Closed container mixing allows for precise chemical formulations, with no material waste or cleanup required.
Combining various materials and chemicals in a FlackTek™ allows you to create diverse ranges of products, from polymers and petrochemicals to paints, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and catalysts, from lab scale to full industrial production.
Common Challenges and Solutions
The Challenge: Getting a uniform mix or distribution of chemicals, when dealing with different viscosities, densities, or solubilities. Incomplete mixing can lead to variations in product quality and performance.
The Solution: FlackTek™ utilizes centrifugal bladeless mixing technologies and precise control parameters to ensure thorough and uniform blending. The equipment's design and functionality promote efficient mixing, resulting in improved homogeneity of the chemical mixture.
The Challenge: Scaling up mixing processes from lab-scale to industrial production can present difficulties. Factors such as agitator size and design, power requirements, and mixing times may need adjustment to ensure consistent results at larger volumes.
The Solution: FlackTek™ offers fully customized scalable mixing solutions that can be tailored to accommodate different production volumes. The equipment can be adapted to handle larger volumes up to 20kg, while maintaining consistent mixing performance, enabling seamless scaling from lab-scale to industrial-scale production.
The Challenge: Certain chemicals, such as polymers or delicate compounds, can be sensitive to shear forces generated during mixing. Overly intense mixing can lead to degradation or changes in molecular structure, affecting the final product's properties.
The Solution: FlackTek™ understands the sensitivity of certain chemicals to both over or under mixing/processing. FlackTek’s™ bladeless and non-invasive technology helps in preventing degradation or unwanted structural changes that could impact the quality of the final product. That, paired with the precision of both our standard and our vacuum systems, the programmable nature of the machines, and the expert processing advice our team provides sets you up for success.
We help you process these materials, and more…
Epoxy resins (e.g. Huntsman Araldite 2014, Dow Epoxy Resin 327)
Polyester resins (e.g. Reichhold Polylite 31-606, Ashland Derakane, Momentum 411-350)
Vinyl ester resins (e.g. Interplastic CoREZYN 7740-02, AOC Vipel F010-B05)
Catalysts (e.g. Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP), Benzoyl peroxide (BPO), Dimethyl aniline (DMA))
Additives (e.g. Cab-O-Sil fumed silica, BASF Tinuvin 770, Clariant Hostavin PRS TP, ICL-IP FR-122P,)
Pigments (e.g. Cathay Pigments Red 120, Ferro Pigments Yellow 920, Kronos 2190, Huntsman Tioxide TR92)
Solvents and solutions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do your customers have problems with pigment settling?
No, FlackTek™’s technology ensures perfect suspensions and overcomes typically pigment settling issues found in traditional mixing methods. The high shear forces and efficient mixing action of FlackTek™ equipment ensure thorough wetting and dispersion of pigments, preventing settling and promoting even distribution throughout the ink or coating.
Can I prevent air entrapment?
Absolutely. FlackTek™ naturally de-air’s during the process, but added vacuum can get help get rid of microscopic air entrapment. By applying a vacuum during the mixing process, air bubbles are removed, resulting in improved product quality and surface finishes. This feature ensures that final formulations are bubble-free.
What level of consistency can I achieve?
The precise control over mixing parameters, including mixing speed, time, and shear intensity, ensures repeatability and consistency from batch to batch. This leads to uniform product development, reliable dispersion, and consistent product performance.