VACUUM EMULSIFYING MACHINES. The emulsification process involves the removal of oil droplets from a primary liquid phase. Emulsions consist of suspensions made from two liquid streams, which would usually separate quickly when they were mixed together in a common mixture. Emulsions can be made from hand and body lotions.
Emulsification equipment can be used to reduce the size of secondary oily phases or droplets in order to make non-soluble liquids remain unchanged in a uniform liquid mix. This can be achieved by brute mechanical force, using high shear mixers and rotating propeller mixers. Emulsifying machines are also used to reduce droplet sizes below 1 nm and produce fine emulsions that have a longer shelf life. These emulsification processes are scalable at low flow rates, but require high pressure to overcome mechanical shear.
The Emulsifying Equipment Lowers Droplet Sizes Complex liquid structures are susceptible to separation in emulsions. Each equipment type is designed to mix or shear fluids to reduce droplets of a discontinuous phase. This prevents separation. Emulsifying fluids are used to make an oil phase or other non-water-soluble fluid stay in suspension. This is done by making the droplets smaller enough not to separate. Surfactants may be required in some cases to ensure that the mixture remains stable over time. However, emulsifying fluids can reduce the size of droplets to less than 1 micron using an inline device. Using non-rotating shear components allows for better repeatability and scaling up. This device has been proven to produce exceptional emulsions for the chemical and personal care industry, where a manufacturer's success is dependent on a long shelf life.