A colloid mill1A colloid mill is a machine that is used to reduce the particle size of a solid in suspension in a liquid, or to reduce the droplet size in emulsions. in the industry is used for grinding solid particles and mixing emulsions2An emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally immiscible (unmixable or unblendable)., pastes, suspensions3In chemistry, a suspension is a heterogeneous mixture that contains solid particles sufficiently large for sedimentation. The particles may be visible to the naked eye, usually must be larger than one micrometer, and will eventually settle, although the mixture is only classified as a suspension when and while the particles have not settled out., colloidal4In chemistry, a colloid is a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance. solutions, etc.
GlobeCore manufactures colloid mills specifically for production of bitumen5Bitumen is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch. and polymer-modified bitumen6One of the many methods employed to toughen bitumen is to blend it with polymers, either virgin or scrap, to produce polymer modified bitumen.. Colloid mills CLM achieve ultrafine dispersions and homogenization of bitumen solutions. CLM can be easily installed into bitumen plants, and provides a high productivity with control of grinding and pumping.