Performance claims are of increasing importance for the marketing of hair care products. Stable Micro Systems offers a wide range of specialist testing solutions to substantiate these claims. Examples of some of the many tests available are described in this document.
Tensile Grips can be used to
support hair fibres to determine
stiffness/ bending strength.
|Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and relaxation
|Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
Allows manufacturers to measure
the ease of removal and application
of products such as sauces, pastes,
creams and gels.
|Hair Combing Rig
Enables the comb to be disengaged
at the end of each combing stroke
for realistic assessment of hair
Used to assess hardness and
stickiness of styling waxes -
spherical probes used where
product surfaces are uneven.
|Actuation Force Testing
Allows measurement of the force
required to release hair fixatives from
aerosols, soap/cream from dispensers.
|Back/Forward Extrusion Rig
Forward and Backward extrusion
tests enable consistency
assessment of shampoo and
Wax firmness studies at different
temperatures can be carried out
with the use of a Thermal Cabinet.
Compare Texture Analysers - take your choice of instrument
for universal application
with limited capacity
and testing stroke
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Typical measurements include:
Fixatives: Hair Bending Strength, Dynamic Hairspray Analysis, Hair Tackiness, Stiffness and Flexibility of Polymers, Fixative Film Toughness, Fixative Tackiness, Aerosol Actuation Force