The word “cosmetic” is sometimes applied to items that only impact something’s personal appearance. Because of that, it’s easy for people to make the mistake of associating cosmetic products with superficiality.
However, the skin is the body’s biggest organ, so products applied to it also impact what goes on under the surface. That’s why most cosmetic manufacturers prefer stainless steel to keep their products safe from contamination. That’s also why we’ve compiled a list of the stainless steel equipment every cosmetic manufacturer needs.
Cosmetic products often contain both oils and water, and ordinary experience with food will tell you they don’t mix, and if they do, it isn’t for long. That is why homogenizing emulsion blenders are essential pieces of stainless steel equipment for cosmetic manufacturers. These kinds of blenders may use one of many methods, such as single mixing, dual mixing, and helical mixing in order to create a more permanent solution.
Tanks and Kettles
As with most products, temperature control is essential to creating cosmetic products. Going between heat and cold helps speed the homogenization process. However, going too far from one side of the spectrum or the other can damage the final product, especially in the case of extreme heat. Jacketed stainless steel tanks and kettles help manufacturers maintain greater temperature control throughout the entire process.
Filling and Capping Machine
Because so much care is needed for producing cosmetics, less attention is placed on the latter end of production: packing up the materials for sale. But more goes into filling a capping machine than one would think, and choosing the right equipment will impact your facility’s efficiency. Here are some factors to consider:
- The viscosity of your product
- The type of nozzle your product will need
- What kinds of caps your product needs
- The material of your product’s container
Additionally, you have to keep your facility’s production level in mind. Automatic, semi-automatic, and manual equipment all produce different numbers of bottles per minute, so it’s essential to choose one that will fit your company’s present and future needs.
Those who work with and use cosmetic products know that they are far from superficial. So, more than superficial thought should be given to the equipment used to make them. Cedarstone Industry has a variety of stainless steel process equipment that enables cosmetic manufacturers to create incredible products.