01 March 2009
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Nano-level mixing without bubbles

"In the arena of high-technology and high-performance materials the uniform dispersal of nano-sized particles in substances such as resin is extremely difficult work."

This is the view of Peter Swanson, managing director of Intertronics, who has announced "a solution to the problem" in the form of the company's Thinky ARV-310 mixer. "This mixer, and the larger capacity ARV-5000, utilise proven planetary mixing technology with the added advantage of a vacuum environment."

The 400g acceleration enables uniform mixing as well as simultaneous dispersion and de-aerating for highly active nano-sized particles such as carbon nano-tubes or particles in epoxy or silicone, nano-ceramic in water, nano-fibres in polymer, nano-gold balls, yag (yttrium-aluminium-garnet) phosphor in silicones, or for organic materials.
"The bi-directional action of the units does not enfold air, and the new vacuum environment facility removes existing air and other gases", explains Peter Swanson.


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Author
Paul Gay

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