Toothpaste Mixer Machine & Manufacturing Process

Toothpaste Manufacture by Ginhong Mixer

Toothbrush mixer

Introduction

Waking up in the morning and doing mundane activities such as fixing your bed, throwing yourself in the cold bath, rushing to get breakfast ready or maybe skip breakfast can be a drag. But when it gets to that part of your morning routine to pick up your toothbrush, squeeze that tube of toothpaste into your toothbrush and brush your teeth, its when the day actually starts to feel fresh and invigorating, all thanks to that minty, revitalizing feeling you get when brushing your teeth.

Toothpastes are a necessity in our everyday lives. Its benefits is a combination of antimicrobial, tartar control and teeth whitening. The effectiveness and quality of toothpastes are regarded from its different formulations each delivering unique characteristics. Finally, its overall performance in teeth protection and beautification depends on how efficient and good mixers are in processing and manufacturing these toothpastes delivered in tubes in our grocery stores.

Important Ingredients to Consider in Toothpaste Manufacture

Toothpastes are basically made up of binders, abrasives, sudsers, humectants, additives, sweeteners, fluorides, whiteners, preservatives and water in different proportions, according to a company’s formulation.

ComponentFunctionPercentage
Liquid Base (Humectants) such as sorbitol, glycerinRetain water to maintain the paste in toothpaste; binds the solid and liquid content of the toothpaste; adds coolness or sweetness; makes toothpaste feel pleasant in the mouthWhite – 30%

Gel     – 80%

Fillers and Abrasives such as hydrated silica, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonateGet rid of plaque and loosen particles on teeth; provides polishing actionWhite – 20-50%

Gel -15-25%

Fluoride such as Sodium PerboratePrevents tooth decay by increasing the strength of the teeth0.3%
Surfactant/Sudsers such as sodium lauryl sulfateMakes the product foam or bubble while brushing;0.5 – 2.5%
Flavor such as Mint or bourbon, rye, anise, clove, caraway, coriander, eucalyptus, nutmeg, and thymeContributes to palatability and freshness0.5 – 2%
Sweetener such as sorbitol and glycerinContributes to palatability and sweetens the toothpaste0.2%
Preservative such as sodium benzoate or p-hydrozybenzoateProlongs toothpaste shelf-life0.2%
ColoringGives color to the toothpaste0.1%

The Process

  • A typical process could be described as follows:
  • The liquid ingredients are prepared first such as the water, sorbitol/glycerin.
  • Powdered ingredients are dry blended with others ingredients.
  • Next, the sweetener and preservative is added.
  • Premixed abrasive/filler is added with the liquid base.
  • Flavoring and coloring are added.
  • Finally, under slow speed mixing, the detergent is added to minimize foaming.

The Problems of Traditional Toothpaste Making Machine

  • The major problem in mixing toothpaste ingredients is aeration, which is usually enhanced by the detergents or powders added because powders contain small amounts of air.
  • Presence of undissolved substances or agglomerates and impurities due to lack of mixing power.
  • Premixing with other liquid or powdered ingredients increases process time and costs.
  • Strained or filtered agglomerates reduces yield output, increased wastes, added maintenance and cost.

Ginhong Toothpaste Mixer Solution for Toothpaste Production

With Ginhong’s High Shear Mixer, some problems summarized above can be solved with this mixer’s ability to emulsify and homogenize the mixture with its rotor/stator assembly configuration and an incredibly high speed manner of mixing.

However, high speed mixing may be a disadvantage in processing high viscosity and abrasive slurries because it further intensifies the physical and chemical properties of the mixture. Thus, when using a High Shear Mixer for processing toothpaste ingredients, it must be in conjunction with Ginhong’s non-reciprocating positive displacement pump for processing abrasive ingredients first.

Ginhong’s Vacuum Emulsifier is also a good choice as products are processed under vacuum, eliminating the major problem in aeration. Vacuum produces an almost air-free environment during mixing which enhances mixing quality and guaranteed company savings can be benefited from this type of mixer.

Ginhong’s Planetary mixer and Multi-Shaft mixer can also be your option for toothpaste manufacturing. These mixers have powerful blades and products are entirely mixed due to the agitators special configuration inside the mixing tank. No dead spaces are left and mixing time is fast. These mixers are the best choice for products which are thick and need a potent way of mixing at the fastest possible time.

The Advantages of Ginhong Toothpaste Manufacturing Machine

Minimized Aeration

The overall mixing system forms a closed loop under vacuum, preventing unwanted air from entering into the system.

Greatly improved toothpaste quality, consistency and stability

guarantee proper and complete mixing of the materials leaving no dead spaces or parts that aren’t touched and mixed by the movement of the agitator around the entire mixing area.

Time Saving

Fast and convenient of mixing, emulsifying and homogenizing components as compared to the length of time it takes to get the job done by other conventional mixers.

Elimination of voids

Ginhong processes mixing applications under vacuum, which is beneficial for binders in toothpaste production.

Recommended Ginhong Mixers

Ginhong High Shear Mixer

High shear and high speed mixing guarantees deagglomeration the mix before the detergent and thickeners are added and refining of finished product prior to packing.

Ginhong High Shear Mixers:

JX Lab Batch Homogenizer
SF Powder Liquid Mixer
DX Bottom Entry Homogenizer
ZX Inline Homogenizer
FS High Speed Disperser

Ginhong Vacuum Emulsifier Homogenizer

Performs mixing under vacuum which greatly eliminates the unwanted effects of aeration.

Recommendable Vacuum Emulsifier Homogenizers:

RX Vacuum Homogenizer Mixer
RS Vacuum Emulsifier Mixer

Multi-Shaft Mixer

Equipped with two or more independently driven agitators

Deliver both high-shear agitation and laminar bulk flow within a wide viscosity range: from water-like to several hundred thousand centipoise.

Recommendable Multi-Shaft Mixers:

LZ Vacuum Dual Shaft Mixer without Hydraulics
LZ Vacuum Dual Shaft Mixer
SZ Vacuum Triple Shaft Mixer without Hydraulics
SZ Vacuum Triple Shaft Mixer

Planetary Disperser Mixers

Feature two or more blades that rotate on their respective axes while revolving around the mixing vessel.

Recommended Planetary Mixers:

PX Lab Planetary Disperser Mixer
PX Planetary Disperser Mixer

Ginhong Toothpaste Mixers for Various International Customers: