Newton House
Spring Copse Business Park
West Sussex
RH13 0SZ
United Kingdom

+44 1403 799979


Mecmesin has provided high quality testing solutions to the cosmetics and cosmetics packaging industry for over 35 years, and is widely regarded as a leader in force and torque technology for quality control testing in design and production.


We offer a variety of test systems designed to enable manufacturers to test the quality, strength, performance and usability of their cosmetics materials, components and finished products, whether in the research and development laboratory or on the production floor.

Customers worldwide use Mecmesin test systems to ensure:

  • compliance with industry standards
  • consistency in products
  • reliability of closures
  • durability of containers
  • optimised use of materials
  • functionality of cosmetics packaging e.g. openability

Our range of test machines are the ideal solution for evaluating the mechanical properties of materials, components and finished products and support test applications such as tension, compression, flexure, peel, puncture, tear and torsion.

The cosmetics and cosmetics packaging test applications we can assist you with include:

  • actuation force of aerosol sprays and pumps
  • actuation torque and cap removal on lipstick barrels, mascara & eyeliners
  • adhesion / peel testing of labels and films
  • coefficient of friction testing of plastic film and sheeting
  • extrusion testing and seal testing on tubes & sachets
  • lipstick bullet break strength
  • lipstick, lip balm, lip liner, eyeliner, eye shadow & soap hardness
  • spreadability texture analysis of gels and creams
  • strength and integrity testing of makeup brushes
  • measurement of "slip torque" and "bridge torque" on tamper-evident closures
  • tensile force to open a snap cap / flip cap and the compressive force to reseal
  • testing applied, strip and release torque on cosmetics pots and jars
  • top-load testing of plastic containers e.g. PET bottles for "lightweighting" or "downgauging" of raw material

As well as our standard products, we are often called upon to design bespoke force and torque test solutions for specialist applications. Our special applications  team can design and manufacture bespoke test machines and innovative  grips and fixtures to your exact requirements.

In addition we offer a range of service capabilities, including customer training and calibration expertise.

Operating worldwide Mecmesin has companies in the UK, France, Germany, North America, Thailand and China plus a global network of factory-trained authorised distributors, who have extensive product and applications experience and knowledge and offer our customers a comprehensive technical support and after-sales service wherever they are.