Category Archives: Case Studies

COVID-19 Update – Methylcellulose base for Hand Sanitiser

Adapting your production kit to support the NHS The coronavirus lockdown persists in presenting significant challenges. Also, a central focus is increasing the production of Hand-sanitiser, a key to the UK’s national response to the Covid-19 crisis. Recently, we have … Continue reading

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Fighting Covid 19 together, safely

Alternative raw materials for your hand sanitiser production There is no doubt that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is presenting a considerable global challenge. As a result, it’s awe-inspiring to see how all in the manufacturing sector have pulled together in … Continue reading

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Greaves Solution: Capacity Up 660%

Borregaard are an innovative additive producer servicing a wide range manufacturing industries including Construction, Agriculture, Animal Feed, Oil & Gas, Food and Pharmaceutical. Borregaard is the leading UK manufacturer and distributor of Lignosulphanates. Lignosulphanates are widely used in construction products … Continue reading

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Productivity = Sales = ROI

Continuing our theme of continuous process improvement, the Greaves team reviewed the productivity impact of customer investment across a range of sectors. With capacity increase of 70% to 1300% ROI is rarely an issue. Click the + to see the … Continue reading

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Powders into liquid – A new solution to an old mixing problem

The Problem The dispersion of fine powder in a liquid can be a challenging process throughout pharma, cosmetics/healthcare & food manufacturing. Example applications include: Foods – Garlic to cold water, pectin, starch, xanthan gum, cornflour, carbon black Pharma & Cosmetics … Continue reading

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Smart Batch Mixing – Examples & variants

Here are just a few examples of Smart Batch Mixing solutions developed and delivered by Greaves Mixers: Cosmetic Lotions & Creams Typical installation: 2-3 mixing stations for pre-mix e.g. Carbopol Final product with 4 mobile vessels per mixer Pre-mix offers product … Continue reading

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Case Study – Seeing the Light

Greaves Client- Unigel is a leading player in the global expansion of  optic fiber data cables. The company produces filling gels for insulating and “water-blocking” optical fiber cables – especially relevant in ensuring cable efficiency and reliability. Unigel has recently extended its existing UK … Continue reading

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Case Study – Reflect & Renew

Its always good to hear from established clients who are looking to add capacity. We recently heard from one of our customers in the cosmetics industry with this type of request. A simple  response might be to provide additional and/or larger versions … Continue reading

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Scaling-Up – Food for thought?

High Volume Food Processor – The Greaves 3000 Litre Food Mixer Kettle Meeting Customers’ Specifications: We are regularly contacted by companies who all have a similar issue: “…We can achieve the desired mixing specification on test and pilot volumes but struggle … Continue reading

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Giant High Shear Mixer still going strong after 40 years…

Giant Greaves Mixer just keeps mixing – for 40 years Back in the mid 1970’s when Rod was asking ‘Da ya think i’m sexy?’ and Aston Martin were going through their angular design phase, Imperial Chemical Industries was the world’s … Continue reading

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