Emulsions are a common application in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries to make creams, lotions, hair conditioners, make up and many other products. For more information on emulsions in the food industry, read an earlier blog here.
An emulsion is a mixture of two immiscible liquids like oil and water. Tiny droplets of the first liquid are dispersed throughout the second liquid. With an oil in water emulsion, the oil droplets are dispersed in the water phase and the product will have a lighter feel e.g. in moisturizing lotions or day creams.
In the case of a water in oil emulsion, the water droplets are dispersed in an oil phase and the product will have a heavier, greasier feel e.g. in night creams or sunscreens. Water and silicone emulsions are another common emulsion type in cosmetic products.
Emulsion products are also frequently used in the pharmaceutical industry. They are used to make medicines more palatable, for injectables, and for improving the visual and textural properties of medicated creams and ointments.
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Our equipment produces unprecedented results for your emulsion products by allowing you to optimize the mixing process to better achieve your desired product characteristics. This is accomplished by varying the cavitation, shear and impact forces applied to a formulation. Our high pressure homogenizers boast a sanitary design and features like validation procedures and documentation, data gathering, SCADA and automated CIP.
DeBEE High Pressure Homogenizers for Every Stage of Product Development
Our laboratory homogenizers are compact, easy to use units with small minimum sample sizes and many experimentation options with scalable results. Our pilot plant equipment gives reliable results and guaranteed scale-up, and our industrial homogenizers yield consistent results in fewer passes.
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