At Norstone Inc., we specialize in creating specific industrial solutions. One of our bestselling product lines consists of polyurethane and other polymer dispersing blades and other specific types of mixing equipment for industrial processes. If you need certain things like mixing and dispersing blades, take a look at how our innovative designs can help create efficient and precise results.

The PolyBlade
The PolyBlade is a dispersing blade that is not sharp or serrated. Instead, it has scoops and pegs fabricated into the blade to help with mixing and dispersing. The PolyBlade is made of polymer materials including urethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, ptfe, nylon, and aluminum.

Typical Uses
Dispersing blades like the PolyBlade are typically used for the mixing or dispersing of materials for more homogenous solutions or creation of slurries. Often, a solid or powder is dispersed into a liquid. When this is done with conventional blades it may take longer and require more blade changes than with a PolyBlade.  The PolyBlade also removes a safety hazard from the plant since the blade never gets sharp. With the PolyBlade, there is a different method for effectively mixing materials in an industrial environment since it is symmetrical and what you see on the top is the same as the bottom. At high speeds it is an effective dispersing blade. At low speeds it is an effective mixing blade.

Benefits of the PolyBlade
Some of the benefits of the PolyBlade involve the industrial processes that are used to create products like paint, ink, ceramics, minerals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals or other design solutions. Researchers have reported that using polyurethane dispersing blades like the PolyBlade can result in a faster homogenization of materials. The blade can be modified to draw fewer amps, create less heat or more heat, pump low or high viscosity materials. In addition, the PolyBlade can be easier to clean, because there are not sharp surfaces to deal with. They last longer in use because of the special materials of construction, can’t bend, can’t break, don’t have teeth that wear and can be turned over when one side is worn.

These blades are good for mixing, and can be gentle on materials that require more sensitive handling such as metallic flake pigments and heat sensitive products. Some of the other benefits of using these polymer dispersing blades have to do with the physics involved in shearing, and the shear zone around the blade. The material is propelled off the scoop as the blade spins thus increasing speed of the vortex to help with shearing the material as well as ensuring that the material sees the blade surface more frequently. The increased pumping created by the Polyblade can provide a better solution.

Take a look at Norstone, Inc. for the equipment that you need to set up secure processes. This includes polymer dispersing blades and other mixing or emulsifying equipment.