The cosmetic industry has a variety of liquid filling needs. The liquids used in cosmetics also vary from thin viscosities like perfume and oil to thick creams and lotions for skin and hair care. If your company serves this industry, no single filling machine will work for every product. In fact, when it comes to cosmetics, several different liquid fillers are ideal for different creams and lotions. If you are looking for the best liquid fillers for cosmetic lotions, overflow, pump, and piston fillers can all offer you unique advantages.
Overflow fillers allow for an aesthetic fill that is desired for products bottled in clear containers. These liquid fillers for cosmetic lotions provide the full look that consumers look for in clear containers. An overflow filler can be used with thinner creams and lotions, but it’s not always the best solution for those liquids. An overflow liquid filler works by overflowing the container with the product, then returning excess liquid to a holding tank through specific nozzles. When a thicker product is used, fill times increase slightly.
Pump filling machines are often chosen as the best liquid fillers for cosmetic lotions. These fillers can handle thick products through the use of several pumps and nozzles. This ability to move more viscous products with a pump matched to the product, in conjunction with the flexibility of using many filling heads, makes the pump filler quite versatile. However, a pump is required for every fill head in use when employing these liquid filling machines.
Piston fillers are another versatile filling machine that can handle a wide range of viscosities while still providing an accurate volumetric fill. For very thick creams and lotions, this filler may work better than either overflow or pump fillers. If your company produces cosmetic products with a range of low to high viscosities, this machine can sometimes be a satisfactory solution for all products. This depends on a number of factors, including speed, bottles, and product characteristics. However, the piston filler is quite versatile and dependable for a majority of cosmetic lotions and products.
Each of these three liquid fillers can be manufactured to run automatic production for your facility or manufactured as semi-automatic machines. Finding the ideal solution, as always, will require an analysis of your product, packaging, and production needs.
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For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has provided a wide range of liquid filling machines to the packaging market. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single machine, a complete turnkey solution, or a fully-automated, integrated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience that will exceed your expectations.
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