CHEMICALS

Schold partners with many companies in the chemicals industry and is a trusted leader in the space. Our high-speed dispersers, low-speed mixers, and inline dispersers are widely used for processing a variety of chemical applications.

Product Applications

Chemicals are used in a wide range of industries, which require specific properties and performance. Our team has worked with many companies in this space, and Schold equipment is custom designed to process these applications (along with many others):
chemicals processed with industrial mixer
  • Industrial Chemicals: Used in manufacturing (electronics, textiles, paper production) and construction (cement, concrete, insulation); other examples include solvents, lubricants, and surfactants
  • Agrochemicals: Protects crops from pests and diseases and promotes crop growth and yield (fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides)
  • Household Products: Used in cleaning agents, laundry detergents, and disinfectants (surfactants, enzymes, bleaching agents)
  • Petrochemicals: Derives from petroleum and used in the production of plastics, rubber, and other materials
  • Pharmaceutical: APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), excipients, and reagents for development of medicines and drugs (antibiotics, painkillers, vaccines)
  • Cosmetic: Various products such as shampoos, lotions, makeup, and fragrances (preservatives, emulsifiers, fragrances)
  • Food & Beverage: Used in production as preservatives, food coloring, and flavor enhancers
  • Energy: Used in various forms of energy production, including oil and gas exploration, nuclear energy, and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power
  • Water Treatment: Purifies and disinfects drinking water

Processing Challenges

Chemicals are essential to many industries and can be found everywhere in our daily lives. Processing methods vary, but the use of precise dispersing and mixing equipment is now standard practice. Whether you choose Schold or another partner, selecting the proper equipment is crucial for overcoming these common challenges:
  • Chemical Homogeneity: Achieving consistent and thorough mixing to ensure uniform dispersion of chemical components, preventing variations in product quality.
  • Reaction Control: Managing chemical reactions during mixing processes to control reaction kinetics, avoid side reactions, and achieve the desired product characteristics.
  • Viscosity Management: Handling variations in viscosity, particularly in high-viscosity formulations, to maintain proper flow characteristics and ease of handling during processing.
  • Temperature Control: Addressing the impact of temperature on chemical reactions and formulations to ensure stability, prevent degradation, and achieve desired product properties.
  • Consistent Rheological Properties: Maintaining consistent rheological properties to ensure proper application and performance characteristics in different environmental conditions.
  • High-Pressure Processing: Addressing challenges related to high-pressure processing, common in certain chemical reactions, to ensure equipment integrity and safety.
  • Complex Formulations: Managing the challenges associated with complex formulations, such as those with multiple components, additives, or reactive species.
  • Process Automation: Incorporating efficient process automation solutions to enhance productivity, consistency, and reproducibility in large-scale chemical manufacturing.
  • Scale-Up Challenges: Adapting laboratory-scale processes to larger industrial scales while maintaining precision, consistency, and efficiency in material dispersion and blending.
chemicals processing challenges with industrial mixer

Recommended Processing Equipment

Here are the most common base models/designs used in the chemicals industry. The Schold team of experts can assist with any questions or customized options specific for your application.

Schold Customer Spotlight

After 70+ years in the business, Schold has accumulated a large, diverse customer base. We have hundreds of loyal customers in this industry – Daubert Chemical is a perfect example:
Schold Customer - Daubert Chemical

Daubert Chemical

Chicago, IL

Since 1935, Daubert has been a leader in specialty coatings, lubricants, and adhesives for various industries. Daubert had the opportunity to install new production vessels in many areas of their facility and we are honored they chose us as their exclusive mixing equipment partner.

“Schold’s expertise and commitment to quality has contributed to an overall improvement in our mixing efficiency and product quality. The assistance and cooperation provided to our engineering and maintenance departments have helped us avoid expensive mistakes.”

-Mark Pawelski, VP of Operations

“I have so many good things to say. The President, Chris Spatz, has bailed me out so many times and made me look like some sort of “rock star” among my co-workers. If you have a mixing issue or a new project regarding mixing or blending, these are the folks to engage. They make the impossible, possible.”

-Patrick Dwyer, Plant Engineer

TRUSTED CHEMICALS COMPANIES USING SCHOLD EQUIPMENT:

Schold Customer - Dupont
Schold Customer - BASF
Schold Customer - Hempel
Schold Customer - DOW Chemical
Schold Customer - Daubert
Schold Customer - Andes Chemical