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The mixing together of liquids, pastes, powders and fillers is a critical process in many sectors, not least in pharmaceutical and cosmetics R&D and production. Getting a fully homogenous bubble-free mix of materials, especially those with different forms or viscosities, is of paramount concern. Speed and repeatability of the process will aid productivity and deliver consistent quality.

On the Intertronics Making Pharmaceuticals stand no. 108 (24-25th April 2018 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry), the range of Thinky mixers on show offers non-invasive mixing in a repeatable controlled planetary process which works effectively with quantities of 10ml on up. Mixers such as the Thinky ARE-250 compact desktop unit or the freestanding Thinky ARV-10KTWIN can mix different fluid viscosities and powders into liquids without the inclusion of air. Some of the Thinky models have integral vacuum removing micro-bubbles from the mix. The machines give repeatable, consistent, homogeneous results for laboratory or production use.

The newly launched Thinky ARM-310 entry-level mixer will be on display – starting at under £5,000 this offers a superior alternative to manual mixing with simple operation and consistent results in a package that sits easily on the laboratory bench-top.

Nanoparticles are being developed for a range of healthcare product applications including drug delivery, controlled release systems, diagnostics and medical devices. Thinky nanotechnology includes the Thinky NP-100 Nano Pulveriser for breaking up particles using impact fragmentation, taking larger particles down to nano-size, and the Thinky PR-1 Nanoparticle Dispersion Machine for nanoparticle dispersion and deagglomeration of CNT, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials.

Precision dosing equipment on the Intertronics stand will be addressed with the preeflow volumetric pump technology, delivering precisely repeatable quantities into the manufacturing process or into vials and other packaging containers under manual or automated control. The preeflow eco-PEN system uses a progressive cavity pump principle which doses and dispenses a wide range of material viscosities with no stress to the material, and with full control. They can be integrated into semi-automated and fully automated systems with the smallest unit offering a minimum dose from 0.001 ml (1μl) and the largest unit providing a maximum flow rate of 32 ml/min.

For further information please see www.intertronics.co.uk/2009/09/difficult-to-mix-pharmaceuticals-and-cosmetics/, or visit the Intertronics blog atwww.intertronics.co.uk/blog.

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INTERTRONICS supplies a comprehensive range of bonding and protective materials – together with the associated consumables and equipment – to customers in high technology, high performance assembly industries – including electronics, medical device, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace.

INTERTRONICS supplies a comprehensive range of bonding and protective materials – together with the associated consumables and equipment – to customers in high technology, high performance assembly industries – including electronics, medical device, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace. The company supplies over 3,000 regular customers, including multinational manufacturing giants, production facilities, specialist design and development businesses, universities, training organisations and government establishments.

adhere is INTERTRONICS’ brand which encompasses its bonding, coating, sealing, encapsulating, potting, masking and gasketing materials, together with the most appropriate equipment and accessories for dispensing and curing them.

Because adhere brings together this proven range of integrated products from selected and trusted partners, INTERTRONICS’ customers have the confidence that everything will work together efficiently and cost-effectively, underpinned by the company’s experience and expert advice.

This advice is an essential element of the programme, and it ensures that customers benefit from the optimal material and process choice for the manufacture, assembly or repair of their products … safeguarding and enhancing performance and integrity and in turn, profitability and reputation.

Also key to customer success and satisfaction are the provision of process implementation and training, ongoing expert technical support and the assurance of highly competent supply chain management.

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