What Is The Difference Between Chemical Blending and Chemical Mixing?

Jessica Clifton

by Jessica Clifton

30th January 2019

Chemical blending and chemical mixing are two common and similar chemical processes. Both processes involve combining different chemicals to create a new chemical.

The chemicals being combined can be of varying states: liquid or powder, organic or inorganic, etc. They can be mixed or blended into different viscosities, pH levels and filtration levels.

What’s The Difference Between Chemical Blending And Chemical Mixing?

Chemical blending and chemical mixing are two terms which are often used to mean the same thing and while they are very similar, there are some small technical differences.

Chemical Blending

Chemical blending usually combines multiple different ingredients. The end result is a chemical compound with its own unique properties. This chemical will normally be permanently blended and cannot be separated back into its original components.

Chemical Mixing

Chemical mixing combines different ingredients to create one homogenous chemical. This chemical can be separated back into its single ingredients, and may even do so naturally over time. Chemical mixing often includes a range of processes such as dry blending, emulsification, particle size reduction and paste mixing.

What Is The Difference Between Chemical Blending and Chemical Mixing?

The Differences Between Chemical Blending And Chemical Mixing

Both chemical blending and chemical mixing combine different ingredients. They are both essential processes which have a wide variety of applications across various industries, including pharmaceutical, plastic, cosmetic and food. They can also both be customised to create a unique, bespoke result that is entirely fit for purpose.

The biggest difference between the two is that in chemical blending the chemicals used are combined permanently and they make an entirely new chemical which has its own properties. In chemical mixing, the combined ingredients don’t create a new chemical and over time will separate back into their original forms.

Another difference is the chemical blending is more often associated with combining two solids or a solid and a small amount of liquid, whereas chemical mixing more commonly combines two liquids or liquids and gases. Chemical blending also normal combines multiple different chemicals.

What Is The Difference Between Chemical Blending and Chemical Mixing?

While chemical blending and chemical mixing are both common processes, it is recommended to use an expert chemical blending and mixing company. These companies understand how different chemicals interact, can implement the correct safety measures and can even package, label and transport your blended or mixed chemicals.

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