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Shampoo, Conditioner & Handcream Manufacturing

Manufacturing Shampoos, Conditioners, and Creams

In today's varied market, there is a wide selection of shampoos, conditioners, and creams tailored to meet the specific needs of various hair and skin types. Lots of manufacturers have found success in diversifying their product offering to meet the needs of different niche markets. From convenient 2-in-1 formulas to specialized products for color-treated hair, dandruff treatments for hair, and moisturizing creams infused with UV and SPF protection, consumers have a range of options to address their specific needs.

Dispersing High Viscosity Thickeners for Shampoo Manufacture

  • Dispersion of Carbopol, HPMC, Xanthan Gum (powders are high viscosity thickeners, highly hydrophilic, and difficult to disperse without fisheyes), flake wax, and other minor ingredients into water and/or alcohol
  • Typical batch size 6000L
  • High capacity, single-pass dispersion into the water and/or alcohol

Quadro's Approach to Manufacturing Shampoo, Conditioner and Hand Cream

The ZC3 Powder Disperser is a cutting-edge high shear mixer that excels at the incorporation of difficult-to-disperse ingredients, including those involved in the manufacture of shampoos, conditioners, and creams.

With a liquid feed from the water supply line, this innovative machine allows for seamless powder incorporation and dispersion.

Powders are manually added into the hopper from a mezzanine, with a full-flow ball valve ensuring mass flow of powders. Moreover, the ZC3 is equipped with a pressure gauge on the discharge line, meticulously monitoring the pressure throughout the entire process. This level of precision and control guarantees that each batch is consistently high-quality and free from any irregularities.

Quadro Ytron® ZC Powder Disperser Advantages

It's no wonder that end-users have praised the ZC3 for its impressive features, highlighting its speed, versatility, and ability to draw less air into the final product. In the ever-evolving world of cosmetic manufacturing, the ZC3 Powder Disperser stands out as a remarkable piece of equipment that streamlines production and ensures top-notch results every time.

One of customers saw the following benefits from using the ZC3 for their process:

Time Savings

  • Rapid incorporation & dispersion of solids during the liquid fill cycle.
  • Powder incorporation time was reduced to less than 1 hour.
  • Total batch time was reduced from 72 to 8 hours.
  • With the reduced batch times, our customer can now produce the products as ordered and reduce inventory and warehouse demands whilst meeting their 3-day delivery requirements

Less Air Entrainment

  • Dramatically reduced product de-aeration time

Improved Product Quality

  • Improved product consistency from batch to batch - the previous method included dumping the powders into the vessel and mixing using a 3-blade pitch impeller resulting in baseball size lumps and 'fish-eyes'
  • Increase in viscosity - single-pass processing eliminates over-processing common with conventional mixers preserving the rheological properties of shear-sensitive products

Improved Process Efficiency

  • Instant dissolution of wax flakes at a reduced temperature - from 85 to 67°C - thus reducing the cooling time
  • The customer did not have to expand the manufacturing facility to increase production and were able to eliminate mix tanks to free up manufacturing space

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