Can you guess what Vaccines, Latex, Milk and Paints have in common?
The particle reduction that Homogenization processes create, enhance the well known product-benefits from which a wide range of industries has its advantages.
Dairy & food
Dairy industry is more likely to be generally associated with this process. Starting from probiotics and flavoured milk, it positively affects on agglomeration combining together granular particles and obtaining a composite matrix which optimizes digestion and nutritional properties assimilation, ensuring low microbial presence and long physical stability. Processing cheese, yogurt and ice-cream, homogenization avoid disagglomeration (the division of small cells which would tend to agglomeration) and processing whole milk and cream, it improves shelf life and performance, reducing particle size and stabilizing emultions.
Babyfood & juices and sauces
The majority of the benefits that dairy industry finds in homogenization when combined with specifics others advantages sparks different customers interest as well. Preserving taste, quality and mouth feeling, together with reducing the amount of solids, proteins and additives, the Food & Beverage industry is another renowned sector linked to our technology. Baby food, fruit juices, ketchup and mayonnaise are just a few examples of all the edible products that can be enhanced in quality through the homogenization process.
Home & personal care, pharmaceutical and Chemical
Even if employed through different methods according to characteristics of products, Homogenization is well known in Non Food application as well, such as Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Chemical, Home & Personal Care industry. Breaking up cells mechanically is among the most effective methods for the treatment of many substances and the best alternative to the use of lysing agents, which is ideal for example when processing vaccines and seeking to maximize the clinical efficacy of active ingredients.
Nail polish & paint
Moving to pigments and colors, the grinding process of homogenization helps to increase the intensity, brightness and uniformity to industrial paints, nail enamels or hair colors. The resizing of particles is a key factors also for nutraceutical, intravenous solutions and vaccines, affecting positively on the absortion in the organism with a better active ingredient dispersion and chemical products mixing. Last but not least, the changing in physical structure that the passage through the homogenizing valve produce, is largely useful for defibrillation and nanocellulose processing, particulary referring the fibers in suspension exposed to high compression and friction stresses, and in particular high shear stresses.