SGS-IPS Testing Announces New Mannequin Lab Ready for Samples

SGS-IPS Testing Announces New Mannequin Lab Ready for Samples

(Appleton, WI – October 24, 2018) – Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, SGS-IPS Testing is an independent testing laboratory offering physical and analytical testing for paper, pulp, nonwoven fabrics, medical supplies and packaging in both the consumer and supplier environments. We are excited to announce the addition of a mannequin lab to our repertoire of testing options. This testing is available for baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine care products. We are delighted to bring these new testing opportunities to our customers.

Mannequin testing is available on both finished products and their individual components. There are many valuable tests to choose from with Absorption Before Leakage (ABL) and Anarewet Skin Hydration (ASH) being among the most important.

ABL testing measures amount of absorption before leakage by applying multiple doses of synthetic urine. A sensor-sheet automatically detects and stops dosing sequences when the maximum capacity of the product is reached and a leak is detected. The absorbed volume is then measured and an average calculated.

ASH testing measures the amount of moisture sensations that may be experienced by the user. A known quantity of synthetic urine s applied to the diaper through the mannequin and a pad of collagen is applied to the topsheet. The moisture absorbed by the collagen is then measured.

The mannequin lab is complete and is available for tours and to accept samples. Please contact our customer service team to schedule a tour or testing.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

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