Rheology as a tool for the growth of company know-how

04 / 05 2021

Rheology is a very important tool for the cosmetic industry and finds application in the various stages of design and production of the finished product.
It can significantly improve the knowledge of ingredients and formulations to better manage the delicate phase of industrialization without surprises and can be applied to highlight any critical issues in the shelf life of the product.
It also allows us to study the structural properties of products that inevitably have important repercussions on sensory aspects and consumer compliance, as well as providing valuable information to support marketing claims and/or for comparative studies with reference benchmarks.

From 13 to 15 April, the Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC) 2021 was held in virtual form, in which UNIRED participated with the following work: “Physico-mechanical characterization of polyurethanes for cosmetic use: rheology and texture analysis”.

The aim of the study presented was to study the physical-mechanical properties of cosmetic systems formulated with two polyurethane-based rheological modifiers, used alone or in combination.

In this study, rheology, associated with texture analysis, made it possible to characterize new raw materials, comparing them with those conventionally used and to evaluate their contribution to the spreading properties of cosmetic products.

This same methodological approach can be used when reformulating existing products on the market, if you want to replace raw materials quickly, with a view, for example, to a better environmental sustainability profile.

Contact us at +39 049 776766 or write to info@unired.it to find out which rheology analysis is most suitable for studying the application characteristics of your product.

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