High Shear Mixer Solutions for Inks and Lacquers
Inks and lacquers cover a broad range of products used for marking or coating an object. The ink or lacquer can be either water or solvent based, with addition of pigments and / or resins. Utilizing traditional methods, it often takes a substantial period of time to dissolve any resins, solids may settle out, and pigment agglomerates may form. Utilizing an IKA® Works Mixer allows manufacturers to produce a higher quality product more quickly.
ADVANTAGES OF IKA® WORKS MIXERS FOR MANUFACTURING INKS & LACQUERS
- Decreased process time. The high shear imparted on the product by an IKA® Mixer ensures that resin particles are constantly being broken down, exposing fresh surface area to the solvent, and speeding the dissolving process.
- Reduced settling. The intense mixing action of an IKA® Works high shear mixer provides intimate contact between liquid and solids, impeding settling.
- Improved product quality. Depending on the level of pigment grind required and condition of raw materials (i.e. pre-micronized pigment) IKA® Works offers solutions to either wet grind the pigments and / or ensure the final product is agglomerate free. The wide selection of IKA® Generatorsensures an ideal fit for the application.
IKA® MIXERS SUITABLE FOR MANUFACTURING INKS & LACQUERS