Authors: Laplante, Patrick; Cheng, Yuxi; Hanson, Joel; Daku, Darren
This article pertains to mixing in the consumer products industry.
Consumer products are divided into three categories: detergents, personal care products, and cosmetics. The manufacture of each individual product involves complex mixing procedures and requirements which can change from one product line to another. To generalize, the major mixing problems pertaining to industry involve: liquid blending, liquid-liquid dispersions and emulsions, solid-liquid dispersion. Other mixing requirements are often present in the manufacture of consumer products due to complex formulations, stability, and performance requirements of each product.