of Fabric Odor Testing Experiments
An analytical protocol was developed
to measure and compare odor production as influenced
by garments produced from various fabrics. Pouches
containing a material which exhibits a high affinity
for absorbing odor were secured to the outside
underarm region of human subjects wearing various
test garments. Following exposure, the pouches
were subjected to independent laboratory analysis
and total odor compounds were measured. Comparisons
were performed on fabric with Ab-Scent and regular
The test results are summarized
into a series of table and corresponding bar graphs
which display the fabric type versus the concentration
of odor measured on the outside of the garment.
The tables also list the percent reduction in
odor which was achieve by the test fabrics relative
to regular fabrics.
The independent laboratory tests
confirm that a jersey with Ab-Scent reduced odor
by 81-83% as compared to a regular fabric jersey.
In comparison tests of regular twill versus Ab-Scent
twill reductions in odor in the range of 89-91
were documented. Finally, fleece garments produced
with Ab-Scent and regular fleece fabrics were
compared. Once again, the Ab-Scent fleece showed
significant reduction in odor (33-48%) compared
to the regular fabric.