L’Oréal India has chosen the ‘Lobe Pump’ dosing system from packaging supplier Oystar IWK for its line of hair color products, with a view to reducing idle time periods that are generally experienced by tube fillers when being cleaned and during retrofitting procedures.
The cosmetics giant’s Indian subsidiary has opted for the dosing system instead of the previous standard solution consisting of linear pistons and rotary valves, as it also leads to fewer product-contacting surfaces ensuring improved rinsing times for the dosing system.
The lobe pump system is integrated into a "TFS 180 E" tube filling machine from Oystar. The machine fills 150 metal tubes per minute for L´Oréal while simultaneously labeling these tubes per laser.
With the sale of the new packaging line, Oystar is further enhancing its business relations with long-year customer L´Oréal, which currently makes use of several Oystar tube filling lines at its factories in Poland, Spain, Canada and the USA.