Application Note

Recommended Blending Equipment For Guar Gum


The Ross Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Technology is well proven for fast dispersion of guar gum as well as other kinds of thickeners, stabilizers and gelling agents. The SLIM is a unique rotor/stator mixer designed to create a powerful vacuum that draws and injects powders directly into a high shear mixing zone without the use of external eductors or pumps.

In conventional mixing systems, guar gum is slowly added into a vigorously agitated liquid batch to minimize agglomeration and floating powders. By comparison, the SLIM allows for rapid sub-surface addition of solids while helping to prevent lumping. By combining the dry gum powders and liquid at precisely the point where intense mixing takes place, the formation of lumps and “fish eyes” is greatly reduced, if not eliminated. Dispersion is virtually instantaneous and as a result of the shorter cycle time, gum solutions prepared in a SLIM mixer are less prone to permanent viscosity loss due to over-mixing.

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