What Is Chemical Blending?

Jessica Clifton

by Jessica Clifton

16th January 2019

Chemical blending is a common chemical process that involves combining different chemicals together. These chemicals can be liquid or powder, organic or inorganic, and can be blended into substances of varying viscosities, pH levels and filtration levels, etc.

While chemical blending is a common process, it is one which is best left to expert chemical blending companies who understand how chemicals interact, can put appropriate safety measures in place and can package and transport the blended chemicals.

Why Do We Blend Chemicals?

What Is Chemical Blending?

Chemical blending is used in a wide variety of industries and has many applications. Blending can improve product quality, coat particles evenly, diffuse liquids or fuse particles together.

Chemical blending is fully customisable – it can produce the chemical which has the exact characteristics you require. That may be a certain consistency or texture, exact levels of ingredients, or a specific grade of filtration. The list goes on; it is entirely down to your needs. Once the chemicals have been blended, the resulting product can be processed further.

How Does Chemical Blending Work?

While blending is a basic manufacturing process, it is vital that it is done right. There may be multiple ingredients to blend together, and the appropriate blending technology must be used. For example, there are blenders used for dry ingredients, ones for gentle blending and ones for liquid blending. A chemical blending company will know which specific blender is right for your needs. They will also be able to advise on timings, quantities and much more.

Examples Of Chemical Blending

What Is Chemical Blending?

Chemical blending is widely used in many industries. While many chemical blends are bespoke as they are completely customisable to your needs, examples of general chemical blending include:

  • Paints
  • Soaps and cosmetics, including moisturisers and perfumes
  • Fertilisers
  • Powdered detergents

What’s The Difference Between Chemical Blending And Chemical Mixing?

Chemical blending and chemical mixing are two terms which are often used interchangeably, but there are some slight technical differences.

Both processes combine different ingredients. The main difference is that with the more delicate process of blending, the ingredients are combined permanently to make an entirely different chemical. This chemical is unique and has its own properties. With mixing, the combined ingredients will separate over time back into their original forms.

Why Is Accurate Chemical Blending So Important?

Chemical blending is an important process because you need to ensure that the resulting product is exact and accurate. Any slight error or misjudgement will result in an incorrect product; it may not function as intended, it may be too flammable, too dense, too liquid – a whole variety of things could be wrong with it. In turn, this becomes time-consuming, ineffective and costly – that’s why it’s always best to work with an expert chemical blending company who can offer advice from highly-qualified chemists.

Benefits Of Using A Chemical Blending Company

Using a chemical blending company can save you time and money. It can be an efficient, scalable, end-to-end process from advice on how chemicals interact and meeting safety protocols to the blending process itself, packaging and transportation.

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