How can we be sure of the quality of the products we buy?

Many of us take a simple act of trust, thinking that if they have been placed on the market, they must have certain standards of quality and safety.

Indeed it is.

Product testing is an essential step that every merchandise must successfully pass in order to be considered homologated.

Let's see what it consist of.


Definition of Product Testings

Product testing is a series of laboratory tests that verify the quality of a sample of a given product.

Since product testing is used in almost all manufacturing sectors, what we mean by “quality” varies from sector to sector.

Longevity and safety are two fundamental parameters that are verified by numerous tests but, even here, their meaning can change depending on the field of application.

For building materials, for example, safety means resistance to atmospheric factors, while for drugs, cosmetics and foodstuffs, it certifies that they are not harmful to humans.

But who certifies the quality of the products? This is the role of the international standardization bodies.

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International Standards for product testing

Product quality tests are carried out in accordance with a series of standards developed by international organizations.

The most important of these organizations are globally recognized, while others have continental or national validity, although often they limit themselves to adapting standards of international validity.

The major regulatory bodies differ in application sectors and among these we can mention:


  • The IEC: the International Electrotechnical Commission is the oldest of these standardization bodies, founded in Geneva in 1907. Born to homologate units of measurement, today it is responsible for providing global standards for testing products in the electronics sector.


  • The ISO: the International Organization for Standardization is the most important source of technical specifications for materials and products. Founded in 1947, in the second half of the twentieth century it established itself globally as the reference organization for most countries.


  • The ICH: not all products fall under the aegis of the ISO. For example, medicines are regulated by the International Conference for the Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Medicinal Products for Human Use, abbreviated to ICH.

Likewise, beverages and foods refer to HACCP.


Product testing in the Climatic Chamber


Most product quality testing cannot do without a climatic chamber.

The climatic chamber is a laboratory instrument within which it is possible to alter at will some atmospheric parameters (above all temperature and relative humidity) in order to simulate precise environmental conditions.

Climatic chambers are of fundamental importance for product testing for two reasons.

First, because resistance to atmospheric factors is a necessity that crosses many types of products and numerous procedures test it in different ways.

Secondly, even when resistance to atmospheric factors is not the goal of the test, it is still necessary to reproduce constant and stable atmospheric conditions for the success of the test.

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The FDM Climatic Chamber for Product Testing

FDM - Environment Makers has been designing and manufacturing climatic chambers for over seventy years.

Our climatic chambers are able to perform all the climatic tests that we find among the various quality tests on the products and are an essential tool for conditioning the samples before performing the other types of tests.

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