Adhesive Mixing 101

Adhesive Mixing

If you’ve ever tried to mix an adhesive, such as two-part epoxy, by hand, then you know how difficult the process can be. After all, you need to get everything blended properly in order for the adhesive to work properly – and that doesn’t even take into account the proportions of the various ingredients.

Now imagine doing that on an industrial scale. That’s why many industries turn to our products, as they know that we have the lightweight mixers to do the job right.

What Could Go Wrong

There are many things that can go wrong when mixing industrial adhesives. We’ve already mentioned the ingredient proportions and the mixing process, but let’s go into a bit of depth on both. While we can’t control the ingredient proportions (that’s your job, essentially) we can ensure that every bit of them is thoroughly mixed together.

What could happen if it’s not?

Well, whole batches of improperly mixed adhesive can fail spectacularly. For example, your adhesive needs to glue part of the fabric interior lining onto the door of a car as part of the assembly process. If the adhesive fails, you’ll lose money as you have to go back through and repair every single door. The best solution is for your adhesive to be mixed as thoroughly as possible.

How We Can Help

Here at Even Mix™, we sell a number of different industrial mixers. Our IBC (intermediate bulk container) mixers are designed to handle up to 50,000 centipose. We have two different types of these mixers available – aftermarket and in plant – and both are made from hardened steel with a powder coat epoxy coating.

We also have pail mixers, designed for either five or ten-gallon pails, as well as pinless drum mixers with either a single or double blade. Like the IBC tote mixers, all can mix things that are as thick as peanut butter, meaning that they’ll mix adhesives with ease. Even better, these mixers are designed to move slightly on the container while they go to work, meaning that every inch of the adhesive will be thoroughly mixed. You won’t have to worry about improperly mixed adhesive.

Now that you understand how important it is to mix your adhesives thoroughly, you’re probably wondering which of our mixers you need.

If you have more questions about our mixers or are unsure which model will work best, please contact Even Mix™. You can reach us at (440) 236-6677 or via the contact form on our website.