Adhesives Quality Improvement
Whether it is the dispersion or dispersion or deagglomeration of solids like fumed silica, often used with polyester resin, or the emulsification of epoxy resins, the homogenization process is key factor in reducing the particle size of glues, epoxies and resins. Smaller particles allow for better surface coverage when applied. The process also tears apart solids agglomerates, eliminating not just larger lumps but micron-sized particulates.
The Sonolator uses a high pressure PD pump operating between 100 and 5,000 PSI to accelerate the fluid over a minute distance. This rapid change in fluid velocity tears apart droplets and particles within the fluid stream. When then force the fluid over a knife-like blade that imparts extreme cavitation within the fluid, reducing particle size even further.