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Plastics Make it Possible: Komax Makes it Even Better

For many years the plastic industry ran ads under the “plastics make it possible” slogan to demonstrate to consumers just how much of one’s life is assisted by plastic in some form.  From medical procedures to industrial processes and safety equipment, plastics are thoroughly a part of our world.  So how can static mixing make it better?

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Creating a Better Color

What is more eye-catching in a store than colorful products lining the shelves?  Especially when the consumer goes into a new season, they shop for new décor, perhaps new outdoor furniture, new toys for the children, you name it.  But nothing wrecks a brand more than having a product experience color fade or for there to be inconsistencies in a batch of product on a shelf.  People are not necessarily experts in manufacturing, but they can certainly tell when something seems “off.”  How do you avoid color issues?  By finding a better method of mixing your colorants in a melt stream.

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Critical Points of Business for the Food and Beverage Industry

One of the dominant industries on the planet is the food and beverage industry.  Whether people are shopping for their favorite snacks or even what they consider to be raw ingredients or trying that new craft beer at a local bar, food processing and beverage services are a critical part of our society.  Needless to say, static mixers and heaters are a vital part of this industry.  How would a newer static mixer benefit your business?

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Improving Your Legacy Technology

Inheriting a plant-full of equipment isn’t always for the best.  Sometimes the equipment can create problems that are better addressed with newer designs – or at the least, keep you from running at peak efficiency.  Are you experiencing the following problems?  If so, maybe you need an innovative static mixer.

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Sampling is the Key to Brand Consistency

Fewer things can sink a brand faster than lack of quality product.  If a customer has a great experience with your brand, naturally they expect that experience to be repeated, whether that is similar taste or customer service or attention to packing.  Inconsistent experience with a product leads to the kind of drop off in sales you couldn’t replicate if you threw it off a cliff instead!  So how can you ensure brand consistency?  Well, if you have a consumable product, such as food, beverages or even in some instances petroleum, the key to brand consistency is actually sampling.

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A Mixer’s Critical Role in Water Safety

Static mixers are the leading piece of industry equipment no matter what the industry is.  But they play a very critical role in the safety of our water supply in a variety of ways.  In fact, one of the best ways to ensure a municipality’s clean water is to upgrade the way in which it is handled at the plant.  Here are some key features.

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Global Growth Spurs Need for Mixers

One of the hottest manufacturing trends globally right now is the rise of the small to medium sized manufacturing business.  There is an unprecedented need for manufacturing and for efficient, safe and quality products.  What is more, many governments are backing this growth with grants for development and innovation.  How can static mixers revolutionize the global market?  Here are just a few ways.

Predictability.  In the United States, we have regulatory agencies for everything from toys to pharmaceuticals for a reason.  And that is because we want to ensure that a consumer is receiving a quality product that is safe, nontoxic, etc.  That kind of regulatory environment is not necessarily as strong in other markets, but a static mixer can help create consistency.

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Static Mixers: New and Improved

The static mixer has become a standard piece of equipment in most industries across the globe from water sanitation to petroleum to the way our ketchup is made.  But it hasn’t always been the case.  In fact, a Komax Triple Static Mixer ups the standards yet again by redesigning what can be done with a typical mixing application.

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Wafer Mixers – When You Need Just the Right Size

Static mixers solve a host of problems for a plant and ensure quality.  But in some instances, the space needed to host the mixer you really want just may not be adequate.  In some instances, the space allotted for making “improvements” to your facility might be very limited, particularly if you are working with an older site that doesn’t allow much flexibility for remodeling space.  Enter the Wafer Mixer, perfectly “right sized” and able to solve many of your conventional mixing issues!

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Getting a Consultant: What You Should Know

Getting an objective source of information about your company’s processes can be a real game changer in a competitive industry.  An outside opinion can revolutionize everything from your work force to your accounting practices.  But how do you know whether the consultant is worth investing in?  After all, a good consultant can sometimes cost thousands of dollars.  Here is what to look for in a great consulting relationship.

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