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Health and Beauty Cap Sealing

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The health and beauty industry has seen explosive growth in the last few years, with a market value of $511 billion in 2021 and an annual growth rate of 4.75% worldwide1, with no sign of stopping. This growing industry manufactures a wide variety of products, many of which are ideal applications for induction sealing. 

Induction sealing provides security and quality control that’s essential for many health and beauty products. Some common examples include:

  • Lotions and Body Oils
  • Bath Salts
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 
  • Isopropyl and Rubbing Alcohol
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair Products, such as Tonics, Dyes, and Shampoos
  • Facial Hair Care Products, such as Beard Oils and Aftershaves
  • Skincare Products, such as Toners, Serums, and Creams
  • Body Cleansers
  • Facial Scrubs
  • Medicated Facial Pads
  • Cosmetics
  • Fragrances and Perfumes

How Can Health and Beauty Products Benefit from Induction Sealing and How Does It Work?

Whether a health and beauty product is a powder, liquid, oil, or cream, a strong and reliable seal is essential, and for a number of reasons. 

The first reason is leak and spill protection. Without a proper seal, product contents can escape their containers during shipment and other stages of the material handling process. This can lead to lost product, rejected shipments, and if the product makes it to store shelves, dissatisfied customers.

An induction cap seal also ensures the longevity and quality of the product. The seal protects against oxidation, evaporation, and contamination due to intrusion of air and other substances. For example, isopropyl and rubbing alcohol will evaporate when exposed to air. An induction seal also ensures your products remain sanitary and free of germs and bacteria, which is especially important for health and skincare conscious consumers. 

Induction sealers can also be used to create tamper evident seals on products. Tamper evidence ensures your end consumer will feel confident that their product is in the same condition as when it left the factory. Further, induction sealing also provides counterfeit protection so consumers will be confident regarding the authenticity of your product. This is especially important for products such as cosmetics, which are frequently counterfeited. 

Pillar’s line of induction sealers, including our flagship iFoiler, are the perfect solution for a sturdy induction seal that provides all these benefits. But how does the induction seal process work? 

Induction sealing is a simple process that applies an electromagnetic field to a special induction seal. The induction seal has a few different parts: the backing, the foil, the barrier layer, and the heat seal. These are placed on the container inside the cap or lid. Then, the container passes through the induction sealer, where the electromagnetic field is applied. This causes the foil seal to heat up, in turn melting the heat seal, and creating the desired cap seal. 

Pillar’s Induction Sealers and Accessories Can Improve Quality Control For Your Health and Beauty Products

Whether your product line puts out a few hundred or a few hundred thousand products per day, Pillar’s range of induction sealers has something that’s right for you. 

For most operations, the iFoiler is the ideal sealer. This product offers many optional features, flexibility, and sufficient power for quality cap seals. For smaller operations or packaging engineering labs, the Cadet provides hand-held seals for any application. For the largest operations requiring high throughput, the 4kW and 6kW Induction Sealers are ideal. These high powered induction sealers provide accurate and reliable induction sealing even at ever increasing conveyor speeds. 

Quality control is essential for health and beauty products, as many products directly contact skin or hair. For additional quality control, Pillar also offers a bottle and cap detection system as an add-on for induction sealers. 

This system uses a special photoelectric emitter and receiver which is able to detect the presence of a cap or a bottle. When one is detected, it activates a series of sensors which perform quality checks to ensure the product has a proper cap seal. If an issue is detected, such as a loose cap or missing seal, it removes the faulty product from the line using its reject mechanism. 

Many health and beauty products have unique caps featuring extended necks. These caps can improve the usability of the product and help it stand out to end consumers, but a typical flat induction sealing coil will be unable to properly seal them due to their shape. 

Pillar’s solution is our unique inFinity coil. This coil can be adjusted to fit your caps design and diameter, allowing it to deliver an electromagnetic field where it’s needed, to reliably seal your product, no matter what the cap style.

Pillar induction sealers are trusted by major manufacturers for high quality induction sealing of health and beauty products at the highest speeds. If you want to join the thousands of companies that use Pillar Tech induction sealers, contact us or request a quote today.