Case Study - Cosmetics

Intro: Perfumes, make up sets, eye liners - this is a multi billion industry with a variety of manufactures dealing in multiple product types at source. In this instance, this was a manufacturer selling multiple brands, requiring varying production line runs on the same day. With each product line being a different shape.

Project Specifications: The problem the factory management tackled, was how to up production speed, add new lines and adapt current cosmetics shrink wrap machine equipment to the new sizes and shapes and different degree of packages in each final wrap. In addition, each had different end retailers and plain packaging would need printing during the end of line operations.

Overview: Placing products in boxes, printing on the outside, sealing with shrink wrap and then packing into multiple packs at the end. Ensuring this was done at maximum speed was quite a big problem to overcome. Through using various print mechanics, software automation, pre programmed settings and laser ability. It was possible to supply an entirely new, custom built shrink wrap machine end of line operation. That cooled the printing effect, ensured glass was safe during the run and that different sized boxes could be wrapped by the same shrink wrap machines and sorted on to another conveyor belt for final multi pack packaging after exiting the first.

Company Budget: £80KPurchase Costs: £61Production Upturn: 338%


A cosmetics shrink wrap case study is a per make up assessment and review and no two will be the same. Contact us today for a brief chat about your perfume production and distribution needs. This study involved many units of shrink wrap machine equipment for the cosmetics industry, using which 800mm wide inline sleeve sealers, with shrink tunnel chamber with multiple outfeed and infeed conveyor belts. The automated monitoring computer system enabled every aspect to work at the push of a button.

Project Comment:

"After hearing of this awkward dilemma, we took to task straight away and thoroughly enjoyed delivering the final production elements. The problem was not only the differing sizes of packaging elements, ranging from 20mm to 50mm right through to squares, rectangles and cubes, but how to ensure a fully controlled and automated environment with which to see out the procedures. It was a pleasure to see it working without a hitch and even more so to have the computer software save time and money and increase line speed."

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