Applicators and dispensers are designed to provide uniform coverage of semi-solids, liquids and viscous matter such as creams and lotions. They are often integrated with the product's packaging so that the packaging also acts as a dispenser.
In cosmetics and personal care products this can be a push of an aerosol to generate a spray, a twist delivery of a lipstick, a pull-off of a cap for a lip tint, an applicator brush for mascara, or a roll-on for antiperspirant. The consumer experience of the cosmetic product is inextricably linked with the applicator so it is vital that the quality of the applicator meets expectations.
Testing the operating forces and torques of applicators and dispensers is a key measure in the quality-control process, for which Mecmesin has an extensive range of force and torque testers.