TOPICAL PAIN RELIEVER
MATERIAL: 2.5% carbomer powder in water with menthol and glyerine, aloe vera gel, boric acid, methyl salicylate, propylene glycol and triethalolomine.
PROBLEM: Dispersion of carbomer powder into 1,000 gallon batches required 8 hours mixing time to obtain required smoothness. Plan to expand manufacturing facility with eight new 1,000 gallon mixing tanks was in progress.
RESULT: A smooth 2.5% dispersion was obtained in 1/2 hour.
AB MIXER: Model D-6000 ARDE Dispershear.
EQUIPMENT REPLACED:Axial flow turbine mixers.
BENEFITS: Additional mixing tanks and expansion of plant buildings not required. Multi-million dollar savings resulted. Product quality and yield increased since over mixing no longer required.