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Sanitary Mixer Applications

Sanitary Mixers August 20, 2016

Nearly everywhere we look, we can find products manufactured using a sanitary mixer. They have come to be a key player in today’s modern production of food and beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biomedical components, and much more. Sanitary mixers allow for the production of such goods in an untampered way, letting us consume, apply, or use them without fear of contamination.

Many foods that involves homogenized components are likely mixed in a sanitary mixer, keeping it free of contaminants. Sauces and salad dressings with oil and water ingredients are mixed in a sanitary mixer, creating an emulsion of these two immiscible liquids. In the dairy industry, cheeses, ice creams, yogurt, and milk use sanitary mixers to keep milkfat uniform throughout the product, a key to maintaining the correct texture of the dairy product. Soft drink production also uses sanitary mixers, evenly blending low-calorie sweeteners and syrups.

Like the food and beverage industry, sanitary mixers are also commonly used in the production of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Many makeups, lotions, and creams use thickeners that are blended in sanitary mixers. Wax based lipsticks and balms are often made in sanitary mixers as well. Pharmaceuticals are also frequently manufactured using sanitary mixers. Compounds distributed to the public must be standardized and unadulterated, which is the perfect job for a sanitary mixer. In addition to pills and capsules, saline solution for contact lenses, medicated ointments, cough syrups, and even vaccines are produced using sanitary mixers.

It comes as no surprise that sanitary mixers would also be an important tool for the creation of several compounds in the biomedical field. Bio-adhesives, compounds used to bond skin to other tissues, are regularly mixed using sanitary mixers. Bio-composites including bone graft pastes and cements are used to help encourage bone growth after an injury; as they are used within the human body, it is essential they are mixed in a sanitary mixer, keeping them free of pathogens which can cause infection. In vitro cell growth that takes place in culture dishes also uses mediums mixed in sanitary mixers, again eliminating bacteria and allowing healthy, clean propagation of cells.

Due to the nature of the sanitary mixer applications, sanitary mixers used to distribute products to the public must follow strict guidelines set forth by the USP VI and cGMP under the FDA. The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non-government organization responsible for regulating the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, by monitoring the quality, purity, strength, and consistency. Likewise, the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice also regulates drug compounds made in sanitary mixers. Under the USP’s highest classification (USP VI) and cGMP regulations, sanitary mixers can manufacture the purest, most uniform pharmaceuticals.

With a wide range of applications, it’s no wonder that sanitary mixers are a popular choice. Ready to see how our sanitary mixers can boost your business? Contact us today with questions and get started.

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