Material and product smell

  • Tests are conducted directly in laboraotrey glassware by a trained smelling panel. Both the intensity of the smell (on a suitable scale), the type of smell (description) and subjective feelings (pleasant, unpleasant) are evaluated.
  • Additionally, we conduct tests of material and product smell after emission tests in a 1m3 chamber, as well as evaluation of the smell and air quality in vehicle cabins. Samples are collected into inert bags and evaluated using an olfactometer.
  • It is possible to identify concrete substances responsible for a material or product’s unpleasant smell through chromatographic analysis combined with olfactometry.
  • We take part in external training sessions of smell evaluation; our competences are constantly maintained thanks to internal training sessions and were confirmed by obtaining PCA accreditation and our participation in external proficiency tests.
 
We conduct sensory smell evaluation of materials and finished products at various temperatures and conditions, according to, among others:
  • VDA 270 „Determination of the odour characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles”
  • PV 3900 „Components in passenger compartment. Odor test”
  • FLTM BO 131-03 „Interior odor test”
  • MS 300-34 “Test method of odor for interior materials”
  • GMW 3205 “Determining the resistance to odor propagation of interior materials”
  • GME 60276 “Test method for determining the resistance to odour propagation of trim materials”
  • EDS-T-7603 “Test method for odor of interior materials”
  • VCS 1027, 2729 “Odour of trim materials in vehicles”
  • TPJLR.52.458 “Determination and assessment of odour from interior trim materials, components and assemblies”
  • SES N 2405 “Odor sensory evaluation”
  • TSM 0505 G “Smell quality of non-metallic materials”
  • BSDM 0505 “Smell quality of non-metallic materials”
  • SAE J1351 “Hot odor test for insulation materials”
  • and others, on request
Odour palette
Odour palette
Document No. Title/Description
VDA 270 Determination of the odour characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles
PV 3900 Components in passenger compartment. Odor test
FLTM BO 131-03 Interior odor test
MS 300-34 Test method of odor for interior materials
GMW 3205 Determining the resistance to odor propagation of interior materials
GME 60276 Test method for determining the resistance to odour propagation of trim materials
EDS-T-7603 Test method for odor of interior materials
VCS 1027, 2729 Odour of trim materials in vehicles
TPJLR.52.458 Determination and assessment of odour from interior trim materials, components and assemblies
SES N 2405 Odor sensory evaluation
TSM 0505 G Smell quality of non-metallic materials
BSDM 0505 Smell quality of non-metallic materials
SAE J1351 Hot odor test for insulation materials