PROCESS VESSELS

We can supply process vessels for:Saponification Kettle

  • Adhesive Manufacture
    Our vessels can be supplied either as contra-rotating or a combination of a high speed disperser (similar to turbo mixing) and a slower speed outer gate with anchor.  The product space can also be vacuum rated to allow efficient air removal from the product.  Depending on the product, we can make the contact surfaces from Carbon, 304 Stainless or 316 Stainless Steel.

     
  • Cosmetics Manufacture
    Our vessels can be used for saponification, gelling, dispersion and finishing.  As mentioned above, they can be supplied either as contra-rotating or a combination of a high speed disperser (similar to turbo mixing) and a slower speed outer gate with anchor.  The product space can also be vacuum rated to allow efficient air removal from the product.  Depending on the product, we can make the contact surfaces from 304 Stainless or 316 Stainless Steel.Finishing Kettles

We normally provide a contra-rotating vessel with higher powered agitation on the inner paddle to increase the reaction rate and completion. The heating jacket is normally zoned to allow half size batches.  Variable speed inverter drives are used to allow the agitation to be slowed down for more shear sensitive products.

Some processes are more effective with a bottom mounted dispersion unit, which prevents the build up of higher specific gravity materials at the bottom of the batch.  We have supplied a turbo mixer (high power bottom entry turbine plus gate) and on another occasion, a contra-rotating system with an additional blade at the bottom for this purpose.  We can go further with a triple motion system which uses a low speed gate or anchor, medium speed inner agitator and high speed bottom disperser or turbo unit.

Turbo mixers are especially effective for high speed dispersion of solids (three Turbomixer Detailtimes the processing speed of an ordinary mixer) and for gelling oils/fluids with thickeners such as silica.  The advantage of the high speed dispersion is that more batches can be made in one day allowing greater capacity or smaller/fewer vessels.