Beauty and Personal Care

The beauty and personal care industry thrives on luxurious textures but achieving them can be a complex process. Selecting the right processing equipment, especially pumps for transferring raw materials from IBC containers to delicate final containers requires careful consideration.

Cosmetics, beauty products, skincare products, and healthcare creams and ointments can be highly viscous, making them difficult to pump. Yet, the pumping must be gentle to retain the integrity of shear-sensitive products. Suspended particles, as well, must not be damaged by pumping. Some beauty products contain ingredients that are abrasive, potentially causing excessive wear.

This industry is characterized by short runs, frequent batch changes, and frequent cleaning of pumps and storage containers. Given the amount of cleaning required, managers prefer pumps that can be cleaned in place or cleaned quickly if manual cleaning is necessary.

Beauty and personal care products tend to have a high value per ounce. The less product remaining in the pump between batches, equals less waste.

We offer pumps designed to face these challenges.

Frequent cleaning

Flotronic® One-Nut® AODD pumps are CIP-able and fully self-draining—no waste of valuable product. In COP applications, the pump can be disassembled by removing one nut. This unique design slashes cleaning time to 15 minutes and offers 60% less wasted product than other designs.

Unibloc® lobe pumps are CIP-able and easy to clean via COP. With tool-free disassembly, fewer parts, and one-way part assembly, technicians can clean the pump with little training. Cleaning takes 20 minutes instead of an hour, freeing up labor for other tasks.

High viscosity

Hygenitec® positive displacement drum pumps can transfer viscous products up to 500,000 cPs. The Flotronic AODD pumps are also capable of pumping products up to 500,000. Unibloc lobe pumps can transfer products up to 1,000,000 cPs.


Flotronic AODD pumps can transfer products containing particles up to 25mm cube. Unibloc lobe pumps are available with steel rotors that are abrasion resistant.

Product integrity

Unlike centrifugal pumps, our AODD, lobe, and drum positive-displacement pumps are ideal for shear-sensitive products.


Our company specializes in hygienic pumps that are certified FDA-compliant for pharmaceutical and food-grade applications. Our lobe pumps use crevice-free housings and have fewer dead spots than some competing designs.

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Case Studies

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Diaphragm Pump On Cleaning Skid

A chemical manufacturer based in the US required a mobile cleaning skid; to be used on their plant, in the production of intermediate chemicals, for flavors, fragrances, cosmetics, aroma

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AODD Pump Solves Problem In Personal Care Industry

A Global Personal Care manufacturer required a Sanitary Double Diaphragm Pump to add a food grade ingredient to its process at a very low flow rate. The problem was that

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Heated Hot Water Jacket Solves Product Solidifying Problem

A personal care intermediate chemical manufacturer in the USA had an issue pumping a chemical that goes off at ambient temperatures, tending to solidify if left to go cold.

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Pump Hand Sanitiser To A Drum Filler

An international specialist chemical manufacturer; branching out into the production of bulk hand sanitizer needed an hygienic pump that was able to keep up with their production requirements, and deliver

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Pump Cosmetics To Depositing And Filling Heads

A global contract personal care manufacturer with plants based in the UK are using the Flotronic 'One Nut' sanitary style Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm pump, to pump their full range of personal

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EHEDG Sanitary Double Diaphragm Pump

When an international Personal / Household care manufacturer needed sanitary Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm pumps for its manufacturing plant based in Hungary; Flotronic were happy to provide one of their

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Diaphragm Pump for Hand Sanitiser Production

UK based personal care products manufacturer need to ramp up its hand sanitiser production line. Flotronic were able to supply one of their Sanitary style 316L stainless steel range of

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How To Pump Oils Creams And Gels In The Cosmetics Industry

Leading contract cosmetics manufacturer based in the UK working with many of the leading Global health and beauty brands, needed a reliable and safe method for pumping the many and

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Diaphragm Pump For Personal Care Products

A renowned UK producer of luxury bathing products, some years ago switched from electrically driven pumps to the unique 'One Nut' fast maintenance double diaphragm pumps from FPL and saved both time

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Do You Need To Pump Fragrances or Flavours

One of the worlds leading fragrances, flavours and food ingredients companies are using the Flotronic Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps as their site standard, replacing the older style 'figure of

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Hygienic Double Diaphragm Pump Transferring Essential Oils

As a result of seeing an advert for the 'One Nut' AODP from Flotronic Pumps Ltd, an international essential oils manufacturer based in the UK were impressed with the simplicity of

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Pump Flavorings For Toothpaste Production

When an international toothpaste manufacturer needed to expand and upgrade their toothpaste flavour dosing system they turned to Flotronic Pumps. Due to increasing customer choice the number of flavours had steadily

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Double Diaphragm Pump Offering In-line Maintenance

Zotefoams PLC manufacture a range of closed cell crosslinked polyolefin foams using a unique, environmentally friendly, nitrogen expansion process. Switching from traditional designed double diaphragm pumps to the 'One Nut' fast

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Pumping Viscous Cosmetics with a Diaphragm Pump

When Revage Cosmetics, a contract manufacturer in Horley were faced with pumping a Dead Sea Mud they first tried progressing cavity, peristaltic and piston pumps without success.

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Sanitary Positive Displacement Pumps

Positive Displacement Pumps

The housings and bases of our positive displacement pumps are made of stainless steel. We cast one piece that includes flanges to minimize the number of parts that need FDA approval.

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Drum Pumps

Providing a safe and hygienic solution for transferring ingredients from drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Constructed from stainless steel and designed with Tri-Clamp® fittings, these pumps can be disassembled quickly for cleaning.

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Confined Space Coupled Pumps

Designed for confined space applications in the food and beverage industries. Innovative, with easy mounting, pump motor alignment, smooth and quiet operation, and a small footprint.

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Drum Unloading Systems

Our barrel unloading systems combine our unique One-Nut hygienic/sanitary style AODD pump with our barrel unloading skid - allowing you to pump highly viscous materials at increased flow rates.

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One-Nut Double Diaphragm Pump Accessories

A wide range of additional accessories and customization options to ensure your Flotronic® One-Nut Pump meets your application requirements.

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Drum Pump Accessories

Customize your sanitary drum pump with a selection of accessories, including discharge spouts, pump hangers, discharge hose, and Tri-Clamp® fittings.

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Bubble Traps

Engineered to remove pockets of air during the critical chromatography processes, our hygienic bubble traps feature an ultra-clean and installation-friendly design. We offer a wide array of sizes and port configurations.

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Sight Glasses

Sanitary sight glasses, available in various sizes, glass materials and pressure ranges, give you extra efficiency and protection while supervising your active process.

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Renowned for their durability and ease of cleaning, we proudly offer the widest selection of sanitary strainers in both standard and high capacity configurations.

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View a complete selection of sanitary valves including pressure relief valves, check valves and butterfly valves.

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Electrically Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps

EODD pumps combine the advantages of an Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm pump (AODD) and the energy efficiency of an electric motor. EODD pumps can operate against a closed valve, run dry and produce very little noise. Additionally, the pumps can operate in a “low pulsation” mode.

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Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps

Our hygienic range of diaphragm pumps offers a versatile and robust answer to your liquid transfer needs. These pumps are fully drainable, machined from solid materials of stainless steel or Hastelloy® and are perfect for hygienic applications.

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