A top 10 personal care manufacturer of creams and lotions presented GEA with the challenge of meeting the company’s strategic objectives: to deliver a mixed portfolio of preservative-free finished products and reduce product losses to less than 1%.
Various design challenges had to be overcome, including the development of a flexible manufacturing line, the integration of clean-in-place (CIP) and chemical cleaning procedures, and the application of best practice hygienic design to implement new product recovery techniques.
As a result of the collaboration, the customer is now recognised as a pioneer in the production of preservative-free products. And, with GEA equipment and solutions in place, the company boasts a multipurpose manufacturing operation offering more than 70 product groups. In addition, as specified, product losses are less than 1%.
The GEA Advantage
For topical applications that provide an effective way of delivering an active ingredient directly to the affected area, GEA provides engineering services, complete process plants and standalone equipment to manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and home and personal care (HPC) industries.