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Living the High (Shear) Life
As the cannabis industry continues to expand and more states legalize both medicinal and recreational cannabis, the demand for cannabis-infused products will only increase. According to industry research group, New Frontier Data, the cannabis market is projected to reach $72 billion annually by 2030. This presents a significant opportunity for manufacturers, but it also poses challenges in terms of increasing production capacity and maintaining product quality and consistency.
ROSS High Shear Mixer with SLIM
ROSS High Shear Mixers with Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Technology are designed for fast and efficient dispersion of powders into low-viscosity liquids. In this video, we used the Model HSM-100LH-2 with a 2" diameter SLIM rotor, slotted stator and a SLIM hose/wand attachment.
High Shear Mixers for Hydrocarbon Slurries
A major chemical manufacturing company recently ordered three Ross Model HSM-401 Inline High Shear Mixers to reduce the size of particulates in a hydrocarbon slurry.
Ross Inline High Shear Mixers Produce Flocculants for Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Plants
Ross Inline High Shear Mixers are used to produce flocculants for wastewater treatment facilities all over the world.
Ross Batch High Shear Mixer with SLIM System for the Manufacture of Zinc-rich Coatings
A company that manufactures zinc coatings was using a high-speed disperser with a modified sawtooth blade to disperse the fine, dusty zinc powder into a resin based vehicle.
ROSS Inline High Shear Mixer Solves Spray Dryer Clogging Problems
A major chemical company produces a catalyst for use in internal chemical processing. This catalyst includes a mixture of silica and metallic salts and is manufactured in a 2500 gallon reactor. The catalyst solution is 40% solids, has a specific gravity of 1.2 and a viscosity of approximately 100 cps.
Engineering Excellence: ROSS PreMax Batch Ultra-High Shear Mixer
The PreMax`s high-flow design enables product entry from the top and bottom of the rotor/stator assembly. It generates both upper and lower vortexes which allow for extremely efficient powder additions.
Ultra-High Shear Preparation of CELLULON PX and AxCel CG-PX Microfibrous Cellulose Blend Solutions
Obtaining the optimal functionality of CELLULON PX or AxCel CG-PX microfibrous cellulose requires proper activation techniques. The co-processing agents present in these microfibrous cellulose blends are xanthan gum and cellulose gum, both soluble components that need to be properly dispersed and hydrated in order to completely release the insoluble active ingredient, microfibrous cellulose, into the water phase.