Cosmetic cream is a product that is usually applied to the skin. Creams can be considered pharmaceutical products because many cosmetic creams are based on advances made by pharmacies. Unmedicated creams are often used to treat a wide range of skin problems.
Creams are mixtures of oil and water that are mostly solid. There are two kinds: oil-in-water creams and water-in-oil creams. Oil-in-water creams have small droplets of oil spread out in a continuous water phase, while water-in-oil creams have small droplets of water spread out in a continuous oily phase. Because they are less greasy and easier to wash off with water, oil-in-water creams are easier to use and look better. Water-in-oil creams are harder to work with, but many drugs in creams are hydrophobic and will get out of a water-in-oil cream more easily than an oil-in-water cream. Water-in-oil creams are also more moisturizing because they create an oily barrier that stops water from leaving the stratum corneum, the top layer of skin.
What are the common types of cosmetic cream containers?
Why piston or pump filling is the best way to fill highly viscous cosmetic products?
Most cosmetic creams have a semi-fixed form, and piston or pump filling is the best way to fill them because of their high viscosity.
- If the cosmetic cream comes in a plastic or laminated tube, it’s best to use a tube filling and sealing machine. It is ideal for packaging liquids in tubes and works great for filling cosmetic cream.
- Monoblock filling and capping machines are best for the most common types of cream jars. We have monoblock filling and capping machines that combine multiple machines into a single unit that takes up less space and makes your bottling line run more smoothly. In the cosmetics industry, filling and capping are two of the most important tasks. The best product for the customer can only be manufactured if the containers have been filled and capped in a manner that works for the product, using the most sophisticated, cost-effective technology.
- Another benefit of the monoblock filling system is that you may choose functions needed for packaging. The monoblock system has a filling machine and capping machine, and you may add any packaging equipment you need or want to the whole packaging line. The system can have stations for the inner cap, the gasket, etc. This freedom of design lets you create a unique way to package any given product. Excellent for filling in the cosmetics industry in particular.
- You could also use a linear piston filling machine for cosmetic creams that come in bigger bottles.
Also, it’s important to remember that many containers for cosmetic creams have smooth caps, and when choosing a capping machine, care should be taken not to damage the caps.
What are the filling notes to remember when using cosmetic filling machines?
Most of the time, cosmetic creams rehydrate the skin, which is why they are so popular. But some creams, like sunscreen and acne cream treat or cure health problems. There are many different creams on the market because they have other uses and benefits. These creams can be very thin, almost like water, or much thicker and harder to move around. Because products have different thicknesses, several different filling machines use to package them.
The key is to choose a liquid filler compatible with the creams products. Both piston fillers and machines that use a pump can handle viscosities thicker than water. Pump filling machines are flexible because the pump is adjustable to fit the filling cream. A time-based or pulse-based system can be used to fill the right amount of volume. Time-based systems fill for the amount of time you choose, while pulse-based systems measure how the pump works. For example, a quarter, half, or full turn of the gear can be a pulse for a gear pump.
Piston fillers also apply in creams with a higher viscosity, which may be the best option for the thickest liquids. Also, in a volumetric fill, the piston moves back to let the product into the cylinder. When it moves back to the cylinder, it pushes the product into waiting bottles. Piston fillers can also handle both thin and thick liquids. This makes them the perfect choice for companies that package a variety of creams.
How to set up a custom production line for cosmetic creams?
Like other liquid products, creams need production lines set up in a way that works best for them. Depending on the type of cosmetic cream and how it needs to be packaged, we can help you design and set up a custom cosmetic packaging line that gives your facility the desired results. We have size and setup options that can fit your application’s needs and help with the process of putting it into action.
Contact us if you’d like to talk to an expert on cosmetic packaging who can help you start designing and putting together a system for filling cosmetic creams. Once your custom packaging configuration are ready, we offer other services to help you keep your production line running well for many years!