- Your capital equipment investment cannot be sitting idle, maximum uptime is a necessity in today’s competitive environment and must be flexible enough to support the production of a wide range of skews.
- Equipment must be able to produce products quickly and efficiently, maximizing the yield from the raw ingredients and minimizing waste.
Production of quality products
- Repeatable manufacturing delivering consistent color and performance ensures retention of your customer base.
- Hygienic, easy to clean equipment and systems ensure no cross-contamination from batch to batch.
Speed to market
- Speedy development of new products and reliable scale-up to full-scale production.
Hot Process Applications
The hot process is typically a two-phase product with a water and an oil phase. The oil phase will be a combination of melted waxes and oils mixed with dry ingredients that are soluble in oil. Water phase preparation often involves the incorporation and dispersion of gum thickeners and stabilizers which require high shear mixing to properly hydrate these ingredients. The two phases are brought up to temperature in separate vessels and then homogenized together in a processor to create a stable emulsion. While blending and the proper application of shear are key components to hot process products, thermodynamics and crystallization rates play an important role as well. Some products like lipstick and mascara need to be filled into their final containers hot so that the product will flow and take the shape of the mold, while others like face creams and serums need to be cooled under gentle agitation to keep the product from separating or crystallizing. Proper mixing and precise temperature control are paramount to a successful hot process.
Scott Turbon provides mixers for oil and water phase preparation, including complete turnkey processing systems for the production of your final product. Ask our application experts and we can assist you with your current processing challenges.
- Eye cream
- Hand and face creams
- Clay Masks
Cold Process Applications
Cold processing is common for hair care and other water-based formulations. One of the key components of these products is water-soluble viscosity modifiers more commonly referred to as gums and thickeners, used to control viscosity and provide stability. Ingredients such as Xanthan gum, guar gum, CMC (Carboxymethyl Cellulose), HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), and Carbomers are some of the more commonly used modifiers. Efficient incorporation and lump-free dispersion of these ingredients into water are key to a stable and quality final product.Complete utilization of expensive active ingredients and gums can be aided by applying shear to the process. Most of the motion in the tank will be provided by a sweep or impeller style mixer but these are not suitable for the proper wetting and dispersion of these dry ingredients. Processors stand to improve their products by using high shear mixersfor these demanding applications. As many of these cold process products are produced in large volumes, Scott Turbon recommends the application of high shear inline mixers as the most efficient and economical approach for these applications.
- Shampoo, conditioners
- Body wash and moisturizers
- Topical gels
- Liquid soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Essential oils
- Sunscreen lotions
Providing The Product You Need
Whether testing out a new product line or expanding to full-scale production, we deliver high-quality stainless-steel mixers and processing systems ideal for cosmetics and personal care products.
Our equipment is durable, reliable, efficient, and easy to clean, which is important to your production team.
We provide the most complete and comprehensive portfolio of rotating equipment solutions - mixers and pumps - for your application.
We are your perfect process partner.
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Our team provides the most complete and comprehensive portfolio of rotating equipment solutions - mixers and pumps - for your application. We are your perfect process partner.