Application PNR 12: Consistency of Lipstick

The Penetrometer PNR 12 is suitable for consistency determinations in the cosmetics industry. Various test kits are available for different cosmetic products. The choice of the accessories depends on the consistency and conductivity of the sample.

High Efficiency Due to Flexibility

The PNR 12 is a gravity penetrometer and measures the resistance a material provides against being pierced by a specifically shaped test body. The penetration, which is indicated in penetration units of 0.1 mm per unit, allows a rating of the plasticity or consistency.
Due to its easy handling and convertibility the PNR 12 has gained a wide scope of applications.

Is a cosmetic stick flexible enough or will it break easily?

The melting point and the penetration value (PU) of cover up sticks are important measurable criteria. A good lipstick or blemish stick has to be soft. A high penetration value and a high melting point are preferable.
The measurements should be done with the finished colored and homogenized lipstick (concealer) mass because the results depend on the pigment, too.

Accessories for Manual Surface Detection

Test Kit "Tapered Needle - Wax" (106932)
Consisting of:
2 tapered needles, 2.5 g (106843)
1 plunger, 47.5 g (106822)
1 load weight, 50 g (106827)
3 wax test cylinders, Ø 25 x 32 mm (106842)
3 base plates, glass (106458)
1 transfer dish, with heat exchanger (106879)
1 thermometer ASTM 64C (109433)

 

Test Kit "Needle - manually" ASTM Bitumen (106926)
Consisting of:
3 standard needles, 2.5 g (106912)
1 plunger, 47.5 g (106822)
1 load weight, 50 g (106827)
5 sample containers, Ø 55 x 35 mm (106834)
1 Petri dish I, Ø 43 x 11 mm (106381)
1 transfer dish (106833)

 

Accessories for Automatic Surface Detection

The automatic surface detection with our special force sensor plunger is suitable for hard samples with a PU <160.

Test Kit "Tapered Needle – Wax – Automatic” (113428)
Consisting of:
2 tapered needles, 2.5 g (106843)
1 sensor plunger, 97.5 g (106905)
3 wax test cylinders, Ø 25 x 32 mm (106842)
3 base plates, glass (106458)
1 transfer dish, Ø 185 x 90 mm, with heat exchanger (106879)
1 thermometer ASTM 64C (109433)

 

Frequent applications may require a test body and a plunger from the above test kits only. Therefore, all parts of these test kits are available individually.

Do you have any questions?

Contact Anton Paar ProveTec directly: support.provetec[at]anton-paar.com

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