Application area non-food: consumer goods, commodities, textiles, toys, raw, packaging and construction materials.
Many materials and products we use on a daily basis have a characteristic odor. If this odor is unpleasant or arises suddenly, the identification of all odorous substances in the relevant product can give important implications.
In order to identify the causes, possible negative physiological effects and opportunities for odor optimization, we carry out qualitative and quantitative sensory analytics. We identify possible reaction pathways and precursor substances that contribute to odor formation.
Our detailed knowledge of material properties is also utilized to develop strategies to avoid or minimize odor formation in a wide range of products and materials.
We support you comprehensively and purposefully in the characterization of odors as well as in the clarification of causes in case of interfering odors.
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Many plastics and recyclates have unpleasant odors. In particular, plastics produced from recycled post-consumer waste often do not meet the quality requirements of the packaging industry. We characterize odorous contaminants and develop customized solutions for odor optimization or minimization.
Further information about our services on the subject of characterization and optimization of odor in plastics and recyclates.
Toys and other children's products often have a distinct odor. We identify these volatile components, possible reaction pathways, and their effect on the human body. We have already found that many substances lead to off-odors and irritation.
Further information about our services in the area of cause clarification of irritant effects and interfering odors in children's products.
The characteristic odor of wood has been little researched to date. We evaluate odorous substances in wood using advanced analytical methods used in food aroma research. We determine what odorous substances in wood transfer to downstream products such as paper and cardboard and determine any changes during the manufacturing process.
Learn more about our research activities in the field of wood and wood products and their sensory properties.
We can quantify volatile compounds in many other non-food products and materials, for example: