Consumer Powder & Paste Mixing Equipment

Consumer Powder & Paste Mixing Equipment

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 every day.

B&P Littleford’s consumer powder mixing equipment is 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 consumer paste mixing equipment for products like:

  • Baking soda
  • Chewing gum
  • Toothpaste
  • Detergents
  • Cosmetics
  • Lipstick
  • Powders
  • Soaps

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Playing an important role in product creation

Mixing, kneading, and separating are critical 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 consumer powder mixing 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:

  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Mastics
  • Putties
  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Toners

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

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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 revolution. Flights interact with pins in the barrel much like a continuous kneader does. Its controlled shear with enhanced material exposure also works well for devolatilization and reactive processing.

Use the TriVolution Compounder for:

  • PVC
  • 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

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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:

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Dental adhesive
  • Tobacco
  • Toothpaste
  • Cosmetic powders
  • Grouting materials
  • Lipstick
  • Powdered chalks

The mixing tools' size, number, geometric shape, arrangement, and peripheral speed 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

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Double Arm/Sigma Blade Mixer

The Double Arm/Sigma Blade Mixer is simple to operate, easy to clean, and can be used to mix:

  • Sealants
  • Adhesives
  • Silicone compounds
  • Abrasives

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

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Pusher Centrifuge

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

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Consumer Products Applications & Equipment

Application Equipment
Cotton Seed Pusher
Adhesives Twin Screw/TriVolution
Sealants Twin Screw/TriVolution
Mastics Twin Screw/TriVolution
Putties Twin Screw/TriVolution
Soaps Twin Screw/TriVolution
Detergents Twin Screw/TriVolution
Toner Twin Screw/TriVolution
Sealants Double Arm
Adhesives Double Arm
Silicone Compounds Double Arm
Abrasives Double Arm
Soaps Plow Mixer
Detergents Plow Mixer
Dental Adhesive Plow Mixer
Tobacco Plow Mixer
Tooth Paste Plow Mixer
Cosmetic Powders Plow Mixer
Grouting Materials Plow Mixer
Lipstick 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 liters) – 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 of industry experience
  • Quality parts and service
  • Professional, knowledgeable staff
  • Top-notch testing facilities

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