Use of Homogenizer for dental products

A homogenizer is a vital equipment among the components of any laboratory, since with them the technique of homogenization can be performed to different types of materials, among which stand out, food, plants, tissues, chemical reagents and particles, among others. Homogenization is an extremely common process in most science and industrial laboratories, and its applications include the preparation of biological samples, the processing of food to increase quality and the processing of cosmetic and dental products.

Currently, there are a large number of homogenizer models, so it is necessary to have clear the characteristics and functions of each one, in order to select the product that suits the required needs. For example, during toothpaste production, equipment capable of handling viscous reagents and abrasive particles is needed. If the right equipment is not chosen, toothpaste can become air bubbles and not meet quality standards.

Operation of homogenizers

Homogenizers are equipment whose main function is the application of mechanical forces to produce a homogeneous mixture of liquid-liquid or solid-liquid systems. Homogenizers are designed to disintegrate the particles that make up solutes, whether solid or liquid, to form a completely uniform mixture.ย  Pigments, chemicals, foods, plants and cells, among others, can be applied to the homogenization technique.

In the market, these equipment can be found in compact form, for laboratories, and larger, for industries. Despite the number of models available, the most common are: rotor/stator mixers, ultrasonic homogenizers and high pressure homogenizers. The characteristics of each are described below:

  • Rotor/stator mixer: these are characterized by having a rotor and a stator. The stator remains stationary and the rotor rotates at high speed. The movement of the rotor within the stator is what creates the suction effect that reduces the particle size of the reagents to be mixed.
  • High pressure homogenizer: uses a high pressure pump and a valve. The material to be homogenized is forced through a small hole, this reduces the size of the particles.
  • Ultrasonic homogenizers: use shear forces for particle size reduction.

Homogenizers for dental products

Toothpastes, gels, and toothpastes are usually composed of water, fluoride, detergents, and abrasives. The manufacture of these products is a process that requires the ideal equipment for mixing viscous pastes. For this reason, it is very common to use high-shear ultrasonic mixers, which, thanks to high-intensity shear forces, reduce the size of particles and create uniform mixtures.

High-shear ultrasonic homogenizers are used to grind particles, to moisten solid matter, to emulsify water phases with oil and to homogenize any type of liquids and sludge. Its operation is based on the transmission of shear forces through the ultrasonic probe to the mixing vessel. The probe passes the vibration to the sample in the container, creating bubbles, which are subsequently broken and giving rise to shear forces that break down the solute particles. The speed at which particles move and the collision between them causes them to shrink, down to a micron or nano. Finally, a homogeneous solution is obtained.

Homogenizers brand Kalstein

Kalstein is a leading company in the manufacture and sale of clinical and laboratory equipment. We are MANUFACTURERS of high quality homogenizers, useful for any laboratory. Our equipment stands out for its high technology and its adjustable PRICES at all costs. Our YR series ultrasonic model features:

  • Single chip technology + 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • PID control, ultrasonic time, power can be set from 1% to 100%.
  • The sample temperature detection frequency is automatically tracked.
  • With the overload protection function and the horn does not invade the liquid, it will automatically protect the horn from damage.

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