A wide variety of materials that are classified as consumer products require thermal analysis for adequate characterization. Obviously, the packaging is often polymeric, and thus analyzed like other polymers. However, thermal analysis also studies the chemical interactions between the packaging and the product itself, especially to check for unexpected and even detrimental effects. In addition, many materials themselves require thermal analysis to understand their behavior.
Some examples include:
- Stress cracking in packaging
- UV curing of nail polish
- Wax content and properties in lipsticks
- Emulsion behavior
- Quality control of packaging materials