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Miniature Precision Balls in Health and Beauty Aids

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 5:07:43 PM

Within the health and beauty industry, miniature precision balls are used in a range of products. Miniature precision balls are defined as balls under 1/8th of an inch (3mm) in diameter, and they come available in a number of different materials.

Outlined below are a few of the most common uses of miniature precision balls within the health and beauty industry as well as the importance of choosing high quality miniature precision balls when designing each of these products.

Spray Atomizers

Commonly used to dispense perfume as well as certain topical medicines, spray atomizers work by using air pressure in order to "atomize" the liquid and dispense it out as a fine mist. To do this, spray atomizers use two one-way valves and these valves are sealed using miniature precision balls. Plastic miniature precision balls are common for this application, though other materials can be used as well.

Agitator Balls for Trial Size Products

Bottles containing products such as nail polish often make use of precision balls in order to help mix the fluid when the bottle is shaken. For smaller, trial size bottles, though, miniature precision balls must be used. Miniature precision balls used as agitator balls are usually made out of stainless steel so that they won't corrode and so that they will have enough weight to move through and mix the thick fluid.

Roll On Balls for Trial Size Products

Products such as lip gloss and some topical medicines often make use of roller bottles outfitted with a precision ball as the product's applicator. For small, trial size versions of these products, miniature precision balls must be used. It's important that the miniature precision balls used as roll on balls be made to exact specifications. If they are too large, they may not roll freely or dispense the product. If they are too small, they may fall out or allow the product to leak. Miniature precision balls used as roller balls are most often made out of stainless steel, though glass and plastic balls can be used as well.

Outfit Your Health and Beauty Aids With Miniature Precision Balls from Hartford Technologies

Miniature precision balls play an important role in a variety of health and beauty aid products, and it's important that the balls used in these products be high-quality and manufactured to exact specifications.

At Hartford Technologies, we offer a wide range of miniature precision balls available in a variety of sizes and materials and all manufactured within precise tolerances. If you would like to learn more about outfitting your health and beauty product with our high-quality miniature precision balls, we invite you to contact us today.


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