What Can I Blend With A Chemical Blender?
At the heart of chemical procurement is blending. So much of what you are able to do comes down to whether you have a blend that’s perfectly suited for your needs. It takes a surprising amount of expertise to get it right, which is why it nearly always pays to enlist the experts.
What makes chemical blending so complex? What do you need to know to better understand the process behind the barrels? Read on to learn more.
What Qualifies as ‘Chemical Blending’?
If only it were as simple as mixing the chemicals and putting a lid on it. In reality, chemical blending is far more nuanced. The term “blending” is the key distinguisher. Whereas “mixing” is the simpler process of combining two substances that will eventually — if very slowly — separate over time, blending is the more delicate process of taking two reactive chemicals and combining them such that a new substance is created. In short, the two or more chemicals you blend have all new properties unique to that blend.
As you might guess, chemical blending takes quite a bit more attention to detail and a greater understanding of how chemicals interact. You have to consider safety protocol surrounding the blending process itself. Further, you must have a clear understanding of the resulting chemical before it is put to use in any application. At SolvChem, we know our chemicals inside and out, and we’re more than capable of taking on complex custom chemical blending jobs.
How Is It Done?
We use state-of-the-art blending equipment to help ensure a safe and effective process. No single chemical blender is right for every job. You have to take into account the ingredients (are they dry or liquid, or a combination of both?) and how delicate they are (would gentle blending be safer?). As such, it takes access to a range of specific chemical blending equipment — including ribbon blenders, paddle blenders, tumble blenders and more. Then there’s timing, quantity and so much more that only a highly trained chemist can bring to the process.
As a leading chemical blending services provider, we have the skills and tools to get it done right.
Only the Beginning
Of course, chemical blending is just the first step in chemical procurement. You must consider handling, warehousing and shipping. All of this takes incredibly acute attention to safety protocol to protect the chemicals themselves and anyone who comes in contact with them. An end-to-end chemical services provider is your best bet for ensuring you get exactly what you need without any mistakes along the way.
We’ve earned a solid reputation for quality and customer service. Our comprehensive service offerings — from analysis and blending through to warehousing and shipping — give our customers the flexibility to make smarter choices. To learn more about the chemical blending process and to find out how we can partner with you, contact SolvChem today.