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Publication Date: 01/2005
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Container blending for cleaner, faster batch mixing

Spillage and dusting, long blending times, labor-intensive vessel cleanup for product changeovers.... Sound familiar? They may if you use a conventional batch blender to mix your dry bulk solids. One simple way to eliminate these and other inherent shortcomings with batch blending is to move your blending process right into your rigid intermediate bulk containers. This article explains how you can use container blending to minimize batch-blending headaches common in chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and other bulk solids applications.

Using a conventional batch blender requires a lot of material handling. You must dispense each dry ingredient into the blender vessel and then discharge the finished blend to a container for shipping or storage. These handling steps not only can slow down your blending operation but create air-quality hazards and place extra labor and housekeeping demands on your workers. Batch blender problems can also affect your product quality. One way to eliminate these headaches is to switch to container blending.

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