Particle Size Testing, Plume Geometry Testing, Spray Pattern Testing and More

Nozzles for bottles, canisters, and sprayers need to be to be rigorously evaluated for specific use for home or industrial applications. A few of these applications include Paints, cleaning compounds, solvents, lubricants, cosmetics and other consumer aerosol products.  We have the capability to perform repetitive spray nozzle, pressurized canister and general aerosol characterization testing.  We specialize in particle size distribution testing, MMAD testing, GSD testing, spray pattern testing, plume geometry testing, plume velocity testing and a variety of other testing related to the physical characteristics of aerosols.

We can evaluate multiple inter-lot samples, provide a comparison to a competitor’s product, assess manufacturing reproducibility and provide assessments of prototypes.  All of our aerosol testing is engineered to give you a competitive advantage over others and to provide the best product available to the consumer.

ARE Labs specializes in evaluating aerosol characterization testing, assessment of manufacturing quality, and assessment of prototypes.

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Full Spray Analysis

Particle Size Distributions, MMAD, GSD, Plume Geometry, Spray Angle, Spray Pattern

→ Aerosol Spray Device Testing and Optimization

→ Particle Size Distribution and Mass Measurement

→ Aerosol Can/Device Reproducibility & Stability Testing

→ Competitor’s Product Evaluations and Comparisons

→ Dry powder, solution, and suspension analysis

 Custom Application for Sensitive Data


  • Aerosol Cans
  • Spray Nozzles
  • Dry Powders Devices
  • Utrasonic Devices
  • Processing Devices
  • Filtration
  • Particle/Aerosol Concentrators
  • Cyclones


  • Particle Size Characterization
  • Plume Geometry Testing
  • Spray Pattern Testing
  • Mass Spray Rate Testing
  • Estimated Respirable Mass Testing
  • Aerosol Efficiency Testing
  • Reproducibility Testing
  • Stability Testing
  • Accelerated Aging Study
  • Spray Nozzle Testing

Design & Development

  • Nozzle Selection
  • Off-the-Shelf Comparisons
  • Specialty Device Design
  • Propellant Selection
  • Homogenization
  • Dry Powders
  • Liquid Aerosols and Sprays