• What is Ultrasonic Gel?
Ultrasound gel is a conductive medium that creates a bond between the skin and the ultrasound transducer. The ultrasound sound waves have a hard time traveling through air, so the gel prevents any extra air space between the probe and your skin in order to create a clear image of the fetus.
• Dispersion of Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum in Ultrasonic Gel
Shear-thinning materials such as xanthan gum and guar gum are widely used as rheological modifiers. In order to take full advantage of the properties of xanthan gum or guar gum, the powders must be uniformly dispersed in the formulation. The intense high shear forces of ultrasonic is a reliable method to blend xanthan and guar gums into homogeneous product formulations.
Xanthan and guar gums are frequently used as rheological modifiers, thickeners and stabilizers. Both, guar gum and xanthan gum are very economical rheology additives due to their high water-thickening capacity. The viscosity of xanthan gum and guar gum solutions decreases with higher shear rates; this is called shear-thinning or pseudo plasticity. This means that a product subjected to shear, whether from mixing or shaking, will thin out, but, once the shear forces are removed, the product will thicken back up. The combined use of xanthan gum and guar gum shows synergetic effects resulting in an even more efficient and faster viscosity built-up.
Ultrasonic shear forces are a reliable method to disperse shear-thinning materials into slurries. High particle loads, high viscosities and high volume streams can be easily processed by ultra-sonication. For commercial manufacturing, ultrasonic homogenizers are installed in line for continuous slurry processing. As the particles are fed directly into the cavitational zone, a reliable and efficient dispersion is achieved. Ultrasonic blending saves you time and money!
• Advantages of Ricol Guar gum in Ultrasonic blends :
- Less raw material
- Very uniform dispersion
- High quality products
- Fast dispersion
- High particle load
- High viscosities
- Cost effective
• Conclusion – Thus Ricol Guar gum and Xanthan gum can be used for best and effective Ultrasonic blends