Deagglomeration & Wet Milling

The wet milling process is robust, relatively easy to implement, and offers a range of benefits over dry milling for pharmaceutical, food & beverage, personal care and household product applications.


During processing, many solid/liquid blends develop lumps. Whether the lumps are inherent to the product or they form as agglomerates while mixing a powder into a liquid, lumps are typically undesirable in the final product and must be smoothed out.


Quadro®’s newer high shear wet mills excel at deagglomeration and wet milling by offering particle size reduction and deagglomeration capabilities beyond the limits of traditional rotor-stator mixers. They also enhance process scalability with better control and consistency over wetted-part machine tolerances.

The wet milling process is a safe and efficient alternative to dry milling. Unlike dry milling, wet milling does not cause dust to form, so elaborate technical solutions, such as dust removal systems, inert gas purging, and dedicated containment are not necessary.

High shear wet milling offers improved performance and efficiency over traditional alternatives such as media milling or colloid mills, including more rapid deagglomeration, greater size reduction, reduced processing time, increased output value per shift (in dollars), lower capital costs, and decreased maintenance. And, in certain applications, high shear mixers perform as well as expensive high-pressure homogenizers, but with less energy, lower costs and reduced maintenance.

From rapid deagglomeration to high shear wet milling, Quadro® has the equipment to help you get the job done faster and more efficiently, whether you’re in the personal care, pharmaceutical, or food & beverage industry or another sector that relies on these capabilities. For more information about the advantages of wet milling — and the superiority of our deagglomeration & wet milling solutions — give us a call at 519-884-9660 or request a quote by clicking the link below.