Always with your mixing process in mind.

What we mean by that: If you have a challenging mixing requirement, then we will show passion, dedication and professional expertise. Every one of our process and application engineering experts knows this desire: to perfect the process. To make it more efficient, more reliable and more profitable. We provide exceptional added value

Your mixing process becomes more efficient and profitable

You receive a custom and optimised solution

We advise you personally – from the idea to commissioning

Your investment usually pays off in less than a year

And what can we do for your process?

What it means to always have your mixing process in mind

People, machines and added value

It is our process and application engineering experts who, with their passion for process optimisation, create higher efficiency and profitability. They guarantee a fast return on investment. Take a look behind the scenes in this video. The enthusiasm of our process engineers extends to the restaurant and your own living room – but why not see for yourself!

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Process time

Is your process too time-consuming? Are your process systems in production occupied for too long to be efficient? In most cases, processes can be made more efficient. Our experienced experts can help you to significantly reduce process times: with the plant engineering, machines and concepts – tailored to your individual mixing requirements.

Space requirements

Would you like to increase your capacity, but your available space is already exhausted? By modifying your existing process and/or relying on new technologies, you can still reach your goal. We will be happy to analyse together which solution will add the most value to your production. Often a closer look reveals that no more space is needed at all to increase the capacity of a plant.

Resources and energy

In your industries, are energy and resources critical cost factors? Often, a few adjustments in production can reduce costs considerably. We have proven time and again that, with a plant analysed and improved by our process engineers, we will achieve significant resource savings and a fast ROI.

Four times passion in action

 

Do you know when an idea just won’t let you go? That is how our process and application engineering experts sometimes feel, even after hours. The following videos show just how much creativity is produced when “the mind is always on mixing”. Have fun watching!

Online-Seminars

Added value – live and in colour

Here you will find all our upcoming live seminars, for which you can register directly and free-of-charge.

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Online-Seminar [EN]

Emulsions, dispersions and scale-up irritations – Batch or inline? That is the question

Referent: Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

24.06.2021

09:00 - 10:30 Uhr

Learn why emulsifiers and dispersants are pure stabilisers

Learn about different methods for dispersing and emulsifying

And how laboratory tests should be done in order to be able to upscale them properly

With experiments and videos

Examples from practice

 

Here you can find the recordings of our past online seminars

Emulsifiers do not emulsify anything and dispersants do not disperse anything at all. The droplet sizes and particle size distributions have to be generated by purely mechanical means. Emulsifiers and dispersants only stabilise them.

There are different mechanical methods for dispersing and emulsifying. A detailed explanation of ystral’s solution with a comparison to other methods will be presented during the seminar. We are looking into the principle of phase inversion in the production of micro or nano emulsion as well. Furthermore, the crucial details between the different toothed rotor-stator machines will be pointed out.

It will be explained, how laboratory tests should be done in order to be able to upscale them properly. It’s quite simple but this is where still many mistakes happen in practice. And when a better, finer dispersion or emulsion is produced, the circle comes back around to your additive supplier. If a much finer particle or drop size distribution is created you also created a much larger particle or droplet surface as well which needs to be stabilized otherwise the improved dispersion was in vain. So, in effect, you need either more, or more effective dispersants and emulsifiers, meaning that the combination of more effective dispersion and stabilisation is an interplay. In this Seminar Dr. Jacob will present all of these correlations to improve your process.

 

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more knowledge

Our hardest currency: References

Added-value is promised by many. Here you will find examples of how we have made this promise come true. Because the “hardest currency” is and remains a project successfully conceived and implemented with customers. And we will show plenty of them here. In addition, you will receive valuable information in the form of talks, presentations, professional articles and an infographic.

Whitepapers, case and success stories, as well as an online seminar series, will follow in the near future. So it’s worth setting a digital bookmark.

Whitepaper

Getting out of the rut –
Six points of change for your process

Process time, energy, raw materials, resources, product quality, safety, flexibility and integration into existing plants – these are areas of mixing process potential that we have identified in an analysis of our orders. Register for free and learn how your mixing processes can also be optimised in our 20-page whitepaper.

Six areas where you can improve your process

Examples from different industries for each area

Clearly and practically visualised

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Infograph

Rely on our improvement options,
because your process is added value.

Are you really exploiting the full potential of your production?
The choice is yours: Tick the process optimization topics that are most important to you and talk to us.

Six areas where you can improve your process

✔  Practical suggestions for each tip

Clear and practical

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Talks and seminars

Added value on demand

Here you will find talks and online seminars from congresses, fairs and conferences. In German and English, available free-of-charge and at any time.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

How about more thickener? Or just a better technique?

Online seminar: Recording from 27.05.2021 in English.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Explosion protection during powder incorporation into liquids

Online seminar: Recording from 29.04.2021 in English.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Riots under vacuum: Conti-TDS in Practice

Online seminar: Recording from 25.03.2021 in English.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Riots under vacuum: Association of powder and liquid  

Online seminar: Recording from 25.02.2021 in English.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Saving Titanium Dioxide by Vacuum Inline Dispersion

Presentation at the European Coatings Show 2019 in English.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Highly Efficient Dispersing of Titanium Dioxide

Presentation at the European Coatings EC TiO2 Forum 2018 in English.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Dust free & safe powder handling in home & personal care

Presentation at the SEPAWA Congress 2020 in English.

 

 

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

Future Dispersion Technology in Lacquer and Paint Production

Presentation at the European Coatings Show 2017 in English.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

How inline dispersing is revolutionising processes

Presentation at the European Coatings Forum 2020 in English.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob

The crucial competitive Advantage in Paint Production

Seminar from 2020 with Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine in English.

How our experts guide you to your perfect plan

Step by step to achieving the individual optimum

What good is an ingenious mixing process concept if there are problems in production? And no matter how high the quality of fabrication, you will not achieve the desired result in terms of efficiency and profitability, if sufficient testing was not carried out during development, or if commissioning is not carried out with the greatest possible care. What you need and what we at ystral deliver is a comprehensive service with a fast return on investment:

From the start of the project to the moment the machine is running. And keeps on running.

From needs assessment to initial analysis

From the very beginning, we deal intensively with you and your requirements. An experienced process and application engineering expert accompanies you from the initial discussion to the acceptance of your new system – with dedication and practical knowledge. Together, we clarify your exact requirements and leave no stone unturned. This is because the more precise the task and basic data, the more accurately we can calculate your solution. As a result, you receive a mix of optimal machine technology, leaner processes and improved formulas.

From analysis to the test centre

With our process engineers, you develop new, efficient production processes. Or you can optimise existing ones. In our test centre, almost the entire range of ystral machines – from laboratory to production scale – is available to you for this purpose. Even seasoned process professionals learn new things about their process and raw materials here time and again. This is how – step by step and with great teamwork – the first concept for your new plant is created. Then we continue to test and optimise together. Not to determine what the maximum technically feasible option is, but rather to find your own individual optimum.

From the concept to the built system

Based on the ensuing analysis, we define the requirements for main components and machines. The result: a plant concept including flow charts and diagrams ready for implementation. An informative offer then rounds off the concept phase. Once you have decided on the implementation, you will receive a modelled 3D layout with all the important elements for process, operation, integration and maintenance. Before we build the plant, we check all documents together with you. On this basis, we manufacture the required components for your plants and machines at our premises. We then assemble them in the assembly hall until the turnkey system is ready.

 

Commissioning and start-up of your new system

When the day of initial acceptance arrives, the system is delivered to you and set up. The installation is carried out by yourself or your contractual partners, if desired, under the direction of our application engineers. If you wish, we can take over responsibility for installation and connection completely by arrangement. After completion of the installation and set-up phases, the system is commissioned and adjusted to fit various parameters. This is followed by the final acceptance from your side. And that’s it. Together, we have created a system with tangible added value.

Technical articles and success stories

In specific terms: our applications

With the help of technical articles, case studies and success stories with (and without) a specific customer reference, you can build an idea here of how we advise, develop and produce. This is what the day-to-day practice of our process and application engineering experts, our measurable results and our extraordinary added-value look like.

FAQ

In the beginning, YSTRAL machines and plant engineering were mainly used in the food industry. But, since the 1970s, our machines have been used in many different sectors. In the chemical industry, for example, they are used in the production of lacquers, paints and coatings, as well as in adhesives, sealants and insulating materials. Do you want to produce a cleaning or care product? No problem for our machines and systems. In the cosmetics industry, ystral machines are used to produce deodorants, fragrances, gels, hair lacquers, shampoos and sunscreens. In the pharmaceutical industry, they are used for gels, ointments, suspensions and tablet coatings. As our machines and equipment are extremely versatile, we look forward to every new challenge.

Yes, trials are generally possible in the presence of the customer, provided that all currently applicable guidelines are adhered to. At the moment, this would mean, for example, that if the customer is coming from a high-risk area, a meeting is only possible after the required quarantine of at least 5 days and a negative coronavirus test. Alternatively, the trial can take place without customers, with an appropriate protocol and the collection of samples. Or we can provide you with test machines on loan. Meaning that you can test them and perform your own trials on-site.

In principle, trials can be carried out with flammable or explosive media. However, safety data sheets are required for this. Some H-phrases are excluded if, for example, substances are involved that are toxic upon skin contact or inhalation, or that are explosive (even without oxygen). For more detailed information on this, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Provided that current government regulations are adhered to, a wide variety of trials can be carried out on-site at the centre. Together with our process engineers, you can develop new efficient production processes or improve existing ones. All with original ystral machines and your raw materials. Discover a whole new side to them. The trials are documented in detail. If you prefer to test in your familiar environment, you can rent ystral test machines. We will be happy to accompany you during the trials on-site and during commissioning.

We use the optical microscope to examine your samples with regard to various factors: Both density measurement and particle size analysis with dynamic light scattering are possible. We can also determine viscosities using various measuring methods with and without tempering, and we can plot curves of various shear rates. We are also happy to take care of sample collection and return.

From the very beginning, we deal intensively with your requirements, your inquiry and you. The requirement definition and initial analysis are, therefore, steps of intensive cooperation between our process engineers and you. Then we go to the test centre together to get to know your formulas, processes and raw materials better. An initial concept is developed from these collected findings. Once the concept has been approved, it is time to build the new plant and put it into operation together.

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About us

ystral – 110% Mixing Solutions

ystral is a fast-growing, owner-managed company active in mechanical and plant engineering. Our focus is on the conception and building of custom mixing, dispersing machines and powder wetting machines and specialised mixing, dispersing and powder wetting systems for fluid-mechanical engineering.

Our technologies are used around the globe in the chemical, pharmaceutical, paint and coatings, food, household and cosmetics industries.

 

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