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Physical and chemical testing from SGS ensures your products meet regulatory limits and perform as expected.

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Physical testing can be applied at any stage of production, from testing the qualities of raw materials to examining the durability of completed products. Conducted on a hugely diverse range of materials and products, our physical testing services include:

  • Evaluation of  key product physical characteristics:
    • Appearance, color, odor
    • pH value
    • Density
    • Viscosity
    • Melting  point
    • Flash point
    • Moisture content
    • Fatty acid composition
    • Foam test

For cosmetics and personal care accessories:

  • Weathering tests:
    • Humidity
    • Heat
    • Resistance to corrosion
  • Leakage
  • Functionality

With our global network of chemical testing laboratories you can rely on us to test for compliance against standards, including determination of:

  • Allergens (26 restricted fragrance allergens test)
  • Preservatives (e.g. parabens)
  • Active ingredients (e.g. UV filters, vitamins, antioxidants, aluminium salts)
  • Restricted substances, contaminants and impurities:
    • Heavy metals migration (e.g. lead, mercury, arsenic)
    • Free formaldehyde content
    • Nitrosamines
    • Phthalates
    • Pesticides
    • 1,4 Dioxane
    • Diethylene Glycol (DEG)
    • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    • Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHCs)

Our physical and chemical tests help give products a competitive edge by demonstrating their durability, stability and safety to customers. All services are available individually or as part of a tailor made package.

Employ SGS to design a program of testing to meet your detergent and household care product requirements.