Using the EvenMix® Tote Mixer for Mixing Hand Sanitizer
As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) encourage us to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. When it comes to mixing hand sanitizer, you need powerful technology that can achieve a cohesive mix. Failure to employ the correct mixing can result in materials that are improperly combined, full of air, and inconsistent.
We all know how important it is to achieve the perfect mix and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you use the revolutionary EvenMix® Tote Mixer to mix your hand sanitizer products.
Mixing Hand Sanitizer
There are several recipes for hand sanitizer, including these guidelines from the WHO. The basic ingredients are 2/3 alcohol, 1/3 aloe vera gel, and a few drops of lavender or essential oils to make it smell good. The active ingredients in hand sanitizer ethyl alcohol, or ethanol; isopropyl alcohol, which is found in rubbing alcohol; and benzalkonium chloride, which is commonly used in alcohol-free sanitizers. According to the Food and Drug Administration, about 97% of over-the-counter hand sanitizers use one of these three active ingredients. The key is to achieve 60% alcohol content in the final product according to the CDC. Therefore, you need to have an alcohol containing ingredient with close to 99 percent alcohol by volume. Aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands smooth and to counteract the harshness of alcohol) is the second largest component with 1/3 of the total mixture. Finally a few drops of drops of essential oil, such as lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead to enhance the smell of the hand sanitizer.
Anyone who’s ever tried to mix hand sanitizer or any other high viscosity material knows that it’s a difficult process due to the thickness. And it’s vital that you achieve the perfect mix or else the sanitizer won’t work properly, and you won’t achieve the correct proportions of the ingredients or have them consistently mixed throughout the container. We have several customers that are actively using the EvenMix® Tote Mixer with a second set of blades to ensure that the mixing process is quick and complete. Note that we recommend using the Air Drive Mixer to avoid a sparking situation. You don't want a spark when mixing a high concentration of alcohol.
The last thing you want to do is waste a lot of time, money, and resources on the ingredients only to not be able to mix it correctly and have the product be unusable. This is why when you’re mixing high viscosity ingredients you need the proper mixing technology to get the job done right.
Call Phil at 440-236-6677 x 1. He has experience mixing hand sanitizer.
How the EvenMix® Tote Mixer Works
EvenMix®’s patented IBC tote mixer technology has the ability to perfectly mix even the heaviest of materials. This mixing blade is revolutionary in design, featuring heavy-duty power in a low weight design. One of the main features that help this technology stand apart from the competition is the fact that it’s low-weight enough for one person to install and use—you no longer need two or more people or worse yet a forklift to install your mixing blade.
Additionally, since this mixing blade is designed specifically for IBC tote mixers, you can keep your hand sanitizer right in your tote, eliminating the need to move them to different vessels, saving you time, money, and frustration. It mixes with a downward thrust to make sure that the mixing gets done even in the bottom corners of the IBC tote.
Why Use the EvenMix® Tote Mixer for Mixing Hand Sanitizer
There are so many benefits to using the EvenMix® IBC Tote Mixer to mix your hand sanitizer, beginning with the fact that it’s simple to achieve the right mix of ingredients. It’s important to understand that our technology actually mixes the entire contents of the IBC tote at once (even in the corners) it does not simply sheer it. We mix and blend.
Additionally, you’ll benefit from the fact that our mixer does not add any air into the mix during the process. Other mixing blades, on the other hand, are known for causing a problem with air addition which can affect the quality of the mix.
Lastly, when you use our patented tote mixer, you not only achieve the proper initial mix, but our technology has the power to continually and gently mix your liquid, keeping it consistent. Our blades use 3D mixing technology that mixes your liquid vertically, horizontally and circumferentially—there’s nothing else out on the market like it. It’s been tested up to 50,000 cps (see a video of it mixing Corn Gluten - the consistency of Peanut Butter), so mixing hand sanitizer isn't a problem.
If you’re ready to realize the difference in convenience and quality that you can achieve by making the switch to an EvenMix® IBC tote mixer, contact our team today and we’ll be happy to provide additional information. Let's beat Covid-19! We can help you get there.