Artificial Perspiration

Artificial Perspiration

Pickering Laboratories’ Artificial Perspiration is Formulated to Test Products for Colorfastness, Corrosion and Discoloration

Pickering Laboratories has developed reliable, reproducible and consistent artificial eccrine perspiration solutions for research and product testing. The Pickering Laboratories artificial eccrine perspiration is formulated to be universally standardize across all industries; it is the only formula that can satisfy all test challenges.

We also offer industry specific Artificial Perspiration formulations and custom formulations.

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Artificial Eccrine Perspiration BS EN 1811:2011 Artificial Perspiration For Release of Nickel AATCC Test Method 15 and Test Method 125 Artificial Perspiration Colorfastness of Fabric to Perspiration or to a Combination of Light and Perspiration ISO 12870 – Artificial Perspiration Ophthtlamic Optics – Spectacle Frames
Artificial Sebum

 

 

ISO 3160 – Artificial Perspiration Corrosion Resistance for Gold Alloy

 

 

ANSI-BHMA A156.18 Artificial Perspiration Testing Builders Hardware and Finishes ISO 105-B07 and ISO 105-E04 Artificial Perspiration Colorfastness of Textiles to Either a Combination of Light and Perspiration or Just Perspiration
Eccrine Perspiration – Sebum Emulsion

 

 

DIN EN 60068-2-70 and IEC 60068-2-70 Artificial Perspiration Abrasion Resistance of Markings and Letterings Caused by Rubbing of fingers and Hands ISO 11641 Artificial Perspiration for Leather Resistance to Perspiration: Colorfastness for Leather

 

 

GMW14334 Artificial Perspiration Chemical Resistance of Automotive Trim Materials and Components
Artificial Apocrine Perspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artificial Eccrine Perspiration
Suitable for Multiple Applications

The Artificial Eccrine Perspiration we offer is a ready-to-use solution and 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 at a pH of 4.5. All concentrations closely match experimentally determined values for adult human eccrine sweat.

The stabilized solution is preserved with a fungicide and bactericide for two years of shelf life at room temperature. The non-stabilized product is kept frozen and has a shelf life of one year. Custom formulations at varying pH (2-9) can be made as either the stabilized or non- stabilized solutions.
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ARTIFICIAL ECCRINE PERSPIRATION
1700-0022 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0020 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0024 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Stabilized, each (5 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (5 mL/bottle)
1700-0531 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Stabilized, each (950 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (950 mL/bottle)
1700-0023 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0021 Artificial Eccrine Perspiration – Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

Artificial Sebum

Sebum is an oily secretion produced by sebaceous glands, which spreads over the hair and skin for waterproofing purposes. Pickering Laboratories, Inc. manufactures an artificial sebum formulation according to ASTM designation D4265-14 or D4265-98. It is readyto-use and provides the reliability, reproducibility and convenience needed for testing. This formulation can be used according to AATCC Standard Test Method 130-2010 for evaluating the efficacy of home laundry products and conditions to remove stains from fabric.

D4265-14 ARTIFICIAL SEBUM
1700-0700 Artificial Sebum, ASTM D4265-14, Not Stabilized, each (25 g/bottle).  Shop online > each (25g/bottle)
1700-0702 Artificial Sebum, ASTM D4265-14, Not Stabilized, each (200 g/bottle).  Shop online > each (200g/bottle)
1700-0704 Artificial Sebum, ASTM D4265-14, Not Stabilized, each (500 g/bottle) (Minimum order of 5 bottles). Shop online > each (500 g/bottle)

Eccrine Perspiration – Sebum Emulsion

Inspired by the ASTM D4265-98 method for staining, Eccrine Perspiration is emulsified with Artificial Sebum. Prepared without dust/dirt for a more universal application, this emulsion mimics non-exercise induced skin surface film liquids (SSFL). As SSFL, it can be used to test any topical use product or the stability of any article that will come in contact with human sweat. This product requires refrigeration to remain in solution and prevent rancidity.
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ECCRINE PERSPIRATION-SEBUM EMULSION
1700-0547 Artificial Eccrine Sweat-Sebum Emulsion, Stabilized, each (250 mL).  Shop online > 250 mL
1700-0548 Artificial Perspiration, ASTM D2322-00 (200mL/bottle).  Shop online > 200mL

Artificial Apocrine Perspiration 

Apocrine sweat is secreted by apocrine glands located in the areas of the body with an abundance of hair follicles such as the scalp, armpits and groins. Apocrine sweat is initially sterile and odorless but when acted upon by bacteria it forms odorous compounds. Artificial Apocrine Perspiration was developed to mimic the composition of human apocrine sweat and contains several volatile fatty acids that are responsible for the unpleasant odor associated with it.

The ready-to-use solution is stored frozen and could be used for testing that requires the presence of malodor. It also could be used to culture bacteria that are commonly present on human skin.
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ARTIFICIAL APOCRINE PERSPIRATION
1700-0556 Artificial Apocrine Sweat, Not stabilized, 250mL. Shop online > each (250mL)

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION

Pickering Laboratories created our Artificial Eccrine Perspiration to universally standardize across all industries; it is the only formula that can satisfy all test challenges. Although it is the most complete formulation available, we also offer the following industry-specific artificial perspiration formulations.

All offered artificial perspirations are shipped ready-to-use. The stabilized solutions are preserved with a fungicide and bactericide for two years of shelf life at room temperature. Non-stabilized formulations are kept frozen and have a shelf life of one year.

Custom pH (2-9) is offered for most of our industry-specific artificial perspirations and can be made as either the stabilized or non-stabilized solutions.
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BS EN 1811:2011 Artificial Perspiration

FOR RELEASE OF NICKEL

This pH 6.5 formulation is used to stimulate 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. Spectacle frames and sunglasses are excluded from the scope of this European Standard. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

The composition of BS EN 1811:2011 Artificial Perspiration is identical to DIN 53160-2: 2010-10 Artificial Perspiration used to determine the colorfastness of articles for common use. Since ammonium hydroxide used to adjust the pH of DIN 53160-2 formulation is unstable in solution, we recommend buying BS EN 1811:2011 Artificial Perspiration instead.

BS EN 1811:2011
1700-0009 Artificial Perspiration, BS EN 1811:2011, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0506 Artificial Perspiration, BS EN 1811:2011, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0521 Artificial Perspiration, BS EN 1811:2011, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0515 Artificial Perspiration, BS EN 1811:2011, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0566 Artificial Perspiration, BS EN 1811:2011, Stabilized, each Carboy 19.8L. Shop online > Each Carboy 19.8 L

ISO 3160 – Artificial Perspiration

CORROSION RESISTANCE FOR GOLD ALLOY

This formulation is used to determine corrosion (tarnishing, oxidation and surface penetration) resistance for gold alloy coverings on watch cases and accessories, including bracelets when they are permanently attached to the case. The solution is at pH 4.7 per ISO 3160 specifications. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

ISO 3160 – Artificial Eccrine Perspiration
1700-0026 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0511 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0520 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0526 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0532 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Stabilized, 950 mL.  Shop online > each (950 mL/bottle)
1700-0534 Artificial Perspiration, GMW14334, 2-Part Alkaline, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0545 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Custom pH, Stabilized, 950 mL.  Shop online > each (950 mL/bottle)
1700-0547 Artificial Eccrine Sweat-Sebum Emulsion, Refrigerated. Shop online > each (250 mL/bottle)
1700-0557 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 3160, Stabilized, each (19.8L). Shop online > 19.8 L

 

DIN EN 60068-2-70 and IEC 60068-2-70 Artificial Perspiration

Abrasion resistance of markings and letterings caused by rubbing of fingers and hands

This formulation is used to determine the resistance of markings and letterings on flat or curved surfaces against abrasion as it may occur by manually operating actuators and keyboards. This formulation can also be used to determine resistance against fluid contamination as it may occur under normal use.

DIN EN 60068-2-70 and IEC 60068-2-70 Artificial Perspiration
1700-0542 DIN-EN/IEC60068-2-70 Sweat 200mL Non-Stabilized.  Shop online > 200 mL
1700-0543 DIN-EN/IEC60068-2-70 Sweat 200mL Stabilized.  Shop online > 200 mL

 

 

AATCC Test Method 15 AND Test Method 125 Artificial Perspiration

COLORFASTNESS OF FABRIC TO PERSPIRATION OR TO A COMBINATION OF LIGHT AND PERSPIRATION

This pH 4.3 solution is used to determine the colorfastness of textiles to the effects of acid perspiration according to Test Method 15. The same formulation is also used to determine colorfastness to a combination of light and perspiration according to Test Method 125. It is applicable to dyed, printed or otherwise colored textile fibers, yarns and fabrics of all kinds. This formulation can also be used for the testing of dyestuffs as applied to textiles. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

AATCC TEST METHOD 15 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0012 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0015 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0541 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Stabilized, case of 4 (950 mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (4 x 950mL)
1700-0527 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0528 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0555 Artificial Perspiration, AATCC TM 15, Stabilized, Carboy, each (19.8 L/bottle).  Shop online > 19.8 L

ANSI-BHMA A156.18 Artificial Perspiration

FOR TESTING BUILDERS HARDWARE AND FINISHES

This artificial perspiration formulation is used to test finishes on various base materials as per the builder’s hardware association. This formulation is not offered in a stabilized format. (Custom pH available)

ANSI-BHMA A156.18 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0504 Artificial Perspiration, ANSI-BHMA A156.189, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0512 Artificial Perspiration, ANSI-BHMA A156.189, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

ISO 11641 – Artificial Perspiration for Leather

RESISTANCE TO PERSPIRATION; COLORFASTNESS FOR LEATHER

These two formulations challenge leather with artificial perspiration. ISO 11641 Artificial Perspiration determines colorfastness to perspiration of leather at all stages of processing, particularly to gloving, clothing and lining leathers, and uppers of unlined shoes. This alkaline perspiration has a greater effect on the color of leather and is used to simulate the most demanding conditions. ASTM method D2322-00 determines the resistance to grain cracking, area loss, and flexibility of shoe upper leather to artificial perspiration. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

ISO 11641 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0013 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 11641, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0509 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 11641, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0518 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 11641, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0524 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 11641, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
ASTM D2322-00 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0548 Artificial Perspiration, ASTM D2322-00 (200mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

ISO 12870 – Artificial Perspiration

OPHTHALMIC OPTICS – SPECTACLE FRAMES

This solution is used to determine the resistance to perspiration of unglazed spectacle frames designed for use with all prescription lenses and also to rimless mounts, semi-rimless mounts and folding spectacle frames. This is also applicable to frames made from natural organic materials, but not to custom-made spectacle frames or to products designed specifically to provide personal eye protection. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

ISO 12870 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0014 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 12870, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0510 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 12870, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0519 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 12870, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0525 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 12870, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

ISO 105-B07 and ISO 105-E04 Artificial Perspiration

COLORFASTNESS OF TEXTILES TO EITHER A COMBINATION OF LIGHT AND PERSPIRATION OR JUST PERSPIRATION

These test solutions are for all kinds of textiles and textiles in all forms. Textiles are wetted with either the acidic or alkaline solution to test the combined effect of perspiration solution and exposure to light according to ISO 105-B07, and to perspiration only according to ISO 105-E04. The pH of the acidic solution is 5.5 and that of the alkaline solution is 8.0. (Custom pH and stabilized versions available)

 

ISO 105-B07 AND ISO 105-E04 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0010 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Acidic, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0011 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Alkaline, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0507 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Acidic, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0508 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Alkaline, Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0516 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Acidic, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0517 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Alkaline, Custom pH, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0522 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Acidic, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0523 Artificial Perspiration, ISO 105-B07/105-E04, Alkaline, Custom pH, Stabilized, each (200 mL/bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

GMW14334 Artificial Perspiration

Chemical resistance of automotive trim materials and components. Acid and alkaline perspiration solutions are formulated according to test procedure GMW14334 and are designed to test chemical resistance of automotive trim materials and components.

GMW 14334 ARTIFICIAL PERSPIRATION
1700-0533 Artificial Perspiration, GMW14334, Acidic, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle).  Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)
1700-0534 Artificial Perspiration, GMW14334, 2-Part Alkaline, Not Stabilized, each (200 mL /bottle). Shop online > each (200 mL/bottle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Custom pH formulations can be made in the pH range 3.0 to 9.0. For custom component formulations please contact support@pickeringlabs.com for quote.