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Laboratory Director, St. Croix Sensory, Inc.

Michael McGinley is Laboratory Director at St. Croix Sensory, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Health Science in Environmental Health Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Mike is a member of several industry organizations and serves as Chair of the Personal Care and Household Evaluation sub-committee of ASTM International E18 Committee on Sensory Evaluation. Mike's work at St. Croix Sensory involves overseeing daily laboratory operations, including environmental air and product/material odor evaluations, laboratory QA/QC, and manufacturing of odor testing equipment.

Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cutting Edge Approaches to Odor Control

Making Sense of Odor Measurement for Better Product Designs

Whether it is preventing parents from smelling dry odors when opening a bag of baby diapers or eliminating wet odors so adult incontinent product users can remain discreet, odor control continues to be a hot topic in our industry. And with that comes many different ways of measuring odor in our raw materials and finished goods so that we may design better products for consumers. But what measurement method best represents the consumer sensory experience? During this presentation, we’ll have odor experts from St. Croix Sensory and H.B. Fuller review common ways our industry tests for and measures odor today and why these may be missing the mark as it relates to how consumers of absorbent products experience odor. We’ll also highlight a case study of how H.B. Fuller has worked with St. Croix Sensory to create odor measurement test methods that represent the real lifecycle the absorbent products go through (i.e. from the package through disposal) in order to show the efficacy of H.B. Fuller’s ODOGard® product line.

Hygienix 2017