Understanding the Importance of Ash and Total Solids in Cosmetic Manufacturing

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Introduction

Due to the rapid growth and increasing competition of the global cosmetics industry, accurate, low cost and rapid technology to control cosmetic quality and production are a priority. Shampoos, lotions, soaps, detergents, polishes, and other consumer or industrial products require extremely tight formulation specifications, which is why having quality control equipment that is fast, while still maintaining accuracy can help improve formulations, increase yields, and boost profitability. The testing of solids and ash content are critical for ensuring proper formulation and the data from these analyses have the largest impact on bottom line and product quality.