How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Performance and textural properties of personal care products


Measuring Peeling Characteristics

There are many personal care products which rely upon a good peeling function as their primary physical characteristic. 

Medical bandages, sanitary towels, and nappies are just a few examples of products that at some point will require to be peeled from skin or another surface and therefore this adhesive strength will need to be measured in order to be monitored and/or controlled. Waxing strips are used as a method of hair removal at home and are typically treated with wax to remove hair. 

The benefit of waxing strips are that they do not require a heat source in order to grip the hair. Whether applying cloth strips to heated wax on unwanted hair in a salon or whether using formulated strips for home-use the success of this treatment is based on the adhesive interaction that occurs with the hair in order to remove it when the strips are peeled off.