News & Articles

Polaroid product testing with OSIL

Polaroid product testing with OSIL

Internationally recognised sunglasses brand, Polaroid, have chosen to carry out product testing using OSIL’s Atlantic Seawater Conductivity Standard.


The tests are designed to simulate the ageing of the product, and include various products and chemicals encountered in the usual life of the sunglasses, such as sun lotion and hair products, as well as the stresses imposed on the products when being opened and put on.


The sunglasses are subjected to the equivalent of about 2 years worth of use, and are exposed to OSIL’s Atlantic Seawater to replicate the familiar scenario of dropping sunglasses in the sea, swimming in the sea, or sailing.


This filtered natural ocean water (S = 35) may be used in a wide range of applications including field probe calibration/checks, chemical analysis, particulate studies, corrosion testing and any other applications which require open-ocean seawater. 


The label value is quoted in salinity and in specific conductance (mS/cm) with a confidence of ± 0.2%, and is available in two pack sizes, 4 x 5 litres or 10 x 500 ml bottles.


The Atlantic Seawater “was chosen for its consistency, offering real life replicability at an affordable price”.


Dr Richard Williams, Managing Director of OSIL, commented “yet again this is another fascinating use for our seawater products, which have included thalassotherapy treatment for racehorses, psoriasis treatments, and product testing for marine paints”.


For further information or sales enquiries please contact: or call +44 (0) 2392 488 240.

Print this Article

Latest News