Crushing is an important process for the production of emulsions or suspensions. By crushing droplets and solid particles, the interface between phases is expanded. The shape-maintaining forces of individual phases are overcome, allowing a fine dispersal of one phase within another phase. During the crushing process, the deforming forces are carried over by the continuous liquid phase. IKA dispersing machines serve to build flow conditions that lead to the droplet breakup. Crushing is characterized by the displacement of the particle size distribution (grains, drops) into a finer size range. IKA, specializing in process technology, is concerned with both smaller particle sizes as well as tighter particle size distribution which is one of the pre-conditions for the long-time stability of the manufactured dispersions.
Inline dispersers / Mills