High Shear Mixer solutions for Clays
Clays cover a range of naturally occurring products, the most common in industry being bentonite and kaolin (also known as “China Clay”). Clays are generally used as thickeners in products from cosmetics to drilling muds to pesticides to paper coatings. The viscosity increase comes from the clay “swelling” on addition to water, which often takes several hours with traditional mixing techniques. IKA® Works offers mixers to quickly disperse the clay powder while ensuring maximum functionality.
ADVANTAGES OF IKA® WORKS MIXERS FOR DISPERSING CLAYS
- Reduced process time. Traditional methods often take hours for the clay slurry to thicken. The use of an IKA® Works Mixer ensures that the maximum surface area of powder is exposed to the liquid, speeding the gelling process.
- Decreased raw materials costs. The efficient dispersion achieved with an IKA® Mixer ensures that the maximum viscosity is achieved, eliminating wasted product. Customers often find a substantial raw material savings ( up to 33%) when switching to an IKA® Mixer from alternate devices.
- Improved product quality. The high shear mixing action of an IKA® Works Mixer (see Tech Info for more information) ensures no agglomerates are present in the final product, improving product quality.
IKA® MIXERS SUITABLE FOR DISPERSING CLAYS
Batch: UTC, UTE, UTS
Inline: HED, UTL, DR, DRS, CMS, MHD