Process technologies for tomorrow.


Most people use cosmetics on a daily basis in the form of deodorants, shampoos, moisturisers, perfumes, make-up, hair dyes and all sorts of other care products. Cosmetic products often have complex formulations, meticulously designed to fulfill the quality demands of end users. As a result, the need for impeccable manufacturing standards is paramount.

The Hosokawa Micron Group offers a range of processing technologies customized for the manufacture of cosmetic powders. These include mixing, milling, micronizing, and containment solutions, all meticulously designed to ensure exceptional texture and application, consistent color, minimal product loss, and convenient cleaning.


Cyclomix high-shear mixer

The Cyclomix high-shear 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.


Aeroplex Spiral Jet Mill

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.


Hosokawa Micron downflow booth

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.


Hosokawa Micron powder processing Test Centre in Doetinchem, 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.


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



Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified according to ISO 14001. Our certification covers all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances. In addition, Hosawa Micron was awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for its sustainability achievements. EcoVadis determined that the company was among the top 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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