Topic of the Month: January 2015

Scented polymers

What fragrant plastics tell us

Bestseller or shelf warmer – the “nose factor” is crucial

Regulation of allergenic fragrances in scented toys

Masuck et al. ordered five different scented dolls from an Internet shop. Source: Masuck et al.

Beware of scented dolls

Photo: Felizitas Gemetz, ©: Fraunhofer IWM

Fragrance to increase safety

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