The CMC mixing unit is a system designed for a fast dispersion of hydrocolloid products such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), flours, carbopol, pectin, and guar or xanthan gum. These additives are widely used in industry on account of their multiple properties: as thickeners, jellifying agents, stabilisers, complexing agents, etc.
The ATEX version of this equipment is designed for use with products with the potential to create an explosive atmosphere. The main application is to manufacture hydroalcoholic gels, which usually contain a significant amount of alcohol.
The main ingredients of hydroalcoholic gels are:
Alcohol (ethanol or isopropanol) 50-80%
Gelling agents (carbopol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, etc.) 0.5-5%