High Shear Mixer Solutions for Fumed Silica
Fumed silica is a very light, dusting powder used in a wide range of products from cosmetics to agro-chemicals. Fumed silica, also referred to as Aerosil® (Aerosil® is a registered trademark of Degussa) or Cabosil® (Cabosil® is a registered trademark of Cabot Corp.), is often used as a filler, stabilizer, or viscosity control agent. The main challenges to processing fumed silica are to wet it out and achieve full viscosity. IKA® Works has extensive experience processing fumed silica and a number of solutions to meet any manufacturer’s needs.
ADVANTAGES OF IKA® WORKS MIXERS FOR DISPERSING FUMED SILICA
- Dusting eliminated. IKA® offers several designs to incorporate fumed silica directly into the liquid. The powder can be vacuumed directly from a bag, conveyed from a super-sac, or we can work with your engineers to devise a system tailored to your individual process.
- Improved vessel cleanliness. Utilizing an IKA® Works inline powder liquid mixing system will eliminate scum lines on vessel walls, improving cleanliness and eliminating wasted raw materials.
- Complete ingredient functionality. Many companies claim to wet out fumed silica, but often, substantial shear is required to achieve full activation and viscosity. Only IKA® Works offers mixers capable of dispersing fumed silica and incorporating this level of shear.
IKA® MIXERS SUITABLE FOR DISPERSING FUMED SILICA