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The easiest and most commonly used method of making gels is mixing gelling agents with water to form a weakly cohesive internal structure. The gel production process is pretty linear and straightforward, from mixing hydrocolloids and water to labeling and sealing containers.

What gels equipment do you need?

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...

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...

Sachet Machine

If you want to pack into eye-catching 4-side sealed sachets between 40×50 mm and 250×200 mm in size, ...

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 pharmaceutical and cosmetic appliances

Cartoners take carton blanks which are fo...

Automatic cartoner for applications in pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry

For high capacity production of cosmetics...

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...

A two-component filling application tube filler

A wide variety of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products require tube-...

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...

Economic dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

For products of medium viscosity and relatively consistent par...

Dispersing machine for very fine emulsions and suspensions

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

Ultra-fine dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Producing the finest micro-emulsions and suspensions require...

Cone mill

When your raw materials include agglomorated suspensions of grainy or crystalline solids and your process needs a st...

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...

Pilot dispersing machine for testing and scale-up

Innovators in process development need laboratory equipment that helps ...

In-line laboratory dispersing machine

Innovators in a wide variety of industries need laboratory equipment on which process...

Laboratory dispersing machine for low-viscous masses

Laboratory mixers have not always been easy to work with.  Getting a...

Jet flow agitator for high-viscosity media

Processes including homogenization, dispersing, suspension, emulsification and ...

Agitator for medium viscosity media

Mixing fluids of medium viscosity for many production processes requires an agitator wi...

Agitator for low viscosity media

Reliably agitating fluids in open or pressure-less vessels in a laboratory or small scale p...

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When selecting production equipment for a production plant, it is important to talk to someone with experience in your field. Our industry experts have experience with various industrial applications. We’d love to help you!
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Do you need a gel making machine for gel production?

To manufacture gel, you simply need to mix gelling agents with appropriate proportions of water to form a semi-solid aerosol. Thickening (or gelling) agents help increase the viscosity of liquids without substantially altering their other properties. On their part, hydrocolloids used in making gels are usually in powder form but are derived from various sources and origins, including plants, marine, biotechnological, cellulose, and synthetic.

You need different equipment to manufacture gel depending on your intended product’s type and applications. For starters, a small-scale dispersion machine is an important tool, since homogenization is a game-changer. Further, in the carefully-controlled arena of pharmaceutical production, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) washing solutions are essential. It cleans production equipment in regulated pharmaceutical-manufacturing facilities. Moreover, if you’re planning on large-scale production, you must have filling and labeling machines.

How gels are useful

Gels have a wide range of uses and can be pharmaceutical and cosmetic. Cosmetic gels feature prominently in the manufacturing of personal care products such as hair styling gels. Likewise, pharmaceutical gels help in the making of painkillers and ointments. The production process for manufacturing both types of gel is largely similar, but zero cross-contamination between production batches is significantly more important in the production of pharmaceutical products.

What you should know about regulations for gel production

Regulations for the production of cosmetic and pharmaceutical gels differ in specification and enforcement. Cosmetic GMPs guide the production and sale of cosmetic gels. These are a set of guidelines highly encouraged by health regulatory bodies in several countries. On the other hand, several countries have enacted legislation guiding the production of pharmaceutical gels, in addition to pharmaceutical products regulation. The World Health Organization (WHO) also has standards promoting and regulating the production of pharmaceutical products.

The FDA highlights differences in regulations between cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, which can apply to gel production as well. For instance, cosmetic products do not require FDA approval before they can go on sale whereas pharmaceutical products must receive premarket approval. Also, failure to follow GMP requirements adulterates pharmaceutical products, while no regulations stipulate specific GMP requirements for cosmetic products.

Gel making machines and the homogenization process

Homogenization can make or mar your efforts. It serves several purposes such as reduction of particle size, dispersion, dissolution, mixing, emulsification, and encapsulation. The homogenization process involves the use of pressure to mix two items (in this case, powder and water) to create a uniform emulsion. While it’s certainly possible, it’s not advisable for you to homogenize your gel by hand. Since the homogenization process is so exacting, there are industrial, high-pressure homogenization equipment to help make the process smoother.

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