizes
  • Adult mannequins – standing, lying and sitting
  • Feminine hygiene mannequins
  • Anarewet systems
  • Defibration efficiency testers
  • Stands for the NWSP 354.0 method with an adult mannequin
  • Walking station
  • Walking adult and baby mannequins
  • Transparent mannequins – panda test

Equipment - Special Offer

We shall be pleased to grant a 10% discount on all equipment orders placed at the booth during the IDEA fair.

About SGS Courtray

An independent laboratory and consultancy, SGS Courtray is recognized worldwide for the quality of its performance testing services. Since 1988, the company has been meeting the product testing and claims verification needs of the hygiene market, as well as developing new test methods and associated equipment. Working with converters, raw material manufacturers, product manufacturers and retailers, as well as consumer organizations, SGS Courtray has expertise at every step of the hygiene product supply chain. Based in France, with an extensive laboratory network, the company can deliver services quickly, effectively and efficiently. Partnering with SGS Courtray opens the door to innovative advice, guidance and consultancy.

About IDEA16

IDEA16 is the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics. This year, it will be held in Boston, MA, USA, May 3-5, 2016. IDEA16 page.

For further information, please contact:

Vincent Bernus
Business Manager - Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household (CPCH)
SGS France
t: + 33 4 42 97 72 26
m: + 33 6 32 28 07 90

Cédric Schoorens
Technical Manager
SGS Courtray
t: +33 3 27 95 88 44

Mafalda Salvi
Business Development Manager NA, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household (CPCH)
SGS North America Inc.
t: +1 (862) 200-6571