Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab announces that the company starts to provide perfume testing services for organizations, academic institutions and government agencies who are seeking for contract laboratories to complete analysis and testing for a wide range of perfume-, fragrance- or aromatics-related items, no matter they are finished products or in-process materials or simply raw materials. Perfumes can cause health risks such as skin diseases, nervous system problems, and can reduce indoor air quality or even cause allergic reactions among some people exposed to the scent. These adverse effects may be caused by the fact that the perfume is not produced in strict accordance with industry standards, which proves the necessity of analytical testing for perfume product to ensure its quality and safety. “The testing of perfumes, aromatics, and fragrances is a process that examines the physical and chemical structure of a product. This process is an indispensable step in the formulation of new products and can also aid in their quality control and certifications,” says the Marketing Chief of Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab. There are many types of perfumes that can be tested and analyzed, including but not limited to: Parfum, contain 15–40% aromatic compounds Esprit de parfum, contain 15–30% aromatic compounds Eau de parfum, contain 10–20% aromatic compounds Eau de toilette, contain 5–15% aromatic compounds Eau de cologne, contain 3–8% aromatic compounds Eau fraiche, contain 3% or less aromatic compounds Generally, a comprehensive perfume quality assurance testing should generally cover the following testing items: allergen analysis, acidity, pH, microbiological testing, ester value, refractive index, essential oil content, non-volatile matters, alcoholic content, solubility, evaporation residue, saponification number, etc. According to the specific needs of customers, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab can make ensure the products meet various requirements, such as: Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act), EC NO 1223/2009, EC NO 1907/2006, EC NO 1907/2006, EU NO 528/2012, EC NO 1272/2008, Regulations Related to Cosmetics, Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), Safe Cosmetics Act 2011 (HR 2359), SCCS's Opinion On Skin Sensitisation Quantitative Risk Assessment for Fragrance Ingredients (QRA2), etc. “To make sure that the items or commodities being tested are in compliance with industry standards is always the top priority for all our analytical work. All our lab’s staff bear that in mind," the Marketing Chief further added.

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