The Programme of Promoting Polish Cosmetic Industry
on Foreign Markets
27 September 2013 (Warsaw, Poland)
Maria Żebrowska Ph.D. Specialist for Research & Development
in the cosmetic industry
OCEANIC S.A. is one of the leaders on the polish cosmetic market.
For more than 30 years our company specialises in production of antiallergic
cosmetics of the highest quality.
The Company was founded in 1982198219821982
Location: Offices in Sopot and Warsaw
Factory in Trabki Male (near Gdansk)
Product Range: over 500500500500 references
Employment: ca. 400400400400 employees
Production Capacity: 188.8.131.52.5 mln units per month
pharmaceutical and cosmetic company
Our aim is to help people with allergy-prone skin bydeveloping safe, modern, high quality skin care products,so that people can live their normal lives, withoutsuffering from skin problems.
Our products facilitate their daily life, help them todevelop, fulfill their plans and achieve their personalgoals.
Human resources in OCEANIC S.A.
OCEANIC S.A. creates a ideal workplace for people who want to broaden their knowledge and gain the experience. Our R&D unit is made of 15 persons, 5 with PhD, well-educated in pharmacy, chemistry, biotechnology and cosmetics. OCEANIC S.A. motivates its employees to personal development and encourages them to continue their professional education.
The control as well as research, both developing and analytical, are performed by means ofadvanced analytical equipment, for example computer-controlled optic microscope NikonEclipse.
Research and development in laboratories of OCEANIC
Microscope NIKON Eclipse 50i
By using perfect analytical tools, formulations designed inOCEANIC laboratories always make world-class quality products,which meet the most severe requirements of our customers.
Specialists responsible for designof the particular formulation,even after its manufacturingimplementation, supervise theprocess of obtaining the bulkproduct in order to guarantee thebest organoleptic and utilityproperties of the final product,and in conclusion to provide thecustomer’s satisfaction.
OCEANIC S.A. has always invested in innovative research and development of cosmetic andpharmaceutical products. Novel solutions which are invented by our well-educatedemployees are implemented in our modern laboratory, equipped with laboratoryhomogenizers which guarantee the trouble-free transfer of the process parameters fromlaboratory to the production scale.
Innovative research of cosmetic preparations
Homogenizer STEPHAN UMC 12 CABINET
Homogenizer VAKUMIX HM-2
HOMOGENIZERS - STEPHAN UMC5, STEPHAN UMC 12 CABINET, VAKUMIX HM-2
A real „Scaling-Up“ from laboratory up to production without compromises, by means of identical design and performance compared to the production machines.
Cosmetics and pharmaceutical products are tested in our laboratory according torequirements of European Pharmacopoeia.
Innovative tests of products
Climate chamber BINDER KBF 240
Additionally, the following tests of the efficacy of ourproducts are carried out:- the measurement of skin hydration which ensures the24h action of the product- the measurement of deep hydration of the skin- the measurement of TEWL- the sebum measurement- the measurement of skin brightness- the measurement of skin smoothness- the assessment of anti-wrinkle action
OCEANIC products are consistent with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products
Innovative research in microbiology department
AutoclaveALS 100MSV – SM SMS
Laminar air flow cabinet II Biohazard – Laminar HS Biohazard II - Heraeus
Colony Counter – SCAN 500- Donserv
AUTOCLAVE - ASL 100MSV – SM SMS
The advanced vertical laboratory autoclave features top loading with fast cooling, optional drying and waste treatment options. The autoclave is designed to accommodate a wide range of applications.
Laminar air flow cabinet class II biohazard - Laminar HS Biohazard II– Heraeus
Classic vertical laminar flow cabinet - designed and built to performance requirements of the EN-12469:2000 European Standard.
Innovative research in quality control laboratory
Spectrophotometer KONICAMINOLTA CM-5
The Laboratory of Color, part of Quality Control Department, is used for estimation of the color of samples of raw materials as well as of final products. Using the most universal stationary spectrophotometer KONICA MINOLTA CM-5, we can be sure that colors of raw materials, bottles, jars or paper boxes used for production meet the requirements of technical specifications.
• High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLCs) • Gas Chromatograph with HeadSpace analyzer (HS-GC)• UV/Vis spectrophotometer• FT-IR spectrophotometer•Brookfield viscometers• electrochemical analyzers of the highest quality• digital burette• analytical balances• moisture balances
Other pieces of most modern equipment of Quality
Control Department :
Innovative research in quality control laboratory
A programmable and motorised unit, for high accuracy consistency evaluations of various materials whilst simplifying testing procedures and minimizing set up time. It makes use of the latest electronic techniques to offer user friendly and interactive operation.
Refractometer Bellingham+ Stanley RFM 960
The ATR refractometer
is microprocessor controlled, critical angle refractometerfor measuring the optical density of a wide range of liquid media from low to high viscosity, independent fromopacity and color. Thepresence of modern high-tech solutions in this high quality instrument makes itperfectly designed for a long life and constant service.
OCEANIC S.A. participation in working groups
Oceanic S.A. participates in meetings of legislative working group of The Polish Union of Cosmetics Industry (a member of Cosmetics Europe, previously COLIPA) and takes part in creation and modification of ISO guidelines and European Union legal acts. Polish Union of Cosmetics introduces knowledge about the European Union legislation to the polish cosmetic market and supports it with information about all changes planned in the European regulation.
We have long-term and well-establishedexperience in manufacturing of almost everyformulation and type of skin care cosmetics.The Department of Cosmetic Production isbased on modern production lines which areused for production of bulk product as well asfor packaging the product in individualcontainers.
The Department of Cosmetic Production inOCEANIC meets the requirements of PN - EN
ISO 22716:2009 standard (Cosmetics – Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) – Guidelines
on Good Manufacturing Practices). InOctober our company will complete thecertification process and obtain the GMPcertificate.
The production of cosmetics
Semi-solid products (creams, gels, body butters, peelings, masks, elixirs, concentrates,
conditioners, lotions) are manufactured with the use of 3 dedicated technological lines.Crucial homogenizing mixers which meet the highest production standards are originatedfrom German supplier VAKUMIX, the leading company in the area of cosmetics technology.Other pieces of equipment are supplied from one of the best national producers - KATES.The production of liquid formulations (tonics, fluids, wash gels, oils, antiperspirants,
emulsions, cosmetic waters, liquid soaps) takes place in automated technological lineswhich are operated by numeric system of process parameters control.
The packaging of bulk product in individualcontainers takes place with the use ofautomated packaging lines METAX, DUX,AXOMATIC and NORDEN.The total daily yield allows for production of100 000 products in bottles, 36 000 productsin jars, 135 000 products in tubes (plastic oraluminum) as well as 90 000 products insachets.
The production of cosmetics
The modern HIGH STORAGE WAREHOUSE forfinished products has an area of 3100 m2 andworking height up to the 8.1 m. The work ofwarehouse is administrated by WM modulewhich is the part of SAP system.The warehouse allows to store above 4000pallets containing finished products, marketingarticles and others.
THE EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN
In cooperation with leading logisticscompanies we are able to provide ourcustomers with 24h warranty of suppliesacross the country. The estimatedeffectiveness of supplies is 97.3%.Efficient logistic solutions allow the customerto track the consignment on every step ofdelivery.
In conclusion, OCEANIC S.A. is a company which provides consumers with
cosmetics and pharmaceutical products of the highest quality in terms of innovation,
stability and safety. The main advantages of the company are well-educated employees,
motivated to personal development and continuous professional education, as well as modern
equipment which enables to create, introduce and analyze the most innovative products.
Thank you for your attention!