How to Select a Homogenizer for Chemical Applications

Posted by Deb Shechter on Oct 31, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Portrait of a smiling scientist with colleagues at work in the laboratory-280003-edited.jpegHomogenization, 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 some important things you should look for when choosing a homogenizer for chemical applications.  

Dispersion Creation

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.  High quality dispersions results in a higher quality end product, which almost always translates to a better bottom line.

Particle Size Reduction Capabilities

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

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, which include the Nano DeBEE and Micro DeBEE, just to name a few, 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 set-ups 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. If you’re looking to achieve particle size reduction efficiently and consistently, download our FREE eBook below:

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