chemical mixing in a laboratory

Equipment for Chemical Processing

Many of our economy’s strongest industries, including automotive, polymers and plastics, manufacturing and agricultural, rely heavily upon a variety of chemicals in some form in order to produce the product or results they desire. The chemical industry accounts for approximately 15% of the manufacturing sector in the United States.

To support a quality downstream result, the foundational processes must be well-controlled and highly precise. This means the milling, grinding and separation of these chemicals (chemical processing) must be done using equipment that produces exacting results. 

Particle size and consistency both play important roles in the quality of the end-product. With so many variables involved, much care must be given to the method of grinding chosen. Without the right grinding process, the product will falter. 

Chemical processing utilizes media milling technology for three major results:

  1. Particle size reduction of chemicals 
  2. Mixing and milling of several chemicals to form new chemical compounds 
  3. Activation or liberation of chemical raw materials

Chemical Processing Advantage

Attritor Grinders offer a unique advantage to chemical processing, as both wet and dry grinding techniques can be chosen and external factors can be easily controlled, such as temperature, grinding speed, product contamination, and media size and type. 

Offering the optimal combination of grinding media knowledge and manufacturing expertise, Union Process takes your entire operation into account to identify the best grinding media to consistently generate the final particle size and shape required by your application, optimizing the cost effectiveness of your process and extending the life of your mills.

Discover some of the other ways that Union Process assists in your size reduction needs to help you achieve excellence in your grind and end-product:

Attritor Grinding and Dispersing Equipment (PDF)

Seminar on "Dispersion of Pigments and Resins in Fluid Media", Kent State University Department of Rheology