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Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry

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With the cosmetics industry valued at around $62 billion in revenue and the personal care industry at over $300 billion in sales, these industries show no signs of slowing down.

To create the safe, trusted products that we apply to our face, hair and skin, cosmetics and personal care processors rely on a wide range of mixing technologies, from simple color or fragrance blending to the creation of extremely fine emulsions in creams and lotions. 

With decades of experience, Admix offers mixing equipment for the blending needs of the cosmetics and personal care industries, along with free formula and process testing in our pilot lab.

How Admix can help

As the cosmetics and personal care industries have evolved, we've worked with manufacturers to produce numerous products including:
  • Hair care products
  • Creams and lotions
  • Sun care products
  • Face creams
  • Makeup
  • Skin care products
  • Hair coloring and dyes
  • Cosmaceuticals
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfumes
  • Detergent
  • Air fragrances
And our test lab has worked with cosmetics and personal care processors to test ingredients at no charge. Some include:
  • Resin
  • CMC
  • TiO2
  • Wax
  • Surfactants
  • Colors
  • Preservatives
  • Citric acid
  • Parabens
  • Dimethicone
  • Glycerols
  • Extracts
If the following issues are negatively impacting your operations and bottom line, we'd love to help.

Our Flowshear bottom mount emulsifier/disperser is a standout in the cosmetics and personal care industry. It delivers high shear and flow in a compact design and complies with regulatory and cGMP requirements. With unrivaled versatility, it can mix a wide range of batch sizes with minimal starting liquid levels.

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Cosmetics and Personal Care Processing FAQs

Do you offer tank agitation for larger volumes?
Yes! Rotomixx and RotoMAXX II offer portable and fixed tank agitation in all stainless steel construction up to 60,000 gallons. Both provide simple blending of miscible fluids, solids incorporation and dispersion, and maintenance of a suspension while meeting 3-A standard #73-01.

How can I disperse powders that fisheye, agglomerate or raft on the top of the vessel?
The Rotosolver combines product motion with efficient pumping blades, and a high shear mixing region to break down fisheyes. It is CIP and 3-A standard #73-01.

Can you help me create a cream or lotion that relies on a tight, stable emulsion? 
The Rotostat rotor-stator mixer provides bulk tank motion without any in-tank bearing frame or supporting arms to block product flow. Its high shear mechanically breaks down solids (like wax) that give body to many creams, without requiring elevated temperature to melt these solids.

Currently we use 3 mixers to produce our makeup and colored pigment cosmetics. Do you have an efficient way to make a consistent, high quality makeup that doesn’t involve multiple steps and mixers?
Yes! The Boston Shearmill and its three sets of rotors and stators provide high shear rates and tips speeds that will mill your colored pigment or makeup product into a stable, flawless finished cosmetic. By eliminating multiple mills used in other processes, not only will your energy and maintenance costs go down, but you get a consistent, perfect product every time. 

I need to develop a new formula using a different production method. Does Admix offer testing equipment or services? 
Yes. The
 BenchMix programmable high shear lab mixer can be configured with Rotomixx, Rotosolver and Rotostat mixer heads for great flexibility and accurate scale-up to full production. We also offer free ingredient testing in our fully-equipped pilot plant and are so confident in our scale-up methods, we provide a process assurance warrantyContact us to see how we can help bring your products to market quicker.

Currently we run product through multiple passes in a homogenizer to filter out lumps trying to refine product before our filler machines. Is there an easier way?
Absolutely.  For inline continuous processing, the DynaShear and Boston Shearmill high shear mixers and wet mills provide tight emulsions. Typical droplet size with the DynaShear is 2-3 microns and as fine as 0.5 microns with the Boston Shearmill. They break down tough fisheyes in a single pass, and deagglomerate a fluid stream to save on filter cleaning and raw materials. Both are designed to run 24/7 and meet 3-A standard #36-01.

How can I safely incorporate powders into liquids?
Our powder induction line-up of the FastfeedOptifeed, and PIC provide inline, continuous powder induction and dispersion at feed rates over 450 lbs/minute on a single pass. Where air entrainment is a concern, the VacuShear system inducts powders or liquids under vacuum, provides high shear mixing for powder dispersion, and vacuum deaeration for the best finished product.