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The dictionary defines Syrup as "a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicated", or the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant".

There are many types of syrups used in the food, beverage and candy industries, as well as several in the pharmaceutical industry. Common types of syrups include:

We usually think of syrups as adding sweetness to a product or food item, but they also contribute functional attributes such as flavor carrying - allowing the flavor to spread and stay on the tongue longer for better adsorption by receptors; adding viscosity and body to products; acting as a natural preservative reducing water activity; and serving as a carrier for medicines making them more palatable and providing a soothing coating action.

Blended syrups in industry are usually concentrated and viscous, requiring low speed, gear drive mixers like the Rotomixx sanitary stainless steel mixers with high efficiency Jetfoil™ impellers. Frozen fruit syrups containing ice crystals can be quickly made ready to use with a Rotosolver high shear emulsifier. Candy manufacturers use Rotosolvers to make fondants and marshmallows. Syrups can be accurately blended or diluted with Admixer sanitary static mixers.

The Rotosolver high shear batch emulsifier or DynaShear in-line emulsifier are excellent for syrup make-up. These applications typically require:

Admix has experience with all types of syrups requiring powerful low speed mixers or high speed, high-shear dispersers. We offer systems to entrain air or eliminate air while mixing. We can mix in-line continuously, in batch mode or use a combination of both.

Our application engineers are happy to recommend a creative solution for your mixing challenge. Get a free customized quote or Rotosolver demo today.