In the health and beauty industry, miniature precision balls are used in various products. The definition of miniature precision ball is a ball with a diameter of less than 1/8 inch (3mm), and it is available in a variety of different materials.
The following outlines several common uses of micro precision balls in the health and beauty industry, and the importance of choosing high quality micro precision balls when designing each product.
1. Spray atomizers are usually used to dispense perfumes and some topical medicines. They work by using air pressure to "atomize" liquids and dispense them into fine mists. To this end, the spray atomizer uses two one-way valves and uses miniature precision balls to seal these valves. Plastic miniature precision balls are very common for this application, although other materials can also be used.
2. Stirring ball refers to bottles containing nail polish and other products usually use precision balls to help mix the liquid when the bottle is shaken. However, for smaller tasting bottles, micro precision balls must be used. The miniature precision balls used as stirrer balls are usually made of stainless steel so that they will not corrode and they will have enough weight to pass through and mix dense fluids.
3. Products such as lip gloss and certain topical medications usually use roller bottles with precision balls as the product applicator. For small trial versions of these products, micro precision balls must be used. It is very important that the miniature precision balls used as the balls are accurately made into specifications. If they are too large, they may not be able to freely roll or dispense products. If they are too small, they may fall or leak the product. Miniature precision balls used as balls are usually made of stainless steel, although glass and plastic balls can also be used.