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- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Cosmetic Emulsions
The most commonly used carrier systems of cosmetic ingredients, emulsions impart the desired consistency and texture to lotions, creams, make-up, hair conditioners and other products.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Ground Rubber Powders
Mixing ground rubber into a viscous liquid, such as an asphalt emulsion, can sometimes pose a processing challenge if the powders require sufficient shear for complete wet-out but also tend to clump when over-sheared.
- New technologies for continuous mixing and homogenization of
Inline ultra-high shear rotor/stator mixers are high-throughput low maintenance
devices capable of producing dispersions in the submicron and nano range. They offer a more efficient and cost-effective way of
dispersing nanoparticles compared to conventional rotor/stator mixers, colloid mills and high pressure homogenizers.
- Ultra-high shear mixing and deagglomeration
Ultra-High Shear Mixers are ideal for high volume deagglomeration
requirements, offering greater throughput, easier clean-up and more convenient maintenance compared to traditional colloid mills, media mills, immersion mills and high pressure homogenizers.
- Ultra-high shear mixing: an
alternative to three roll milling
Certain applications that previously required three roll milling can now be processed in inline ultra-high shear mixers. Advantages include higher throughput, lower processing costs, safer operation and simpler maintenance.
- Upgrade your colloid milling operation
New ultra-high shear mixers offer improved performance and efficiency over traditional colloid mills. Advantages include higher throughput, greater particle size reduction, easier cleaning and lower capital cost.
- High-capacity rotor/stator
Inline rotor/stator mixers are ideal for large-volume high shear mixing requirements. Benefits include batch size flexibility, pumping capability and ease of installation.
- Ultra-high shear mixing of
Batch and inline ultra-high shear rotor/stator mixers can effectively disperse nanoparticles into liquid. Advantages include short processing times and volume flexibility, as well as easier maintenance and lower capital cost compared to traditional milling equipment and high pressure homogenizers.
- Preparing superior quality
This bulletin discusses various mixing technologies for efficient processing of high-quality nanoparticle dispersions depending on rheology and shear requirements.
- Homogenization of submicron
Submicron emulsions are traditionally prepared in rotor/stator mixers, colloid mills and high pressure homogenizers. Ultra-high shear mixers are the newest alternatives to conventional emulsification methods, delivering higher emulsion stability, improved throughput, easier maintenance, and/or lower cost.
- Specifying inline rotor/stator
This bulletin discusses some best practices and considerations in the selection and specification of inline rotor/stator mixers.
- Tips to improve your batch
rotor/stator mixing process
The rotor/stator mixer is a versatile processing tool used throughout the process industries. This bulletin presents some tips for improving rotor/stator mixing performance.
- Mixers for continuous dilution
Static mixers and rotor/stator mixers are utilized for truly continuous in-line dilution of concentrated solutions. Advantages include high throughput, low space requirement, easy installation, performance predictability and low maintenance..
- Inline mixing of gases and liquids
Efficient mixing of gases and liquids is a critical step in many chemical and biological process technologies. Static mixers and inline rotor/stator mixers are typically used in gas-liquid applications where high intensity mixing, short contact time and/or continuous processing are required.
- Mixer options for pureeing and liquefying solids
A variety of mixers are suitable for pureeing requirements – from single-shaft rotor/stator mixers and high speed dispersers to multi-agitator equipment for higher viscosity formulations, and even ultra-high shear mixers which are used to achieve a high level of smoothness and consistency in some products.
- Improve emulsion stability through ultra-high shear mixing.
The droplet size distribution of an emulsion largely dictates its stability. Fine droplet sizes are produced by applying sufficient shear, often through the use of conventional rotor/stator mixers. Today, ultra-high shear rotor/stator designs are available which can improve emulsion stability of certain formulations.
- Eliminate “fish eyes” in your mix.
Inefficient mixing can lead to agglomerates and “fish eyes” which are difficult to disperse once formed. Using a high shear mixer equipped for powder induction helps prevent the formation of agglomerates, maximizes yield and cuts cycle time.
- Ultra-high shear mixers increase overall throughput and efficiency of homogenization processes
Ultra-high shear rotor/stator systems speed up cycle time by reducing the number of passes required through a high pressure homogenizer, an inherently low-throughput, high-energy device. Since homogenizers are also generally maintenance-intensive, an efficient ‘pre-mixer’ generates significant savings in the overall cost of production. In certain applications, ultra-high shear mixers even offer a viable alternative to homogenizers.