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You can make emulsions by combining two immiscible liquids (oil and water, for example) in a suspension through the use of force. The use of emulsifiers is necessary to keep this mixture stable and permanent.

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Small-scale laboratory dispersing machine

Developing and validating new processes requires reliable and highly versatile e...

Self-adhesive linear labeling machine for bottles

It is vital to have precise and long-lasting labels on bottles to avoid...

Cosmetic cream filler

From thin liquid baby oils and perfumes to thicker lotions and creams for hair and skincare, cosmetic p...

High pressure electric laboratory homogenizer

It’s vital that small units for experimentation can scale up with 100% accur...

High pressure pilot homogenizer

Biotech and pharmaceutical development programs often require a mixing method that achieves ...

High pressure industrial homogenizer

For any industrial pharmaceutical process that relies on high pressure homogenization ...

Pilot high pressure homogenizer

For maximum value, a high-pressure homogenizer that’s suitable for both laboratory and pilot...

High pressure air powered laboratory homogenizer

Offering lab-scale to small pharmaceutical production scale output for in...

High shear lab mixer for creams

Lab-scale mixers are vital in the design or small-batch production of a range of pharmaceuti...

In-line monoblock linear filler & capper

In many food, chemicals and cosmetic industry processes it is vital to have a...

Flowmeter filler

For larger production runs of food, non-food and cosmetics industries, where accuracy and volume of filling i...

Colloid mill

For creating extremely fine emulsions and high quality dispersions a high pressure homogenizer is often chosen.  ...

High-pressure homogenizer

When processes call for homogenized emulsions with extremely fine particle sizes the traditional t...

Compact monoblock filler

Filling and capping bottles and pots for food, chemical and cosmetics industries using separate mach...

Single head capper

For the stand-alone capping of bottles of up to 30 litre capacity for smaller-scale production you need a ...

Tube unloader and feeder

The pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries utilise high speed tube fillers on large-scale production...

Tube feeding unit for high volume and high speed tube filler

High performance tube-filling machines are used for large s...

Loading cassette for a tube filler

High performance tube-filling machines are used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic indus...

Tube feeder for a small scale production tube filler

Low speed tube-filling machines are used for small scale production ...

High speed automatic tube filler

For high-volume lines filling pharmaceutical, cosmetic or food products into tube container...

High-capacity horizontal cartoner for pharma and cosmetics appliances

Cartoners take carton blanks which are formed and...

Automatic cartoner for applications in pharma and cosmetics

For high capacity production of cosmetics and pharmaceutical...

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry products cartoner

A large number of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products are packed ...

Horizontal cartoner for pharma and cosmetics

Most pharmaceutical and cosmetics products are packed in cardboard cartons fo...

High capacity cartoner for pharmaceutical applications

Many pharmaceutical products are packed in protective and decorati...

Vertical cartoner for pharmaceutical applications

Many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products are sold in protective and de...

Medium speed tube filler and sealer

For scale-up filling of tube packaging for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products...

Medium and high speed range automatic tube filler

When scaling up production of pharmaceutical, food or cosmetic products...

Low speed tube filler

Increasing numbers of products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries are delivered in fle...

Servo controlled filler

For food and non-food liquid products that are high foam or have a high viscosity a specialist fillin...

Multi-head capper

For the stand-alone capping of bottles of up to 2.5litre capacity you need a robust and flexible machine wi...

GMP homogenizing system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexible, and easy to maintain. Accur...

Corundum disk mill

Wet milling and grinding of viscous liquids or pastes containing solid particles such as peanut butter,mus...

Dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed wh...

Dispersing machine for very fine emulsions and suspensions

For continuous high performance mixing of solid and liquid ra...

Cone mill machine

When your raw materials include agglomorated suspensions of grainy or crystalline solids and your process n...

Inline batch mixer for solids and liquids

Several issues often arise when your process requires batch-wise mixing of powde...

Continuous homogenizing system

Certain mixing tasks present unique challenges and manufacturers need equipment that is speci...

High accuracy homogenizing system

When extremely high accuracy is required in your recipe or formulation traditional mixing...

Horizontal kneader

For high viscosity products, better results and reduced process times can be achieved with kneading type r...

Vertical kneader

Production of highly viscous products with high solid content often benefits from kneading processes rather t...

Continuous kneader

Effective mixing of highly viscous products with extremely high solids content can be difficult and the re...

Batch dispersing machine

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed when more traditional methods...

Batch dispersing machine for abrasive products

For mixing and dispersing tasks that cannot be completed by conventional st...

Batch dispersing machine for bottom entry into vessels

When your process requires high performance mixing or dispersion b...

Cost-effective homogenizing and emulsifying system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexib...

Dust-free continuous homogenizing system

Producers in a wide variety of industries benefit from equipment that can continuo...

Dilution system for two or more liquids in one pass

Onsite dilution of liquid process ingredients has historically been a...

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Emulsifying equipment and manufacturing processes to know about

To mix two immiscible substances, you first need to break down one of them into millions of tiny droplets. You can then suspend these droplets in the other substance by blending both with an industrial blender. The droplets become known as the dispersed phase, while the other liquid becomes the continuous phase.

Emulsions can be  either oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O). To form oil-in-water emulsions, the dispersed phase must be oil and the continuous phase, water. For water-in-oil emulsions, the phases are the opposite. However, these substances will not stay mixed for long on their own, and this is where the use of emulsifiers becomes necessary. Emulsifying equipment such as shear mixers and high-speed agitators are essential to prevent separation.

Emulsions for cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical purposes

Some of the most common food items and sauces such as Hollandaise, mayonnaise, and salad dressings are emulsions. Cosmetic products such as shampoos, creams, conditioners, and lotions are also emulsions. Similarly, in healthcare circles, emulsions deliver vitamins, supplements, and other bioactive compounds.

Oil-in-water emulsions are more suitable for products meant for internal use. This is why food sauces and drug supplements are mostly oil-in-water emulsions. On the flip side, products meant for external use, such as creams and lotions, work better with water-in-oil emulsions.

What are the regulations for different emulsions?

The Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) from the World Health Organization (WHO) guide the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical emulsions production. While the institution encourages these regulations, they are not enforceable.

In the US, the FDA regulates pharmaceutical emulsions, and products that don’t meet these regulations are marked adulterated. In Europe, it’s the decentralized European Medicines Agency (EMA) that enforces EudraLex, in collaboration with regional regulatory agencies in the European Union. EudraLex is the collection of rules and regulations governing medicinal products in the EU. In the ASEAN region, marketing authorizations for drugs are country-specific, although pharmaceuticals production regulations are largely based along PIC/S recommendations.

A few words about filling and packaging of emulsions

For starters, packaging laws in several countries oblige you to clearly state whether products are suitable for internal or external use on their labels. You should also use wide-mouthed bottles for viscous emulsions and state clearly on the label that the product should be shaken thoroughly before use. Finally, low temperatures can contribute to the demulsification of emulsions, so you should avoid refrigerating them.

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