Mixing new formulations for cosmetics
It's all in the mix:
Mixing new formulations for cosmetics with the Hauschild SpeedMixer®
When mixing cosmetic products, research and development work has been relying on a device worldwide since 1974 that already bears its key advantage in its name: The original "Hauschild SpeedMixer®" enables the production of homogeneous multi-material compounds such as liquids, highly viscous pastes, and powders in just a few minutes thanks to a sophisticated mixing technique. At the German company Cosmacon, too, Hauschild SpeedMixers® are at work in the development, formulation, and creation of frame formulations of cosmetics and natural cosmetics to achieve perfect mixing results.
Hamm/Detroit. April 2022. - The success of a cosmetic product depends essentially on the formula. No matter how clever and well thought-out the marketing strategy may be, without the right composition the product will be a shelf warmer. Marketing measures and formulations must be optimally coordinated for successful market launches. At Cosmacon, the latest findings from research, science, and practice as well as years of experience are all incorporated into the formulations so that the products will also deliver what marketing promises.
The selection of raw materials and ingredients is the most important foundation of any newly created care or cosmetic products. The quality of the raw materials as well as the active ingredients employed have a decisive influence on the shelf life of a product, its mode of action and efficiency. Cosmacon sources raw materials from selected suppliers around the world. Thanks to its long-standing, trust-based relationships with suppliers, the company is able to guarantee the highest level of quality in terms of raw materials.
Once the basic ingredients of a new formula have been determined, they must be prepared and mixed so that they act with optimum consistency in the final product.
Cosmacon relies on the technology and market leader in laboratory mixing equipment: the Hauschild SpeedMixer®. The possible applications of this centrifugal mixer are as multifaceted as the product world itself: Different liquids and pastes, pastes with powders, powders with powders and other combinations of liquids and powders can be mixed. Materials with different chemical and physical properties can also be mixed to create new products: Oils, gels, emulsions, creams, lotions, powders ... the list is endless.
- Rapid and reproducible mixing results
As Fabio Boccola, Managing Director of Hauschild GmbH & Co KG explains: "In our fast-paced times, manufacturers must constantly position product improvements or innovations on the markets. It is often the smallest changes that make a difference: A new scent in a lotion, a new taste in lipstick, more shine from a shampoo, creams that absorb faster, etc. All this development work takes place in the laboratory. The formula is changed, new components are added to test what this does to the product. The faster the result is at hand, the more effective this process will be. Thanks to its extremely fast mixing, our Hauschild SpeedMixer® shortens product the development, analysis and quality assurance process in the laboratory tremendously."
The success secret: Harnessing centrifugal forces
DAC technology is the key to success. DAC stands for Dual Asymmetric Centrifuge and is also the eponym for the Hauschild SpeedMixer® product range. The double rotation of the mixing cup is the special feature of this mixing principle. The combination of centrifugal forces acting in different planes enables an extremely efficient mixing process, which is characterized by a homogeneous result - without the use of stirring tools. In this process, almost 100 percent degassing is already achieved during the mixing process – removing even the most minute micro-bubbles. An additional degassing cycle is not required. The Hauschild SpeedMixer® with vacuum technology is available for complete deaeration. Programmable cycles ensure an absolutely identical, reproducible mixture of each batch and result in a considerable acceleration of the development process.
Mixed - not stirred
The Hauschild SpeedMixer® mixes without stirring tools in disposable cups, thereby entirely dispensing with the need for cleaning and the additional use of chemicals. The dimensions of the mixing cups and mixing buckets range from a few grams to ten kilograms and a few millilitres to 16 litres nominal capacity - depending on how large the batch is to be.
Highly viscous starting materials must also be dispersed at Cosmacon before further processing. For this purpose, companies that do not work with the Hauschild SpeedMixer often need three roller mills, paddle mixers, kneading machines or dissolvers. While the use of these devices not only requires a lot of time as such, cleaning and refilling them is also time-consuming.
Thanks to the use of the Hauschild SpeedMixer® Cosmacon can massively reduce mixing times in most cases. Cleaning routines of stirrers are completely eliminated, and many samples can be mixed and tested in a relatively short period of time.
Rainer Kröpke, Managing Director of Cosmacon GmbH, explains:
"The technology of the Hauschild SpeedMixer® makes it possible to screen raw materials and active ingredients and carry out series tests in a very short span of time. This enables us as developers to gain an overview of the potential of a new raw material in a very short time. In addition, the Hauschild SpeedMixer® is excellent for individual products, because it provides practically every customer with their own, specially mixed product."
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Photo (Hauschild Engineering): Mixing new formulations for cosmetics with the Hauschild SpeedMixer®
About Hauschild Engineering:
The family-owned company Hauschild Engineering employs around 40 people and has been developing and producing the Hauschild SpeedMixer® at its headquarters in Hamm/Germany since 1974, selling it directly or with partners all over the world.
The original Hauschild SpeedMixer® offers perfect mixing results from a few grams or milliliters up to ten kilograms or sixteen liters. The machines are mostly used in laboratories that mix substances as part of their research and development work, as well as by companies that require small batch mixes for quality assurance.
Within few minutes, different liquids can be mixed with pastes or powders, pastes with powders, powders with powders, and substances with different chemical and physical properties - all without the use of stirring tools. The Hauschild SpeedMixer®, including all components, are manufactured according to a highest-quality standards - made in Germany.
About Cosmacon GmbH
Cosmacon is an expert for high-quality cosmetic products. The company offers a wide range of services for the cosmetic industry. This includes the development, formulation, and creation of framework formulations of cosmetics, including natural cosmetics.
Moreover, Cosmacon accompanies cosmetic companies in the development and market launch of their products. Trade fair samples are produced for raw material manufacturers, while opportunities are created to improve existing raw materials.
US distributor contact details of Hauschild Engineering:
Hauschild SpeedMixer Inc.
37735 Enterprise Ct, Suite 300
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Mr. Davide Davi (CEO Americas)
Phone: +1 (877) SPDMXER
Fax: +1 (469)581-9981
Hauschild GmbH & Co KG (Hauschild Engineering)
Waterkamp 1, 59075 Hamm, Germany
Phone: +49 2381 482050
Fax: +49 2381 4820517