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  • We may all scream for ice cream, but if you fail to invest in the right mixing equipment to produce it, you could be left screaming in frustration. There are various methods and mixing technologies available, but high shear mixers from Quadro Liquids are your best choice for quickly and efficiently...
  • Emulsification is a key process used to produce a wide array of lucrative consumer products. Generally, an emulsion is a viscous, uniform substance created from two otherwise immiscible liquids — typically oil and water — and a third component, which facilitates mixing. This component...
  • Blending and mixing processes in the food industry comprise similar operations, with terms that are often used interchangeably. Each indicates the combining of two or more components of a given food item. Blending typically implies a gentler, more careful integration of disparate elements, so that...
  • A typical day in an average American household may feature any number of encounters with products consisting of emulsions or dispersions. For example, while the lady of the house applies sunscreen to her face, prior to applying makeup, perhaps the man of the house is busy pouring fresh whole milk...
  • No matter what industry you’re in, there’s no denying that time is money. When it comes to the food industry, time is often expended on various aspects of production. From harvesting to initial processing to mixing ingredients, there are numerous opportunities to realize savings by...
  • Many industrial processes require the incorporation of dry powders into liquids. Unfortunately, the powder induction phase is among the trickiest of steps in any such process. To say that powders often resist hydration and smooth mixing is an understatement. Difficulties with powder incorporation...
  • Some would argue that perfection is an unattainable ideal. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for it. When it comes to beer, the path to perfection begins with the brewing process. Many factors impact the final product, from the quality of the ingredients, the provenance of the hops and...
  • Homogenization is a fundamental process that underpins the production of many popular foods. Generally speaking, homogenized and/or fortified food products benefit from improved aesthetic properties — including enhanced appearance, flavor and/or “mouth feel,” as well as better...
  • Technically, mixing various components to achieve suitable foods, cosmetics, topical creams or lotions, etc., can be achieved using technology as primitive as a mortar and pestle. In reality, today’s highly homogenized, often emulsified products require the type of mixing that can only be...
  • It’s estimated that pet-loving consumers will spend a whopping $75 billion on pet food in 2019. That’s a few billion more than customers spent in 2018. The trend in pet food expenditures has steadily climbed for more than two decades. One can glean at least two key takeaways from these statistics:...