Shelf Life Testing

The performance of an antimicrobial additive can be affected by how the product is used.  Durability and how long the product is intended to last are important considerations when choosing antimicrobial additives.HTP_Robot_2

Product testing with standard antimicrobial test methods is often only the first step. Even if shown to be effective against microbes, a product may or may not work when tested in simulated environments.

Preservatives are generally matched to specific formulations but may not account for unexpected contaminants arriving from other sources or due to seasonal environmental changes.

In highly competitive markets, knowing how the product performs whether after 1, 2 or 3 years on the shelf can go a long way in keeping your product on the shelf and in the hands of your customer.

Changes in humidity, temperature, and other storage conditions may impact the stability of your formulation and should be examined prior to selling into various markets.

Exposure to UV, heat and water are just some of variables that should be considered when selecting additives and performance tests.

We recommend running performance tests to a range of conditions depending on the product and its intended use.  Laboratory testing of how a product performs with an antimicrobial auxiliary may reduce the chance of unintended performance issues.

It may also offer guidance on how the antimicrobial could be used to enhance specific performance attributes.

Contact the lab at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com for more information on Shelf Life 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