Stability and Shelf Life Testing

Measuring shelf life and stability

Stability and shelf life testing is a crucial aspect of development of any liquid dispersion product. Changes to the stability of consumable products can result in reduced shelf life and loss of product performance. Measuring shelf life stability using high-quality analytical instruments is therefore vital to the development of high-quality products that adhere to industry and consumer quality standards.

We supply the full range of LUM products, which are widely used many industries from food to paints and coatings, for shelf life accelerated stability testing, and real-time shelf life and stability tests.

LUM Instruments are also designed for stability and shelf life testing in a number of other industries including:

  • Cosmetics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Medical devices

Our instruments for stability and shelf life testing

LUM GmbH have designed and engineered a large range of products suitable for shelf life and stability testing. At Adaptive Instruments, we supply the full LUM product line to research and development departments, and quality assurance and control departments across the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

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Industry spotlight


Researchers and product development professionals in the pharmaceutical industry are regularly required to conduct accurate stability and shelf life testing. LUM instruments can be used to conduct accelerated stability tests to determine the projected physical, chemical and microbial changes of finished products over time. LUM’s accurate and reliable results aid the choice of expiry date, storage recommendations and packaging materials, as well as providing evidence that a product meets all relevant shelf life compliance standards.


The determination of shelf life by accelerated stability testing enables the prediction of product stability in the fast-paced cosmetics development sector. This ensures that new or modified cosmetics products meet quality standards for physical, chemical and microbiological stability when stored in appropriate conditions. LUM equipment produces reliable results for accelerated shelf life testing, helping cosmetics companies to uphold short product development cycles and produce safe and economically viable products.