OBJECT: Disperse polyethylene oxide powder (Polyox) into water and then add a volatile fragrance. Mixture is subsequently blended into polyurethane foam.
PROBLEM: Polyox is difficult to disperse because viscosity rises quickly to a stiff gel consistency.
RESULTS: Polyethylene oxide powder is pulled in with “down mode” and then homogenized with the “up mode” at full speed.
AB MIXER: Model C-1-2 on 100 pound (dry basis) batch.
BENEFIT: Polyox micro encapsulates fragrances into foam structure so a timed release effect is obtained.
EQUIPMENT REPLACED: New installation