If It’s Good Enough for Gunpowder…
On May 30, 2019, GEMCO was featured on Powder & Bulk Solids to briefly illustrate the key advantages of blending technology. First off, it’s interesting to note that the impetus behind the development of GEMCO blenders comes from the need to mix gunpowder for the war effort in 1916.
“The company, which began producing tumble blenders for mixing gunpowder for the war effort since its founding in 1916, still manufactures tumble blending and vacuum tumble drying equipment today.”
Today a vast array of industries such as the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, and cosmetics industries rely on that technique to maximize efficiencies and the bottom dollar. GEMCO has been leading the industry through innovation and tight control over all aspects of powder production.
“… a large nutraceutical manufacturer in Nevada was blending approximately 40 components in 1000-kilo batches in a 6-7-step process with multiple key blends… it was determined that all of the components could be mixed in one step using both macro and micro mixing.”
The original article may be found atwww.powderbulksolids.com/article/Benefits-of-Tumble-Blenders-and-Dryers-05-30-2019