Artificial Perspiration

Artificial Eccrine Perspiration

The Artificial Eccrine Perspiration is the closest mimic to true human eccrine sweat. It consists of nineteen amino acids, the seven most abundant minerals, and the four most abundant metabolites. All concentrations closely match experimentally determined values for adult human eccrine sweat. It is the only formula that can satisfy all test challenges and is thus the most complete formulation available.

Used for testing bankcards, textiles, jewelry, leather, coating, fingerprint identification chemistry and many others.

pH value 4.5
Shelf life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 5 mL, 200 mL, 950 mL

Industry Specific Artificial Perspiration

In addition to the artificial eccrine perspiration the following industry-specific artificial perspiration formulations are available:

Artificial Perspiration for Testing the Release of Nickel

Used to test the release of Nickel from all post assemblies which are inserted into pierced ears and other pierced parts of the human body, and for articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin (excl. spectacle frames and sunglasses).

According to BS EN 1811:2100
pH value 6.5
Shelf-life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing the Corrosion Resistance for Gold Alloy

Used to determine corrosion (tarnishing, oxidation and surface penetration) resistance for gold alloy coverings on watch cases and accessories

According to ISO 3160
pH value 4.7
Shelf-life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL, 950 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing Colorfastness of Articles for Common Use

Used to determine the colorfastness of articles for common use to perspiration. This test establishes whether coloring materials can migrate from the articles of daily use to the skin. 

According to DIN 53160-2: 2010-10
pH value 6.5
Shelf life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing the Colorfastness of Fabric to Perspiration or to a Combination of Light and Perspiration

Used to determine the colorfastness of textiles to the effects of acid perspiration, to determine colorfastness to a combination of light and perspiration, or for testing of dyestuffs as applied to textiles.

According to AATCC Test Method 15 and Test Method 125
pH value 4.3
Shelf-life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL, 4 x 950 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing Builders Hardware and Finishes

Used to test finishes on various base materials

According to ANSI-BHMA A156.189
Shelf-life one year while kept frozen
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing the Colorfastness to Perspiration for Leather

Used to determine the color fastness to perspiration of all kinds of leather at all stages of processing.

According to ISO 11641
pH value 8.0
Shelf life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing Spectacle Frames or Other Products of Ophthalmic Optics

Used to determine the resistance to perspiration of unglazed spectacle frames designed for use with all prescription lenses and to rimless mounts, semi-rimless mounts and folding spectacle frames. Also applicable to frames made from natural organic materials. 

According to ISO 12870
Shelf-life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artificial Perspiration for Testing the Colorfastness of Textiles to Either a Combination of Light and Perspiration or just Perspiration

Used for all kinds of textiles and textiles in all forms
The textiles are wetted with either the acidic or the alkaline solution.

According to ISO 105-B07 and ISO 105-E04
pH value 5.5 (acidic solution), 8.0 (alkaline solution)
Shelf-life two years at room temperature
Condition ready-to-use solution
Quantity 200 mL

Artifical Perspiration for Testing the Effects of Fluids on Automotive Trim Materials and Components

Used for testing the chemical resistance of automotove trim materials and components. The surface wetted with either the acidic or the alkaline solution.

According to GM Worldwide Engineering Standards (GMW 14334)
Shelf-life stored frozen for long term storage (1 year)
Condition ready-to-use solution
Versions acidic sweat, alkaline sweat
Quantity 200 mL