Stainless steel mixing balls likely aren't the first thing you associate with nail services such as manicures and pedicures. The reality is, though, that many of the nail treatment products produced by companies in the health and beauty industry rely heavily on ball bearings known as mixing balls or agitator mixing beads.
If you are developing a new nail care product, it's important that you use the right ball bearings in order to ensure that your product functions as intended. In this article, we'll take a look at how ball bearings are used in nail polish and how you can choose the right ball for your product.
Precision ball bearings are often placed within bottles of nail polish in order to serve as mixing beads. For the best results, nail polish must be thoroughly mixed before each use. Nail polish, however, is a very thick fluid. When you combine this with the fact that nail polish bottles are normally filled to the top of the bottle - leaving little room for turbulence when the bottle is shaken - it can become difficult for consumers to mix the nail polish just by shaking the bottle.
Mixing beads work by adding another source of turbulence to the bottle of nail polish. When a bottle of nail polish containing a mixing bead is shaken, the ball will move up and down as well as latterly through the fluid and ensure that the nail polish is thoroughly mixed.
The first requirement for mixing beads used by the nail polish industry is that they have to be heavy. Nail polish is a thick fluid, and lightweight balls such as balls made out of plastic will not move through it well enough to agitate the nail polish. Instead, heavier stainless steel mixing balls are the most common ball bearings used for this purpose.
Another benefit of stainless steel mixing balls is the fact that they are corrosion resistant. Nail polish is often a corrosive fluid, and no one wants to deal with particles of rust and corrosion in their nail polish. By making use of stainless steel agitator balls, though, you can ensure that the surface of the ball remains in perfect condition throughout the life of the product and does not deposit any unwanted material in the nail polish.
Finally, it's important that the mixing beads you choose be affordable. Bottles of nail polish are not normally highly expensive products, meaning that you will need to find stainless steel mixing balls that are high quality and affordable in order to come out ahead placing them in each bottle of nail polish that you manufacture.
At Hartford Technologies, we're proud to serve the nail polish industry by providing a wide range of high-quality stainless steel agitator balls at a highly affordable price. These precision-made balls come in a variety of sizes, are heavy enough to thoroughly agitate any nail polish, and are corrosion resistant enough to stay in perfect condition no matter what fluid they are submerged in.
If you would like to learn more about how you can put our high-quality ball bearings to work in your nail polish products, we invite you to contact us today.
Hartford Technologies, Inc.
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