Mixing and Blending Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Technical Brief: Mixing High Solids Formulations
    4/15/2011

    Mixer selection for high solids formulations depends on viscosity rather than percent solids. Regardless of solids concentration, low-viscosity mixtures can be prepared in single-shaft rotor/stator mixers or high-speed dispersers. By Charles Ross and Son Company

  2. Tech Brief: Ribbon Blenders Are Ideal For Coating And Mixing Processes
    4/5/2011

    In certain industries, mixing of solid materials is required not only to blend different components, but also to intimately coat a minor or trace ingredient onto the rest of the other particles in the batch. To maximize the functionality of the minor ingredient, individual particles of the bulk material have to be evenly coated. By Charles Ross and Son Company

  3. Tech Brief: Apply High Speed Powder Induction To Eliminate Dusting In The Mixing Area
    1/4/2011

    When poured from one open vessel into another, lightweight solids easily become airborne and can require extensive clean up. The most serious concern however is the impact of dusting on plant safety. By Charles Ross and Son Company

  4. Mixing & Blending Equipment: Give Renting A Try
    3/17/2009
    Unanticipated demand spikes, product line expansions and process improvements generally spell good business. But they may also spell the sudden need for processing equipment. By Charles Ross and Son Company
  5. Graceful Scale-Up Of Mixing Systems: Make It Happen For You
    5/7/2008

    When acquiring a process that involves one or several mixing steps, foresight for scale-up or expansion remains to be a subtle but important factor for long-term success. As production requirements grow, your ability to shift gears smoothly, quickly and efficiently is critical because it can spell the difference between an economical transition and a financial disaster. Many process engineers have answered the call for greater capacity while avoiding scaleup entirely by simply adding more mixers identical to the ones they already had. Submitted by Charles Ross and Son Company

  6. White Paper: The Advantages Of Mixing Under Vacuum
    4/14/2008

    Many of the advantages of mixing, blending and drying under vacuum have been recognized for years. But until recently, vacuum has also been widely misunderstood. Many processors have considered vacuum essential — and cost-effective — only for the most demanding applications.

  7. The Advantages Of Mixing Under Vacuum
    4/14/2008
    Many of the advantages of mixing, blending, and drying under vacuum have been recognized for years. But until recently, vacuum has also been widely misunderstood. Many processors have considered vacuum essential — and cost-effective — only for the most demanding applications. Submitted by Charles Ross and Son Company
  8. A Guide To Understanding And Mixing Thickeners
    4/14/2008
    Rheology modifiers, commonly referred to as thickeners or viscosifiers, are ever-present in most products. The use of these additives cut across several process industries including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care, adhesives, textile, ceramics, paper, detergents, paints, inks and coatings, among others. They serve the purpose of not just altering the viscosity of the formulation but also that of providing specific functionality to the product. Submitted by Charles Ross and Son Company
  9. White Paper: A Guide To Understanding And Mixing Thickeners
    4/14/2008

    Rheology modifiers, commonly referred to as thickeners or viscosifiers, are ever-present in most products. They serve the purpose of not just altering the viscosity of the formulation but also that of providing specific functionality to the product.

  10. Mixing Emulsions Made Easy
    4/12/2008
    An emulsion, made up of an aqueous and an oil phase, is a common type of delivery system used in many different industries. The virtually infinite number of combinations of emulsion systems necessitates the continuing effort to study them and the processes by which they can be prepared efficiently. Submitted by Charles Ross and Son Company