Blending & Mixing Applications

Blending & Mixing Applications

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Various types of pumps and sanitary pumps are used in many different commercial and industrial applications including mixing and blending processes. Food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biotech, agriculture, distillery, and personal care applications are examples where mixing and blending are critical. Choosing the best type of pump and process equipment for mixing and blending is important to achieve perfect ingredient consistency reliably and consistently.

Types Of Mixing Processes

The design of mixing and blending process equipment is important, whether mixing liquid to liquid, liquid to solid, for solid suspension applications, gas mixing, and many others. Consulting with an experienced pump and process equipment supplier will help companies utilize the most efficient equipment with flexible, reliable solutions.

Mixing liquid with solids

Mixing liquid with solids involves the deconstruction of agglomerated solids before stabilizing bulks of solid material by suspending particles in the mixture. Mixing concrete is an example of this, where cement, sand, and solutes are mixed with water and a solvent to produce a self-hardening product.

Mixing liquid with gas

Mixing liquid and gases requires an efficiently designed process to minimize waste and reduce input costs. This process typically utilizes a transfer of mass, such as integrating oxygen into a liquid, and benefits from extended contact time.

Mixing solids with solids

A continuous dry mixing process is complex and requires each input to be added separately only into mixtures that have been validated to have the correct properties prior to mixing.

Speak with an experienced pump and process equipment supplier for assistance in choosing the best mixing and blending equipment for your processes such as with powder induction or inline blending.

Common Powder Mixing Applications

Some of the most common powder mixing applications include:


  • Hops induction
  • Sucrose solution
  • Soda concentrates and syrups
  • Teas


  • Flavored milk
  • Ice cream mix
  • Low fat and light sour cream
  • Eggnog


  • Fruit purée’s
  • Hot sauce and salsa
  • Hummus
  • Olive oil and water emulsion

Personal care products

  • Creams and lotions
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair shampoo and conditioner
  • Sanitizing gel


  • Gelatin
  • Starches
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Pectin
  • Carrageenan
  • Carbopol


  • Glucose
  • Buffer solution
  • Media prep

There are many ingredients used in mixing and blending processes, some of which include:

  • Aspartame
  • Aloe vera
  • Beeswax
  • Chocolate powder
  • Citric acid
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Honey
  • Nonfat dry milk
  • Sodium citrate
  • Salt
  • Vanilla

These are just a few of the most common ingredients used in many mixing and blending applications.

Consult with an experienced and reputable pump and process equipment supplier to ensure a safe and efficient mixing and blending equipment design.

Illinois Process Equipment, IPE, offers the experience, expertise, and equipment to ensure a safe and efficient pump and process equipment system design. We offer quality pumps and comprehensive services, including system design, installation, testing, and more such as energy audits. Contact us with any questions and to learn more about mixing and blending pump and process equipment solutions.