Ross Mixers produce consistently high quality carbopol solutions for Cosmetics
Small scale batches of Carbopol solutions can easily be made using bench type agitators, however large scale production of these thickened solutions can present problems.
If the white Carbopol powder is not sifted very carefully into a typical agitated vessel, the Carbopol can clump together. The clumps solvate to form a tough outer layer which prevents complete wetting of the interior polymer particles. This can result in solution defects such as grainy texture, reduced viscosity, or the presence of insoluble particles resembling "fish eyes". Ross has several mixers with special capabilities to assist in this difficult production operation.