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Characterisation of liquid marbles in commercial cosmetic products

Yue, Sally, Shen, Wei and Hapgood, Karen 2016, Characterisation of liquid marbles in commercial cosmetic products, Advanced powder technology, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 33-41, doi: 10.1016/j.apt.2015.10.014.

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Title Characterisation of liquid marbles in commercial cosmetic products
Author(s) Yue, Sally
Shen, Wei
Hapgood, KarenORCID iD for Hapgood, Karen orcid.org/0000-0002-0402-8954
Journal name Advanced powder technology
Volume number 27
Issue number 1
Start page 33
End page 41
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 0921-8831
1568-5527
Keyword(s) liquid marbles
stability
commercial products
formulation
Summary Liquid marbles are droplets of up to 98% fluid, coated with a hydrophobic powder. Commercially produced products have been found to last over two years while laboratory made marbles survive for days at most. The aim of this paper is to investigate the characteristics of twelve commercial products based on liquid marble technology to gain insight into their prolonged stability. The particle size distribution moisture content, visual appearance and general stability of the commercial liquid marble products were examined. Based on the analysis of commercial formulations, a simple formulation based on the top most common components (silica, water and VP/VA copolymer) was used to create liquid marbles and investigate the role of the formulation ingredients on liquid marble stability. The inclusion of 2% and 5% VP/VA as film former extended the survival time of the liquid marbles but this was still well short of the commercial formulations. Further work is required to replicate the properties of commercial liquid marbles and extend the survival time of these structured solid-liquid particles.
Notes The article states that it is jointly published by Elsevier and The Society of Powder Technology Japan.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.apt.2015.10.014
Field of Research 090406 Powder and Particle Technology
0904 Chemical Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Society of Powder Technology Japan.
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