Certech, expert in odour, has successfully passed International Laboratory Comparison (ILC) for olfactometric measurements according to EN13725Certech, expert in odour, has successfully passed International Laboratory Comparison (ILC) for olfactometric measurements according to EN13725
Certech is active in the field of VOCs and odour for 35+ years.
Our sensory expertise covers the 4 components of the odour:
- Detectability: odour quantification by dynamic olfactometer according to EN 13725 at the detection threshold
- Intensity: quantification based on a defined scale
- Quality: determination of olfactory profiles using the “champ des odeurs®” approach
- Hedonic tone (acceptability): pleasantness/unpleasantness approach
Two sensory rooms complying with the sensory standards and different panels (representative of the population, calibrated, trained) are available.
Certech competences and services in the field of VOCs and odour include:
•Objective diagnostic based on standards
•Methods adaptation, customers-specific tests or development of customised tests
•Identification of odorant substances and correlation with chemistry by GC-MS-Sniffing analysis with expert panels.
•Extended characterization platform including GCxGC-HRTOFMS
•Remediation: process optimization and improved materials with reduced environmental impact (formulation of low odour and emission products).
•Support to raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers to develop products meeting the required new specifications of different applications (environment, packaging, cosmetic, medical, biotechnology, consumer products, transport, building products, recycling, indoor air quality)
Certech is a reference laboratory, due to its position as an active member in the standardization groups on air quality for NBN, Afnor, CEN and ISO committees.
Since 2010, Certech is accredited according to the ISO 17025 standard for the sampling and measurement of odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry (EN 13725 standard). Certech is also recognized by cars manufacturers as an official external lab for compliance testing of materials and parts.