How to Select a Homogenizer for Emulsions

Posted by Deb Shechter on Jan 27, 2017 12:30:00 PM

how to select a homogenizer.jpgHomogenization, also known as particle size reduction, is an ever-growing process that is used in a variety of industries, including (but not limited to) pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, and food. With benefits like reduction of product cost, improved taste, appearance, texture, and shelf life, and increased overall customer satisfaction, it’s no wonder more and more industries are looking to adapt this unique processing step.

When it comes to creating emulsions with a homogenizer, the opportunities – and possibilities – are endless.  At BEE International, our line of high pressure homogenizers create high quality micro and nano emulsions that boast the following qualities:

  • Droplet size at or below 100nm
  • Extension of product shelf life
  • Increased efficacy
  • Controlled release of finished product
  • Extremely small and uniform particles that can be easily sterilized
  • Clear emulsions

However, before choosing the right homogenizer to create stable micro and nano emulsions, it is beneficial to know a bit about our wide variety of options. Continue reading to learn more about the homogenizers that we have available for purchase.

Laboratory Homogenizers

Our laboratory homogenizers at BEE International are well suited for the creation of cell dispersions and emulsions, and include the Nano DeBEE, Mini DeBEE, and Micro DeBEE. These homogenizers offer a maximum operating pressure of up to 45,000psi (3,100 bar), with a capacity of up to 400 mL/min and 22 L/hr. In addition, our laboratory homogenizers offer a guaranteed scale up to a pilot plant or industrial manufacturing setting.

Pilot Plant and Industrial Homogenizers

Similar to our line of laboratory homogenizers, our line of Pilot Plant and Industrial homogenizers – the DeBEE 2000, DeBEE 3000 and DeBEE 4000 -- offer high quality, repeatable, and scalable results. With features including multiple process intensifiers, synchronized pump systems, menu guided maintenance and calibration, and CE and cGMP compliance, these high pressure homogenizers are guaranteed to fit your industry’s unique processing needs.

BEE High Pressure Homogenizers

Our line of homogenizers at BEE International are suitable for a wide variety of needs, and one thing remains the same, no matter which homogenizer you select: our high quality. Our technology combines all available forces that affect the manufacturing process: turbulent premixing, cavitation, impact, high shear, and high intensity. Together, these forces ensure that your end result, whether it is cell disruption or the creation of stable emulsions, dispersions, and suspensions, will suit both your needs and the needs of your customer.

For more information on the suite of homogenization equipment offered at BEE International, please contact us today. In addition, our free eBook, "How to Achieve Efficient and Consistent Particle Size Reduction” is available for download here:

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