High Shear Mixer solutions for Pigments and Dyes
Pigments and Dyes
Pigments and dyes cover the wide range of materials used to change the color of a product from its natural tint (see reports on TiO2 and Carbon Black for more information on these particular pigments). Pigments and dyes are commonly inorganic solids (i.e. PbO, TiO2, etc) which must be purchased as a pre-micronized powder or finely ground in order to be used. The challenges to the processor include adequately dispersing the pigment or dye, breaking down any agglomerates and / or obtaining the desired particle size. IKA® Works’ line of high shear mixers can be used to accomplish any of the above goals with a product quality and process efficiency second to none.
ADVANTAGES OF IKA® WORKS MIXERS FOR GRINDING / DISPERSING PIGMENTS AND DYES
- Improved product consistency. The color of a given product is often a direct result of the pigment / dye dispersion. A better dispersion will yield more vibrant colors. IKA® Works’ range of high shear mixers utilize innovative Generator designs to ensure an agglomerate free product and excellent dispersion of any pigment or dye.
- Improved product quality. Product quality has a direct relationship to the pigment grind. Products such as gloss paint require fine particle sizes with a tight distribution to achieve the proper shine. The small particle sizes (7-8 hegman is common) and tight size distribution achieved with an IKA® Mixer ensure a high quality product.
- Reduced capital costs. Dispersion and milling equipment often require a substantial capital oUTL ay. IKA® Works revolutionary 2000 Series Mixers utilize a modular design allowing customers to enjoy the savings associated with economies of scale. Further, a single base unit can be quickly and easily adapted to a wide range of products and processes.
IKA® MIXERS SUITABLE FOR GRINDING / DISPERSING PIGMENTS AND DYES