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SGS France Guarantees Detergent and Home Fragrance Quality

In the light of increasing demand from clients and its great expertise, SGS has expanded its detergent performance testing facilities in Aix en Provence in France. SGS is confident it can assist clients with their detergent and home fragrance requirements and new installations of washing machines and dishwashers are on hand to help with the extra work.

Arcueil, France, March 30, 2011 --( The “Home Fragrances” industry falls under several directives and regulations: the Global Product Safety Directive (GPSD), CLP, REACH and other specific regulations including regulations for aerosols sprays, candles, packaging and the Grenelle environment project.

SGS has always taken its testing facilities with the utmost seriousness, and to that end, has installed new washing machines, dishwashers and even closed individual toilet facilities at its testing laboratory in Aix-en-Provence. SGS’ new toilet facilities are designed for the testing of toilet cleaning products with consumer sensory panels. SGS also has three levels of water hardness available at its improved and expanded testing facilities.

SGS can aid clients with detergent development and now SGS’ testing services can offer the aging effects of washing balls, descaling treatment as well as the all-important eco-labelling of laundry detergents.

The company is confident it can help clients check the labeling of their home fragrance and detergent products, including the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) ( ) of products against all relevant regulations and legislation. SGS can also prepare clients for compliance with the new CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) and to the Grenelle law about environmental labeling.

SGS offers auditing services to enable proper certification of home fragrance and detergent products and SGS will also propose help with the International Featured Standards for Home and Personal care (IFS HPC) ( compliance for household chemical products. As of November 2009, the IFS introduced a new standard for Household and Personal Care products sold by private labels and retailers. The IFS HPC audit protocol covers cosmetics and personal care products, household chemical products and housekeeping implements such as sponges, plastic cups and aluminum foil as well as personal hygiene products such as tissues and feminine hygiene products for private labels.

Pre-audit facilities are also available to ensure preparation for certification. SGS further provides a comprehensive range of services ( ) for the compliance of personal and home care products with regulations and legislation. SGS’ services cover sustainability, microbiological testing and help with other regulatory obligations.

For further details please contact:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Carine Dumas
Sales Engineer for Cosmetics and Personal & Home Care, SGS France
29, avenue Aristide Briand, 94110 Arcueil, France.

t: +33 1 41 24 86 62

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 64'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1'250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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SGS Consumer Testing Services
Carine Dumas
+33 1 41 24 86 62

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