Expert article on the importance of the olfactory detection limit

Expert article on odour threshold value (OTV)

In the most recent edition of the Personal Care Magazine, our product and material testing specialists have published an expert article on OTVs and their importance in optimizing the odour properties of products and materials.

You can check out the expert article via the following link: At the limits of the sense of smell

Knowledge of the olfactory detection limit (often abbreviated as the odour threshold value, or OTV) of odorous chemical compounds is a very important tool in the design of all kinds of products and materials from the FMCG, perfumery and cosmetics sectors.

Whether it is to prevent unwanted odours, to optimise fragrances, or to create «synthetic odours», there is a demand for specialised services in this area from many industries.

Despite this, OTV data available in the literature show wide variability, reflecting the diversity of procedures and techniques used in its determination.

There are a few companies that provide specialised services in OTV determination. At Olfasense, we have developed standardised methods for the determination of OTVs for a great variety of compounds, and we have an extensive database of these values.

We offer an integration of expertise ranging from individual odorants to the analysis and custom manufacturing of complex mixtures made from them. This will help you to adapt recipes, manufacturing processes and the selection of your suppliers. To develop better products, ready for the market.

If you would like to know more, our team is happy to answer your questions. Email us via pm@olfasense.com.

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