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SGS-IPS has added a Mannequin Lab – November 2018

November 29th, 2018

SGS-IPS Testing is 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 the dosing sequence when the maximum capacity of the product is reached. The absorbed volume is then measured and an average calculated.

ASH testing measures the amount of moisture sensation that may be experienced by the user.  A known quantity of synthetic urine is applied to the diaper through the mannequin and a pad of collagen is applied to the top sheet. 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.