Cosmetics packaging is an interesting industry that would benefit from rotary viscous dampers. Compacts for example. They have an articulating lid that opens so that the consumer can dispense the product. The lids on these devices are usually held together with spring pins that act purely as hinges with a little friction to hold in place. Basically a tiny friction hinge. While there is nothing wrong with the design, it’s lacking a wow factor. I have been approached by a cosmetics manufacturer to develop a rotary viscous hinge to provide a luxurious spring-loaded slow open lid to expose the product within. This sort of approach adds a high quality feel that exudes class. Users can open the compacts in public and show off their luxurious products. There are many other products that can benefit from this application. Your imagination is the limit. Contact us at