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Personal cleaning products such as liquid soap and shower products (also known as body washes) are now more popular than traditional solid soap bars and are considered to be an everyday essential.

This product form can be defined as clear, shear thinning formulations. They are usually composed of water or alcoholic solutions that are gelled or thickened with specific gelling agents such as natural gums, acrylic polymers or cellulosic-type polymers. Examples includeExfoliation is an important part of any body care regime and as such, manufacturers of personal care products have invested in developing and incorporating mildly abrasive exfoliants into their products. Mixing is a key stage in the manufacture of exfoliating products such as shower gels.   

Whether you’re using batch or continuous blending processes to manufacture liquid and/or gel cleaning products, GEA is your single-source solution provider for the equipment you need, including standard and tailor-made mixing and blending technologies, liquid handling components such as pumps, valves and product recovery systems.

For example, our high shear batch mixer for tank-based batches, and inline blending system for continuous production ensure reliable, homogeneous mixing, whatever the ingredients, final composition and viscosity.  

In addition, GEA’s state-of-the-art homogenizers ensure the gentle handling of both the base component and the suspended particles. We also supply machinery for the production of structured liquids and clean-in-place (CIP) solutions.

GEA systems are designed to prevent contamination and reduce the carry-over of natural microparticles, which increases productivity, quality and safety.  

However, it is not the technology itself nor the experience and expertise alone that matters, it’s the way in which the whole package comes together to conceive, design, build and run the most advanced hygienic processing plant, modules and solutions for your application: that’s the real GEA magic.

Our technology centers support each of the following processes:

  • reception and storage of raw materials
  • distribution and dosing of raw materials
  • mixing technology with buffer tanks
  • homogenization systems
  • product storage in bulk tanks
  • transfer lines to tanks and filling lines
  • distribution of utilities such as water, air and steam
  • clean-in-place (CIP) systems, automation and process control

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