Environmental & Durability testing

Durability testing is an important consideration for antimicrobial testing, especially for products exposed to heat, UV, soil and water._DSC0157_p

Durability refers to the ability of an antimicrobial application to withstand exposure to a range of environmental conditions and keep working as intended. Often used in products and materials where varied use conditions may impact antimicrobial performance.

Using standard industrial test methods in a lab, although affective and globally recognized for demonstrating antimicrobial performance, may not provide a complete picture of how the antimicrobial will perform in ‘real’ conditions.

An important part of any formulation or application test, durability testing can provide a more complete picture of an antimicrobials efficacy. Options include exposure to heat, laundering, soil, UV, foaming and turbidity.

Durability testing is an important part of product development; it provides data on how a product will perform when exposed to a variety of conditions that may be inevitable, but are not always taken into consideration during the product development stage.

Environmental and durability testing is commonly requested to evaluate the shelf life of plastic containers and personal care products, laundering cycles for textiles, and UV exposure for foam.

Contact the lab at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com for more information on Environmental and Durability Testing.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com