Really need helps about lab set up equipment!
Hi, dear friends. I’m a cosmetic hobbyist and make skincare products at home. I use a kitchen handmixer before (it’s bad). I’m going to buy a professional mixer but I’m so struggling to choose the right model since I have no chemistry background. Can you guys give me some advice? I read some previous posts but the models are only sold in US. I’m based in EU.I would like use the mixer to make facial creams,body butter and gels. The model could make 100ml sample to 10 liters ideally. Someone told me I must buy different models for variable volumes.I try to contact Silverson and IKA. But they ask me so many technical questions about specific gravity, particle size, mixing temperature, viscosity cps and so many that I have no ideas….And finally I failed to choose the right model.I’m interested in the model IKA Eurostar 60 digital. http://www.ika.com/owa/ika/catalog.product_detail?iProduct=4446000&iProductgroup=187&iSubgroup=&iCS=1. But someone told me it can work for very low viscosity liquids such as tonics or foams but not creams.For the speed, viscosity and torque, how much is enough?Can you please recommend the mixer suitable for my needs? And what stirrers/paddles are essential? I’m struggling on it for many days….