COSMETIC POWDERS

PROCESS EQUIPMENT FOR COSMETIC POWDERS

Most of us use cosmetics every day in the form of deodorants, shampoos, moisturisers, perfumes, makeup, nail polish, hair colourings and all kinds of other beauty treatments. In general, these cosmetics are made up of chemical compounds, some that are natural and many more that are synthetic. When it comes to their production, Hosokawa Micron contributes a wide range of processing technologies.

Face powder producers have developed complex formulae to satisfy the efficiency and quality demands from a broad end user group, which in turn, puts pressure on their demands for high-quality manufacturing. Important aspects here are texture & application, colour consistency, minimum product loss and easy cleaning.

Mixing cosmetic powders with the Cyclomix

The Cyclomix high-shear impact mixer can produce face powders in homogeneous, lump-free batches by spraying continuously from its central spray nozzle and rotating at variable rotor speeds of 3 - 30 m/s, including low speeds gentle enough for mixing fragile or heat-sensitive components. The Cyclomix disperses pigments thoroughly and does not over-wet the mixture, eliminating the risk of lumps and the need for additional milling. This unique combination minimizes product losses and helps avoid downtime for cleaning.

Milling and micronizing cosmetic powders

Powders form a considerable part of the base materials needed for cosmetics. The production of these powders requires milling and micronizing, which is a specialism of Hosokawa Alpine. Hosokawa Alpine has established itself as an expert in dry powder processing and supplies complete systems for the formulation of powdery cosmetics. This includes systems for fine grinding of dry raw and base materials and the micronizing of face powder.

Containment technologies

Our range of industry-leading processing equipment includes containment solutions for the safe handling of powders and solvents during the production process. The equipment is renowned for its ability to process high-grade materials, its excellent build quality and ease of cleaning, harnessing our extensive experience in the cGMP pharmaceutical sector.

The Hosokawa Group's primary centre of expertise for containment technology is Hosokawa Micron Ltd. in the UK. Their smart downflow booths and laminar flow booths for powder and solvent handling can be fitted with their unique, dynamic Hosokawa Gen4 intelligent software, while their range of isolators, gloveboxes, drum handling and filling and weighing systems are perfect for the safe containment of ultra-fine powders, including those comprising nano-size particles.

To discover more about Hosokawa Micron containment solutions for the cosmetics industry, visit their website.

Try before you buy

Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

To learn more about our process equipment and systems for cosmetic powders, contact us:

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