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  • Anca_Formulator

    July 25, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    @Farah: I’ve used all 5 methods. My favorite is the overhead stirrer.
    Given the viscosity you are starting with, I would say the sieve if you don’t have an overhead stirrer. 

    I don’t know where you are located, but to start with this one is affordable and works very well. 


  • Farah

    July 25, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    @evchem2 thank you for the insights! 

    @Anca_Formulator - I’m in Canada. I’ve been eying these Vevor stirrers. 400 Canadian dollars gets you one with a capacity of 20L. Feels a bit too good to be true compared to how much IKA costs. I’ve promised myself to get to a formulation people would pay for before I invest in more equipment but with a toddler running around the equipment can help me iterate much faster. I wonder if anyone’s used these. Maybe I’ll start a different discussion to ask… 
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