Section wise area required and machinery required for Cosmetic manufacturing unit:

Read: Licenses and requirements for starting cosmetic manufacturing unit

The following equipment, area and other requirements are recommended for the manufacture of: −

Powders: Face powder, cake make-up, compacts, face packs, masks and rouges, etc.
  • Powder mixer of suitable type provided with a dust collector. (b) Perfume and colour blender.
  • Sifter with sieves of suitable mesh size. (d) Ball mill or suitable grinder.
  • Trays and scoops (stainless steel).
  • Filling and sealing equipment provided with dust extractor.
  • For compacts: - (i) a separate mixer, (ii) compact pressing machine.
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Storage tanks.
An area of 15 square meters is recommended. The section is to be provided with adequate exhaust fans.

Cream and Ointments: Creams, lotions, emulsions, pastes, cleansing milks, shampoos, pomade, brilliantine, shaving creams and hair-oils etc.
  • Mixing and storage tanks of suitable materials.
  • Heating kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated.
  • Suitable agitator.
  • Colloidal mill or homogeniser (wherever necessary).
  • Triple roller mill (wherever necessary).
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
An area of 25 square meters is recommended.

Nail Polishes and Nail lacquers:
  • A suitable mixer
  • Storage tanks
  • Filling machine – hand operated or power driven
  • Weighing and Measuring devices
An area of 15 square meters is recommended. The section shall be provided with flameproof exhaust system.

Lipsticks and Lip-gloss, etc.
  • Vertical mixer
  • Jacketted kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated
  • Mixing vessel (stainless steel).
  • Triple roller mill/Ball mill.
  • Moulds with refrigeration facility
  • Weighing and measuring devices
An area of 15 square meters is recommended.

Depilatories:
  • Mixing tanks
  • Mixer
  • Triple roller mill or homogeniser (where necessary)
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Moulds (where necessary)
An area of 10 square meters is recommended.

Preparations used for Eyes: 

Such preparations shall be manufactured under strict hygienic conditions to ensure that these are safe for use.

1. Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Eyeliners, etc.
  • Mixing tanks.
  • A suitable mixer.
  • Homogeniser (where necessary)
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
An area of 10 square meters is recommended.

2. Kajal and Surma
  • Base sterilizer.
  • Powder sterilizer (dry heat oven)
  • Stainless steel tanks.
  • A suitable Mixer.
  • Stainless steel sieves.
  • Filling and sealing arrangements
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Homogeniser (where necessary)
  • Pestle and Mortar (for Surma)
An area of 10 square meters with a separate area of 5 square meters for base sterilization is recommended.

Other requirements for 1 and 2:
  • False ceiling shall be provided wherever required.
  • Manufacturing area shall be made fly proof. An airlock or an aircurtain shall be provided.
  • Base used for Kajal shall be sterilized by heating the base at 150 degree C for required time in a separate enclosed area.
  • The vegetable carbon black powder shall be sterilized in a drying oven at 120 degree C for required time.
  • All utensils used for manufacture shall be of stainless steel and shall be washed with detergent water, antiseptic liquid and again with distilled water.
  • Containers employed for ‗Kajal‘ shall be cleaned properly with bactericidal solution and dried.
  • Workers shall put on clean overalls and use hand gloves wherever necessary

Aerosol:
  • Air-compressor (wherever necessary)
  • Mixing tanks
  • Suitable propellant filling and crimping equipments
  • Liquid filling unit
  • Leak testing equipment
  • Fire extinguisher (wherever necessary)
  • Suitable filtration equipment
  • Weighing and measuring devices
An area of 15 square meters is recommended.

Alcoholic Fragrance Solutions:
  • Mixing tanks with stirrer
  • Filtering equipment.
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
An area of 15 square meters is recommended.

Hair Dyes:
  • Stainless steel tanks
  • Mixer.
  • Filling Unit.
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Masks, gloves and goggles
An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

Tooth powders and toothpastes, etc:

1. Tooth-powder in General:
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Dry mixer (powder blender)
  • Stainless steel sieves.
  • Powder filling and sealing equipments
An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

2. Toothpastes:
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated (where necessary). (c) Planetary mixer with de-aerator system.
  • Stainless steel tanks
  • Tube filling equipment
  • Crimping machine.
An additional area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

3. Tooth-powder (Black) Equipment:
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Dry mixer powder blender
  • Stainless steel sieves
  • Powder filling arrangements
An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended. Areas for manufacturing ―Black‖ and ―White‖ tooth powders should be separate

Toilet Soaps:
  • Kettles/pans for saponification
  • Boiler or any other suitable heating arrangement
  • Suitable stirring arrangement
  • Storage tanks or trays
  • Driers
  • Amalgamator/chipping machine
  • Mixer
  • Triple roller mill
  • Granulator
  • Plodder
  • Cutter.
  • Pressing, stamping and embossing machine.
  • Weighing and measuring devices
A minimum area of 100 square meters is recommended for the small-scale manufacture of toilet soaps.

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