Written by Patrick Lakin, National Sales Manager
A manufacturer of herbicides and insecticides tried a number of different top-mounted mixers for mixing Xanthan gum, but could not find anything that would disperse the gum effectively. Their batches were left with fisheyes and undispersed solids that had to be filtered out, resulting in wasted ingredients and money.
After seeing our video that featured mixing Xanthan gum, they wanted to learn more. A short phone conference led to sending their ingredients to the Admix lab for mix-testing in our Rotosolver high shear mixer. As we do with most of our lab tests, they requested that we:
- test the Xanthan at different percentages (from 3-5%)
- send video of the tests so they could see exactly how the Rotosolver performed on their product
- send them samples from each test so their lab technicians could evaluate the quality