Lucideon Publishes White Paper for Consumer Healthcare Manufacturers

Lucideon has published a new white paper, ‘Measuring the Chemical & Physical Properties of Human Hair Surfaces’ which is free to download from its website.

The white paper discusses how the surface characterization of hair fibres can deliver important insights into the performance of hair care products, helping in the development of improved product formulations.  Topographical and chemical surface characterization techniques can be used to determine relevant hair properties, such as scale height, hair damage and chemical residues.

Chris Pickles, author of the white paper, said:

“Consumer healthcare manufacturers are constantly looking to improve their products and to develop the next generation of hair care.  Surface characterization and analysis can not only aid product development but also the support of marketing claims. 

“We have a world-class surface analysis facility at Lucideon which is run by experts in their field.  In addition we have a comprehensive range of analytical capabilities to help manufacturers to comply with regulations, ensure quality and consistency and solve failures.”

Techniques covered in the paper include non-contact white light interferometry and 3D scanning electron microscopy, which are used to investigate topographical consequences such as scale height and hair damage, and  X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) which can determine chemical residues and natural substrates in terms of material identification, level quantification and spatial distribution.

Lucideon has a range of white papers on its website, including ‘Understanding Materials Choices, Their Performance and Selection’ and ‘Towards the Future of Controlled Release Applications.’

Download the white paper on the right and visit for more information.

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    Measuring the Chemical & Physical Properties of Human Hair Surfaces

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