In dairy processing homogenization has a vital importance for improving dairy finished products stability in quality. But homogenization is becoming compulsory in other industries too. In the cosmetic industry, homogenization provides more stable, uniform emulsions with higher performance characteristics. In the pharmaceutical industry, the primarily mechanical nature of the homogenization process provides direct access to enzymes, proteins, liposomes and intracellular active substances without having to utilize chemical lysis of the membrane. Other effects are seen in the preparation of stable solutions of products with different physical characteristics (proteins, creams, solutions of active principles, oils, vitamins). The increase in the surface area of the micronized particles is also of interest to the chemical and petrochemical industries because of the resulting enhancement of transformation reactions. This also creates further advantages, such as: noticeable reduction of catalysing substances, intensification of pigment colour, enhanced use and reduced quantity of additives, viscosity control of finished products. Crushing of active principle particles generates an increase in surface area, thus enhancing preparation assimilation.
Here is a list of some products from the cosmetic, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries that may be homogenized:
Adhesives – Starches – Antibiotics – Cellulose and derivatives – Waxes – Colorants – Cosmetics – Beauty creams – Toothpaste – Detergents – Emulsifying disinfectants – Emulsions – Greases – Inks – Latex – Liposome suspensions – Lotions – Shoe polish – Emulsifiable oils – Lubricating oils – Pigments – Perfumes – Proteins – Resins – Soaps – Syrups – Paints – Vitamins