The odor-adsorption capacity test (shown at right) showed that ScentLok Carbon Alloy single-layer BaseSlayers adsorbed 252.5 μg/cm2 of odor. The same test showed that the “Competitor A Jacket” fabric adsorbed just 24.6 μg/cm2 of odor, the “Competitor A Shirt” fabric adsorbed only 14.9 μg/cm2 of odor and the “Competitor B Shirt” fabric adsorbed a meager 10.5 μm/cm2 of odor.
What this ultimately means is that ScentLok Carbon Alloy® fabrics outperformed competitor fabrics by a wide margin. In fact, these “competitive” garments performed no better than non-technical fabrics at controlling odor.
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To go even further, these results were recalculated using the same scale that some competitors use for reporting results. This method takes into account the weight of the material rather than surface area. In addition these tests isolated butyric acid as the representative human odor.
The recalculated odor-adsorption capacity test showed that ScentLok Carbon Alloy single-layer BaseSlayers adsorbed 1274.40 μg/gram of odor. The same test showed that the “Competitor A Jacket” adsorbed just 98.62 μg/gram of odor, the “Competitor A Shirt” adsorbed only 82.21 μg/gram of odor and the “Competitor B Shirt” adsorbed just 56.77 μm/gram of odor.