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Cosmetic Liquid Foundation Manufacturing

Published on Apr 7, 2021 3:20:29 PM

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Discover how Quadro Liquid's High Shear Mixing Solutions can be used to manufacture Cosmetics such as Liquid Foundation.


  • Incorporation of gums and polymers without agglomerates or “fisheyes”
  • Fine dispersing of pigments in the re-circulation loop with kettle
  • The setting of final, high viscosity water/silicone emulsion with a single pass prior to packaging
  • Quick and easy cleaning.

Quadro's Approach

  • ZC3 inline disperser, skid mounted with a dual PD pump arrangement for performance with high viscosities and high solids addition rates
  • Automated powder-in-hopper detection and valve actuation
  • Controls to allow (4) pre-set operating points
    • Single-pass solids incorporation, water feed
    • Solids incorporation, re-circulation set-up with kettle
    • Final emulsion setting from kettle
    • Operator PID backpressure control of discharge pump for additional flexibility in processing.

Quadro Ytron ZC Powder Disperser Advantages

  • 80% reduction in overall batch time vs. conventional in-tank multi-shaft mixer processing
  • Rapid incorporation & dispersion of solids
  • Single-pass emulsifying
  • Significantly reduced air entrainment
  • Elimination of quality problems associated with cross batch contamination
  • No excessive dusting from bag dumping into process vessels
  • No solids build-up on process vessel walls
  • Clean-in-place
  • Elimination of multiple in-tank specialty mixers.

Learn more about Quadro Liquids High Shear Mixers and speak to our team for assistance with your mixing applications.

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Topics: Powder Dispersion