One of our biggest and most popular product ranges at Fullbrook Systems is by Formulaction, with their suite of Turbiscan tools and instruments.
These provide research laboratories with the ability to improve and innovate their formulations, by providing simple, effective, and robust methods of material characterisation.
Turbiscan technology has been used in hundreds of peer reviewed publications, across many different fields, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, oil and petroleum, electronics and paint and inks.
The Turbiscan Lab is unique in that it is the first patented technology to analyze destabilization mechanisms in concentrated dispersed media and therefore the only one to offer accelerated aging tests on the native products.
Using Multiple Light Scattering Technology, creaming, sedimentation, agglomeration, aggregation, and coalescence of highly concentrated formulations are detected, even at an early stage, without needing to dilute.
To help evaluate the overall quality of formulations, a Turbiscan Stability Index (TSI) can be calculated, quantifying the destabilization with a single number. It is also 200 times faster than conventional methods.
To discover more about how the Turbiscan Lab and Stability Index can help you with your research endeavours, please contact us at: email@example.com or call: 01442 876777.
You can also view our application notes below for more information on how to use this technology:
For those looking to characterise formulation stability and aging over time, join our next webinar on Friday 23rd July at 10.15am, where we’ll be discussing particle size measurements with the Turbiscan.
The Turbiscan by Formulaction is a powerful instrument that allows you to measure the mean particle size in concentrated media. Using Static Multiple Light Scattering (S-MLS), no sample stress or dilution is required, which means samples are analysed in their original form.
This eliminates the hassle of processing samples beforehand, so you can study your emulsions, suspensions, and foams at full concentration range.
Another benefit of this technology includes being able to identify and measure the actual dispersion state of your sample rapidly and precisely.
Our webinar will explain why the Turbiscan has become the most popular solution for complete dispersion characterisation, how it operates and its advantages over conventional methods such as Dynamic Light Scattering.
We’ll also explore its wide range of applications in the food, cosmetics, paint/ink and pharmaceutical industries, and you will have the opportunity to ask our host questions afterwards.
Don’t miss our webinar next week, where we will send out our application notes for your reference to all participants in our follow-up communications.
Can’t make the date? Don’t worry – please just drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send over the information so you don’t miss out. We look forward to meeting you soon!
The Kemtrak FL007 oil-in-water analyzer simultaneously measures both fluorescence and turbidity. Fluorescence will detect oils by measuring the aromatic content of the oils and with the turbidity we can detect oils with lower aromatic content or other contaminations.
Kemtrak is the only company that offers a solution to measure both the turbidity and fluorescence simultaneously.
The Kemtrak FL007 uses the hygienic backscatter probe, which is a convenient PG13.5 “pH style” probe that can be used everywhere from pharmaceutical to heavy duty EX installations in the petrochemical market.
Benefits of the FL007 include:
The 4th bulk order from Indian market leader Asian Paints a delivery of 21 large KREIS-DISSOLVER® with 315 kW / 200 kW will require 14 shipping containers.
The two new factories currently under construction in the South of India will at stage 1 have a capacity of 300,000 KL per year. The Indian market leader has a market share of around 70% in the decorative paint sector and this investment in Kreis Dissolvers has again massively expanded its capacities.
After the arrival of the machines in the ports of Chennai and Visakhapatnam the NIEMANN technicians will install the large KREIS-DISSOLVER® on site and after further installation works of the fully-automatic systems the machines will be put into operation in the spring of 2018.
Fullbrook Systems and VMA Getzmann Gmbh will be exhibiting on stand D4 at Battery Tech Expo in Telford March 15 2015. The DISPERMAT dissolvers and bead mills are being used in the development of battery technology. Research in this area is growing and the flexibility of the DISPERMAT range is ideally suited to the changing requirements within this industry. For more information about the DISPERMAT range or Battery Tech Expo please contact us at Fullbrook Systems
Fullbrook Systems Ltd will be exhibiting at Surfex 22 - 23 May 2018. The long running UK paint and coatings event is moving to a new venue, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. You can visit Fullbrook Systems on stand 407 to discuss the latest dispersion equipment from German companies VMA Getmann manufacturers of the DISPERMAT range of dissolvers bead mills and basket mills and Willhelm Niemann who make the KREIS DISSOLVERS & basket mills
ECS 2017 the European Coatings show is one of the largest exhibitions covering the paint, coatings, ink, sealants etc. Equipment suppliers and raw materials are all present at the event.
Fullbrook Systems who represent companies servicing this field will be in attendance. So whether it is a Brookfield viscometer, DISPERMAT disperser, Full dispensing system, Kreis Dissolver or Formulaction Turbiscan that you are interested in we can help.
Contact Carlton Humphreys by phone on 07967 646341 or email email@example.com to arrange a meeting at the show. We look forward to seeing you there.
COMPACT, TURBISCAN BENCHTOP SYSTEM FOR FORMULATION ANALYSIS
Testing the ageing and shelf-life of emulsions, suspensions, dispersions and foams is an essential requirement in research and development and quality control across a wide range of industries and processes, such as ink jet development, cosmetics and soft drinks production. Whilst traditional testing methods are reliable they don’t provide the quick results that chemists require to meet the needs of today’s product formulation and manufacturing demands. The ideal solution is available from laboratory and instrumentation specialists FULLBROOK SYSTEMS the UK distributor of the Turbiscan range of stability analysers made by FORMULACTION.
The latest range of instruments includes the Turbiscan TLAb which is a compact benchtop model with temperature regulation and perfect for detecting all types of destabilisation, including coalescence, flocculation, creaming, sedimentation etc. for analysis, formulation development and quality control purposes. The TLAb is available in three versions, each provides a range of features and functions even with up to 54 samples which without dilution enable the quick and convenient characterisation of concentrated dispersions.
The TLAb is designed to operate on emulsions, suspensions and foams, at concentrations up to 60% v/v and particle sizes from 0.1 µm up to 10mm. Movement of particles leading to sedimentation or creaming can be analysed by direct and easy calculation of the migration velocity along with the thickness of the sediment or cream phases. It follows the natural destabilisation without artificially accelerating the changes with discreet variations in particle size due to coalescence or flocculation accurately monitored and recorded. The measured stability data can be subsequently manipulated and ranked by a standard PC using the dedicated Turbisoft software provided.
The integral reading head acquires backscatter data every 40 µm while moving up the the 55mm sample height which means that the whole of the test sample is analysed, top, middle and bottom
A series of scans is then repeated at user defined intervals according the stability of the sample. An integral bar code reader allows the software to identify individual samples and thermo-regulation enables measurements to be carried out at controlled temperatures from +5ºC above the ambient to +60ºC.
TLAb also provides the facility to carry out a quick single point measurement to enable a rapid signature (sample fingerprint) of the product being analysed. This means that immediate quality control, without the need to dilute concentrated dispersions, is possible.
These features contribute toward making the Turbiscan TLab the perfect instrument for identifying and measuring early changes in product stability in respect of particle size and concentration. ENDS.
Further details on the TLAb and the complete Turbiscan range is available at: www.fullbrooksytems.com Fullbrook Systems Ltd, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1442 876777. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LESS HANDLING, LESS CLEANING WITH FLEXIBLE VACUUM MIXING -
The ability to disperse and mix under vacuum is becoming commonplace as it is often essential for performance and quality purposes to prepare products under closed conditions and that do not contain entrained air bubbles. A new Vacuum Dispersion and Mixing System which offers users’ outstanding flexibility, is now available from laboratory instrumentation specialists FULLBROOK SYSTEMS. The range of Dispermat CHS Vacuum Systems, manufactured by VMA-GETZMANN GmbH, is ideal for small batches and sample production where vacuum is required.
Unlike other vacuum dispersers the DISPERMAT CHS vacuum system offers users exceptional versatility because it is designed to accept single wall pails, buckets, non-standard and most importantly even users own containers. This means that materials can be processed without the need for dedicated vacuum containers, significantly reducing the time associated with handling and cleaning. Suitable containers can be secured in the vacuum system quickly and easily in just a few simple steps. Users place the container on the mobile system trolley then a top-mounted fixing ring is screwed into place which securely holds the container in place. The vacuum cylinder is then placed over the container whilst the assembled vacuum system is positioned underneath the powerful Dispermat AE pilot plant vacuum dissolver, ready for the dispersion process to begin.
The dissolver disc is height adjustable even with the cover in place which allows the blade to be positioned at the perfect height to ensure that addition of powders can be made to the batch under optimum conditions. This allows for the ideal dispersion conditions to be achieved which are typically indicated by a slow, rolling product flow (“doughnut effect”). The complete process and the product under vacuum are able to be observed by the operator through a large viewing glass in the vacuum cover. To enhance viewing a powerful LED lamp can be added if required as an option.
A vacuum can be pulled on the product at any stage, either during dispersion or at the end of the process. An optional wall scraper is available so that high-viscosity and thixotropic products can be dispersed easily. The high torque scraper system motor is mounted on the top of the vacuum cover and can be adjusted using the control panel.
The solid scraper arm within the vacuum container effectively removes any product residue which is sticking on the container wall and folds it back into the dispersion process. For temperature sensitive applications, an optional PT100 probe enables operators to control temperature as required.
At the end of the dispersion process the container is simply released and removed, the finished de-aerated and dispersed product is held in its own container, so no transfer to another container, which often adds air back in, or cleaning is required. The CHS system is then ready to accept the next batch.
The Dispermat CHS30 (pictured) accepts 30 litre containers but is also available for container volumes up to 60 litres and also for other specific container sizes if required. An explosion-proof ATEX certified version is also available.
Dispermat CHS vacuum dispersion and mixing systems are ideal for smaller batch applications across a wide range of industry sectors, such as; paints, varnishes, pigments, additives, printing inks, powder coatings, chemicals, plastics, or wherever efficient, flexible vacuum dispersion is required. ENDS.
Further details available from: Fullbrook Systems Ltd, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1442 876777. Email: email@example.com www.fullbrooksytems.com
October 2016 Fullbrook Systems Ltd move to new premises in Hemel Hempstead. After being in the same offices for many years the company moved to more suitable premises