Manufacture of Toothpaste
Toothpastes are either white abrasive pastes or clear gels. Manufacturing toothpaste is a demanding process and the right mixing equipment is important in order to handle high viscosities, high solid concentrations as well as abrasive particles. Different types of mixing equipment are used in the various stages of toothpaste production, as precise mixing at each step is essential to achieve consistency and ensure every ingredient fully imparts its intended functionality. Mixing directly affects the viscosity, yield, density, purity, taste, stability and appearance of the final gel or paste.
Ingredients used to form toothpaste such as silicas, carbomers, xanthan gum, CMC and other thickeners do not readily mix into liquid. When added to the top of an agitated batch, these powders often form agglomerates, which once formed, are very difficult to break apart. Such ingredients are best processed through a Mixquip High Shear Powder Liquid Agitator.