Sensory odour testing
What is it?
At Aqdot, we have a high level of expertise & technology available to our customers in the area of advanced odour sensory testing.
If you have a cleaning or freshening product formulation you would like to analyse scientifically to assess its odour removal efficacy, we can offer this service for you.
What is the test methodology?
Aqdot has its own externally-validated trained expert panel of sensory assessors who follow a standard test protocol to evaluate the intensity of residual malodour after treatment with the test formulation vs a control.
What type of results do you obtain?
Results are analysed at set intervals after treatment, and all tests are conducted in triplicate by the panel. Results are reported as a % reduction in the intensity of malodour, with statistical significance.
AqFresh™ removes 72% of a malodour compared to a leading competitor which only removes 6%
NS = not statistically significant. *** = 99.5% confidence
What are the benefits of this service?
Outsource your product efficacy testing to the odour testing experts
Externally-validated protocol for robust, reliable and consistent assessment
Expert panel with trained olfactory assessors
Knowledge & expertise in a wide variety of applications enables benchmarking against industry averages
What types of formulations can you test?
We can tests powders, liquids, sprays, films and more in the following types of applications:
Consumer : Feminine hygiene, Deodorants, Self tanning, Household cleaning & freshening, Pet care
Professional : Professional cleaning & freshening for: Agriculture, Medical, Veterinary, Paint
Industrial : Odour-eliminating packaging films or filter substrates (by incorporation into the plastic masterbatch)
How long does it take?
Depending on the number of target malodours, formulation type and laboratory availability, a typical test will take around 2-4 weeks.
Can you offer us off-the-shelf or bespoke formulation development?
AqFresh™ is available for license & supply to manufacturers as either a powder or liquid for formulating into your products. We offer supporting off-the-shelf formulations and bespoke formulating & sensory/analytical testing services.
Oderase® is our range of consumer products for white label using AqFresh™ – we manufacture & supply finished products labelled with your brand logo & label design, for you to sell to retailers or direct to consumers.
What odour elimination technology do you have?
Advanced Odour Elimination
AqFresh™ & Oderase™
A new fragrance-free odour capture technology that is so effective at capturing and eliminating malodours, it works without using any artificial fragrances to mask them.
Advanced Fragrance Release
A new supramolecular fragrance-release technology. It is pre-loaded with fragrance and releases it when triggered by humidity, heat, and pH, for an enhanced sensory experience.