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TE cosmetics closure breakaway torque test

Unscrewing the closure by hand is an easy and quick torque value test

A manufacturer of a wide range of skin, hair-care, make-up and sun-care products based in Greece needed to replace their outdated torque testers with up-to-date digital torque testers to guarantee production quality and to ensure their products remained sealed.

Nail varnish capping check

Removal torque is an indicator of capping torque specification

Barry M Cosmetics Ltd. are the leading British colour cosmetics brand, offering a comprehensive range of products for face, eyes, lips and nails. Their heritage began in 1982, by recognising the gap in the market for fashionable, on trend, vibrant colour choices in the cosmetics industry. The company’s reputation centres not only on drama and high quality, but also a strict policy to be cruelty-free in the testing of finished products and ingredients, in-house or within their supply chain.

Flip-cap opening force test

Pull-up force testing of a flip-top dispensing cap requires a sutable upper fixture

A repeatable test system to check the opening force of flip cap lids, accommodating 3 different diameter caps with minimal fixture changeover. Prevention of accidental loadcell damage was also a pre-requisite as this had been a problem previously at Betts Ltd. (now part of Albea).

Cosmetics closure testing

MultiTest-dv with appropriate fixtures can test closure removal forces

A bench-top testing system was required to repeatably test the pull-off force on a variety of cosmetic containers. The system needed to allow a relatively high volume of containers to be tested with the minimum level of training required for users.
The customer also required a torque tester to determine the torque necessary to operate the lipstick barrel.