Choosing the Right Chemical Process Equipment: 3 Things to Look For

Posted by David Shechter on Jan 11, 2017 12:30:00 PM

chemical processing equipmentHomogenization, also known as particle size reduction or micronization, is used across many industries – including pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and cosmetic -- to create stable emulsions and dispersions. While there are a number of machines that can perform the task of homogenization, it is important to choose the right homogenizer to ensure the best result with the highest level of quality. Continue reading to learn more about three things you should look for when choosing this important chemical process equipment.

Creation of High Quality Dispersions

Dispersions, also known as suspensions, consist of solid particles distributed throughout a continuous medium. Examples of dispersions include polymers, petroleum additives, paints, and acrylics. It is important to create high quality dispersions in the production of these items to ensure maximum particle packing, increased conductivity, and improved overall surface quality.

Ability to Decrease Particle Size

When choosing a homogenizer, it is important to choose a high pressure homogenizer that can efficiently and readily decrease particle sizes. Smaller particle sizes result in easier dissolution, increased product stability, and higher overall quality. This results in increased customer satisfaction as well as reduced costs of production.

Improvement of Chemical Reaction Processes

There are numerous benefits in the reduction of particle sizes in the manufacturing industry. Smaller particles result in faster reaction times and lower temperatures in the world of chemical processing, which results in increased efficiency and lower overall labor costs. Additionally, since homogenizers use pressure instead of heat to reduce particle size, the stability and shelf life of the resulting product is often increased.

High Pressure Homogenizers from BEE International

BEE International offers a number of high pressure homogenizers to meet the needs of virtually every industry. Our homogenizers are ideal for just about any environment, including laboratory and R&D settings, pilot plants, and industrial manufacturing zones. In addition, our homogenizers offer the following benefits and features:

  • Ability to scale to manufacturing
  • Unique processing setups to address specific processing challenges
  • Dual Feeds to allow for the addition of abrasive and viscous materials
  • Dual Jets that are capable for reducing particle sizes for the hardest of materials
  • Pressurized feeds that allow formation and dispersion of final products in one step
  • Increase in dense cross section of final products
  • Better particle coating during formulations

Contact us today to learn more about our high pressure homogenizers and how they can help with particle size reduction in your industry.

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