Most products, including detergents, waste and shopping bags made of compostable and biodegradable film, textiles, plastic materials, inks, paints and varnishes, can undergo chemical and physical changes during storage and use.
The rate at which these changes occur depends on the nature of the active constituents, the type of formulation, the packaging and, of course, the storage/use conditions (temperature, light and humidity). The product remains fit for use as long as these changes have no adverse effects on application and/or consumer safety. Stability data should be generated with the product stored in the proposed commercial packaging, under accelerated conditions and/or via long-term testing at room temperature or in ambient warehouse conditions.
Mérieux NutriSciences provides a wide range of aging conditions, including climatic and xenon chambers for artificial exposure to light and weathering, and appropriate methods to test performance changes for an extensive range of goods.
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Comprehensive range of analyses to help you to guarantee the safety of your products:
- Detection of allergenic colorants, formaldehyde, heavy metals and other allergenic or harmful residual substances
- Food contact materials
- Microbiological contamination
- Interaction between products and packaging
- REACH and RoHS
- Tailor-made projects
Performance evaluation tests for a wide range of products, including plastics, detergents, absorbing aids, accelerated aging, and exposure to light and weathering.
A quality assurance system is intended to increase customer confidence and a company's credibility, to improve work processes and efficiency, and to enable a company to better compete with its rivals.
Aging conditions and performance changes for an extensive range of goods.
Research and development tests to evaluate the performance, safety and durability of the products.
- Biodegradability and compostability
- EU Ecolabel on detergents
- Specific technical advice on a range of topics
- Development of a testing plan
- Evaluation of the substantiation of claims and compliance of labeling
- Food Contact Material
- Cosmetics Packaging
- Drug Containers & Packaging
Biodegradability and Compostability testing, Technological Suitability Tests and Study of Materials