Due to an increase of inquiries for mixing equipment for the manufacture of hand sanitizers Silverson produced a video specifically on how our equipment can help manufacture hand sanitizers and eliminate common mixing problems that occur when mixing some of the key ingredients, such as Carbopol.
Hand sanitizers are liquids, gels or foams used to eliminate bacteria and viruses, etc. One of the key steps in the manufacturing process is preparation of the gel. Obtaining an agglomerate-free dispersion is essential to ensure a clear, bright gel after neutralization but low density powders such as Carbopol can be difficult to incorporate into liquids with a conventional agitator, and this can lead to dusting problems and aeration.
The high shear mixing of a Silverson mixer ensures rapid incorporation and dispersion of powders to form an agglomerate-free solution, with minimized aeration.