When two liquids of different thicknesses emulsify or when they are emulsified, they combine to become one single smooth substance. These two liquids are naturally insoluble, such as oil and water.
Emulsify is a word describing a physical reaction. Two or more substances (generally liquids) are emulsified by a high speed physical force such as mixing, blending, dispersing and homogenizing.
The key to creating a stable emulsion is obtaining the finest possible droplet size. The more shear energy introduced into the mix, the smaller the suspended droplets will become, creating a fine stable emulsion by emulsifying machine.
The high shear rotor/stator design of the Ginhong inline mixer is ideally suited to this application and can easily achieve emulsions with a droplet size of 2 to 5 microns. Finer emulsions down to 0.5 microns can be obtained, depending on the formulation. In many cases, this can eliminate the need for high pressure homogenizers.
Ginhong offers a range of manufacturing tanks and inline homogenizers widely used for preparation of emulsions, from laboratory scale up to bulk production units.