Adverse Sensorial Effects

Mineral water can have a “stale“ or “plastic“ taste if the wrong material is used for the packaging or in the production process.

This can quickly result in a loss of image in the customers‘ eye or an expensive legal dispute with the supplier.

Because of the many different possibilities, looking for the cause can be like searching for the proverbial “needle in a haystack“.

We can help you resolve problems in this area with sophisticated analyses and our extensive experience in this field.

Our range of services:

  • Quality assurance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Complaints processing
  • Finding causes
  • If required, we can draw up a toxicological expert opinion and risk assessment report


  • Screening analysis using GC-MS
  • Semi-quantitative individual substance detection
  • Comparative analysis
  • Analysis of all relevant materials (bottle tops, packaging, etc.)
  • Sensorial tests
  • Detection of residues of cleaning or disinfecting agents
  • Testing for biological activity
  • Separation of “organic components“ of the DOC reference to “bioavailability“
  • Material tests with weathering

Expert opinions / Consulting

Process technology (treatment, preparation, filling, storage, cleaning, etc.) including testing raw, auxiliary and operating materials

Professional support

Project development for tracing causes


Im Maisel 14
D - 65232 Taunusstein
f +49 6128 744-242
f +49 6128 744-9906

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