Clearwater’s influence in Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic water treatment

As a key ingredient in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics products, water is vital to our necessity to look and feel good. The pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries require higher grades of water than many other sectors. From health and wellbeing products to essential medication, cosmetics and scents, Clearwater demonstrates in-depth expertise in providing water treatment solutions that enable manufacturers to meet the challenges of operating cost effectively while ensuring the highest possible levels of product quality.

With our strong experience in providing the various water grades required for the production of different pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, we are able to provide a full range of water treatment solutions and services that protect the bottom line including faster production time and quicker turnaround of products through to silica removal and the production of sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).

The different industries inside of the Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics sector have very different needs and Clearwater operates differently with clients in each segment. Whether using water for cleaning, energy transfer or as an ingredient itself, we have been able to demonstrably impact the following for our clients:

Process Development

  • Increasing production uptime / reducing downtime, shortening changeovers / swap cycles, enabling re-use of water

Environmental Impact

  • Providing a safe environment for your employees while meeting compliance with a minimal footprint on the environment.

Water Management

  • Securing, treating and optimising the utilisation of water in order to achieve sustainable usage of this shrinking commodity

Analysis & Reporting

  • Delivering smart automation that offers the ability to step-change your operational management and risk management.

In all cases, Clearwater differs from traditional approaches in using an open, flexible and nimble approach to create the right team to make a rapid difference to their clients’ business.

Clearwater’s Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics expertise in action


From pre-treatment and purification processes including particulate trapping, silica and chlorine removal to heating and cooling solutions, Clearwater drives down the ratio of water required per product, providing the highest hygiene standards while minimising the overall cost of operation for our clients.


Aqua is a primary ingredient across the broad spectrum of cosmetic products on the market. Clearwater recognises the challenges that cosmetics manufacturers face is ensuring the highest levels of quality control while keeping costs to a minimum. Clearwater’s water treatment solutions and services provide cosmetics manufacturers with the peace of mind that they can achieve a quick production turnaround while exceeding hygiene and quality control standards.

Whether the requirement is for ultrapure Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV, ISO 3696 (1987), ASTM (D1193-91), NCCLS (1988) or Pharmacopoeia, Clearwater has an in-depth knowledge of industrial water grades that meet international regulations including US, European and Japanese regulations.

Clearwater is ideally placed to support the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry in the UK and Ireland through strong leadership in providing bespoke solutions that ensure customers achieve varying goals across each industry subsector.

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