As customers become more selective about sustainably developed products, the cosmetics industry is expanding its environmental approach to all phases of their products’ life cycle.

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Notably, production facilities are the most concerned about controlling their discharges and their impact on the environment.

Multi-formulation sites and custom-order laboratories or chains focused on conditioning — the resulting effluents are extremely specific to the product types:

  • Creams, emulsions, skin lotions and gels
  • Powders for makeup and personal hygiene
  • Bath and shower products, such as salts, foams, oils, and gels
  • Hair dyes, hairstyling products, lotions, and hairsprays
  • Personal hygiene products like soaps, deodorants, and antiperspirants
  • Perfumes and eaux de toilette
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Natural makeup production a Lagorce (07)

    Construction and operation of an effluent treatment plant:

    • Prefiltration by rotating sieve and curved sieve
    • Biological treatment with BIOMEMBRAT® membrane bioreactors
    • Discharge into the environment
    Parameters Input Discharge
    COD - mg/l 1 500 125
    BOD5 - mg/l 600 30
    SM - mg/l 220 35
    Flow rate - m3/hr 4
    Perfume manufacturer in Compiègne (60)

      Construction and operation of an effluent treatment plant:

      • Buffer tank
      • Ceramic membrane ultrafiltration
      • Flocculation from produced sludge

      Parameters Input Discharge
      COD - mg/l 8 000 800
      BOD5 - mg/l 1 000 400
      SM - mg/l 5 000 50
      Phosphorous - mg/l 80 50
      Flow rate - m3/hr 1,5