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Liquid Filtration in the Cosmetics Industry

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Have you ever thought about the process behind creating your favourite body wash or perfume? Cosmetics typically require filtration for purposes of clarity, bacterial reduction and pre-bottling security. This applies to creams, lipsticks, eyeliners, lotions, colognes and perfumes, mouth washes, shampoos and more.

Even the raw materials, ingredients and additives demand various degrees of filtration from clarifying filtration to final-polishing filtration prior to shipping.

During production of the product itself, contaminants such as haze, salts, particulate, and other additives that may have been added for the refinement of liquid cosmetics have to be removed. In some cases, liquid filtration is also used for decolorization for the presentation of a clean, clear product.

See below for our list of recommended cartridge filters for cosmetics applications. Click on the product names to download the datasheet.

  • QSL™ Series Filter Cartridges: Serial Layered Design for optimized prefiltration for long lasting protection of downstream final filters.

  • ZTEC-G Polyethersulfone Membrane Filter Series: This pleated, disposable filter element is constructed of absolute rated, hydrophilic, asymmetric polyethersulfone membrane with extended filter area to allow for a high system flow rate.

  • GFC™ Series Filter Cartridges: The filter is constructed of pleated Borosilicate Microfiberglass filter media with greater surface area for high system flow rate.

  • QMC Polypropylene Filter Series: An innovative product manufactured with multiple layers of melt blown polypropylene media. This unique structure allows high flow rates while maintaining low differential pressure and ideal depth filtration characteristics.

  • QMA Polypropylene Filter Series: Absoluted rated filter constructed with a high surface area melt blown polypropylene media for low initial pressure drop, high dirt holding capacity, and high efficiency performance.

  • Stratum A Series Melt Blown Filter Cartridges: Stratum A Series melt blown depth filters deliver 99.9% efficiency at the stated micron for the most demanding applications. By utilizing ultra fine fibers and controlled thermal bonding, the Stratum A series retains captured contaminant even at higher differential pressures.

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