Mixing Equipment for Consumer Products
Before becoming breath-freshening toothpaste, mouth-watering chewing gum, stain-scrubbing laundry detergent or odor-eliminating soap, almost every common household item starts as powders or pastes.
B&P Littleford designs, develops and delivers high-performing, low-maintenance mixing, kneading and separating equipment ideal for producing thousands of products used by millions of consumers each and every day.
B&P Littleford’s mixers, separators, and kneaders are expertly engineered, skillfully crafted and rigidly tested to meet your exacting specifications for mixing high-viscosity pastes or separating fine-grained solids.
Use B&P Littleford’s mixers, separators and kneaders for consumer products like:
- Baking soda
- Chewing gum
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Playing an important role in product creation
Mixing, kneading and separating are critical steps in manufacturing thousands of personal care and consumer products, including detergent, sunscreen, cosmetics, and shower gel.
The ingredients used to create these products typically resist easy mixing.
B&P Littleford’s high-quality equipment minimizes undesirable results, such as the clumps, lumps and fisheyes – small bubbles that form on the surface - when mixing powders into liquids. B&P Littleford’s mixers, separators and kneaders also decrease the risk of over-shearing certain ingredients and help you achieve uniform consistency and thorough dispersion.
Proper dispersion of active ingredients and additives directly impacts the end product’s uniformity, sensual appeal, shelf stability, pleasing texture, consistent color and fragrance.
Providing the equipment you need
Use B&P’s Littleford’s continuous extruders when your consumer product application demands the highest throughput and exceptional mixing consistency.
The BP Series features a unique clamshell design for easy access to the extruder screws for cleaning, changeover and preventive maintenance.
For more demanding compounding applications, the solid barrel CT series offers high-speed and high-torque for the toughest materials.
Our TriVolution Compounder combines the high shear mixing capability of twin screw extrusion with the efficiency and distributive mixing of continuous kneaders to offer the best of both worlds.
Twin Screw Extruder
Designed and developed with decades of industry experience, B&P Littleford’s twin screw extruder is a versatile and valuable component for kneading, dispersive mixing, distributive mixing, and reactive extrusion.
Use the twin screw extruder for:
B&P Littleford’s twin screw extruders deliver the mixing power, precision and performance you require for your products.
- Energy efficiency
- Ease of feeding
- Consistent performance
- Modular construction
- Customized to handle unconventional processes
With its unique and innovative design, B&P Littleford’s TriVolution® Compounder offers excellent dispersive and distributive mixing without damaging critical ingredients.
B&P Littleford’s TriVolution® Compounder reciprocates the process screw three times for every one revolution. Flights interact with pins in the barrel much in the same way a continuous kneader does. Its controlled shear with enhanced material exposure also works well for devolatilization and reactive processing.
Use the TriVolution Compounder for:
- Color concentrate
- Reinforced thermoplastics
- Silicone compounds
- Fiber-reinforced compounds
The TriVolution Compounder features:
- High performing
- Energy efficient
- Cost effective
- Uniquely design allows for faster mixing
B&P Littleford’s mixers are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations to meet your exact processing needs: From small-scale laboratory mixers for precision to 1,000-gallon mixers for mass production.
Horizontal Plow Mixer
B&P Littleford Horizontal Plow Mixer creates fluid mixing action. The mixing tools project and hurl material away from a wall into free space in a crisscross direction, and inversely back again. The plow separates and lifts the product in a three-dimensional motion, while the number and arrangement of the tools insure agitation back and forth along the length of the vessel.
Use the Horizontal Plow Mixer for:
- Dental adhesive
- Cosmetic powders
- Grouting materials
- Powdered chalks
The size, number, geometric shape, arrangement, and peripheral speed of the mixing tools are designed to achieve this mixing action for each specific application. When required, the mix action is assisted by high shear chopper devices: independent high-speed motors with customized blades for adding shear to the product mix.
The Horizontal Plow Mixer also features:
- Large doors allow full interior access
- CIP/SIP hardware options available
- "Easy Clean" design available for batch or continuous material mixing
- Split seal assembly
- No special cleaning or maintenance tools required
- Bearings and drive components not disturbed during cleaning
Double Arm/Sigma Blade Mixer
The Double Arm/Sigma Blade Mixer is simple to operate, easy to clean, can be used to mix:
- Silicone compounds
The Double Arm/Sigma Blade Mixer includes a wide range of features that can be customized to meet your exacting carbon paste mixing specifications:
- Available in laboratory sizes and production sizes up to 900 gallons
- Sturdy stainless steel construction with required polish
- Spray injection
- E-Z clean shaft seals
- Direct shaft mount drives
- Variable speed motors
- Computerized controls
- ASME jackets for cooling and heating
- Cored agitators for enhanced product temperature control
- Tilt or valve discharge
- Full vacuum operation
- Vacuum equipped packing glands
B&P Littleford's Pusher Centrifuges (liquid-solid separation centrifuges) relentlessly separate coarse solids from free-draining crystalline slurries in the most extreme conditions. The impressive reliability record for Pusher Centrifuges is grounded in its sound design, precise engineering and top-grade construction.
Pusher Centrifuges are developed and manufactured for standard products, but can be customized for special or difficult solid separation applications.
Use the Pusher Centrifuge for:
- Cotton Seed
B&P Littleford Pusher Centrifuges feature:
- Single-piece reversible wedge-slot screen that efficiently separates solids and liquids
- Screen supported by a centrifugally cast, milled-slot cage basket
- Heavy-duty bearings carry the main hollow shaft, which drives the basket
- Belt-driven hydraulic pump for energy efficiency, safety and reliability
- Internal, self-contained hydraulic piston driving the pusher shaft
- Rugged base provides rigid support for the entire rotating assembly
- Cooling coils that maintain the hydraulic system temperature at optimum levels
Consumer Products Applications & Equipment
|Silicone Compounds||Double Arm|
|Dental Adhesive||Plow Mixer|
|Tooth Paste||Plow Mixer|
|Cosmetic Powders||Plow Mixer|
|Grouting Materials||Plow Mixer|
|Powdered Chalk||Plow Mixer|
Partial application list. Please contact us to discuss your application in more detail.
Sizes & Configurations
B&P batch mixers are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations to meet your processing demands. From small-scale laboratory mixers for precise, repeatable performance for R&D applications, to the largest production mixers with capacities of 1,000 gallons (3,800 litres) – we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. All machines are available with a wide range of blade types, discharge options, and other features to adapt to your needs.
Delivering the Service You Deserve
B&P Littleford designs, develops and delivers a wide range of mixing, drying, compounding, reacting, extracting and centrifugal separation equipment for many different manufacturing applications.
- More than 100 years’ industry experience
- Quality parts and service
- Professional, knowledgeable staff
- Top-notch testing facilities
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