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With over 30 years experience in the hygiene sector, our laboratory in Oignies, France, is particularly adept at connecting with the whole supply chain thanks to its expertise and its convenient location close to the industry’s manufacturing hub.

Scientists Working in Laboratory

Further Developments

To strengthen its position in the industry, our laboratory is now the first in Europe to measure the softness of hygiene products by reproducing the perception of human touch. Previously the level of softness would have been determined by panel feedback but now, with this latest piece of cutting-edge technology, actual data can be provided for proof of softness.

Applicable Products

Recognized worldwide for the quality of its work, its advanced test methods and state-of-the-art equipment, this laboratory’s capabilities cover a wide range of hygiene products, including:

  • Absorbent hygiene products
    • Baby diapers
    • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, sanitary pads and napkins)
    • Adult incontinence products
  • Tissue papers
    • Toilet papers
    • Facial papers
    • Handkerchief
  • Cotton products
    • Cotton pads
    • Cotton buds
    • Cotton swabs

Key Services

Encompassing all the main testing requirements for this the sector, including training, this laboratory can deliver:

  • Performance tests, such as the simulation on mannequins and other equipment
  • Research & development and Substitution Works and Performance (SWAP) tests on hygiene products to help clients find the best combinations of materials
  • Equipment supply – SGS is able to sell dedicated equipment for simulation testing
  • Training on hygiene product testing

Further still, our lab in Oignies, France is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

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For more information, please contact:

SGS France, Oignies Hygiene Division
2, rue George Sand, ZA Pierre Loti, 62590 Oignies, France
t: +33 (0)3 91 83 83 84