Mill Mates Plus™
Dispersion and Milling Media Based Upon Ceria (Ce) Stabilized TZP*
Engineered to routinely process high viscosity formulations up to 50,000 cps, including: Automotive and Allied Paints, Inks, Dyes and Pigments, Magnetic Materials, Coatings and Dielectrics, Frits, Glazes and Ceramics, Foodstuffs, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Toiletries. Mill Mates provide maximum shear and throughput with minimal media contamination and mill wear.
*TZP is an acronym for Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystals, a form of Zirconium Oxide.
Highly Engineered Performance
Mill Mates are based on Tetragonal zirconia Polycrystals (TZP). The superior micro-structure of this material produces a finer grain of more uniform size. These properties make possible a dispersion media with a higher fracture toughness, density and hardness. Compared to the closest competing product(s), Mill Mates last longer and require fewer re-charges. Using Mill Mates will reduce mill wear and lessen downtime for maintenance, while it speeds processing time.
For a Wide Range of Formulations
Mill Mates’ highly engineered microstructure results in a bead that is extremely round, tough, fracture and wear resistant and dense. Mill Mates become highly polished, resulting in very low friction and abrasive qualities. Industries benefiting from these qualities include:
Polycrystal (TZP) ................
Extremely wear resistant, Low contamination
Predictable media performance, favorable hardness and toughness combination
and size distribution control ...
Maximum shear for increased efficiency in horizontal milling
Low mill wear, easily washed between formulations
Maximum throughput in recirculation grinding
Optimizing Mill Mates’ Mill Performance
Based on sieve analysis of nominal sizes, Mill Mates deliver a tighter size distribution than the closest competing product. This means more shear is available during processing.
To achieve optimum performance, bead surface area (a characteristic of bead size), together with agitation speed and throughput, must be balanced to the viscosity of the formulation. Other factors include:
Mill Mates Plus™ — The ultimate in Ceria Stabilized TZP technology. Proprietary formulation allows for a finer, better controlled microstructure, provides extreme wear resistance, lower mill wear and increased milling efficiencies. The best dispersion value for your most demanding needs. Dark gray color.
Calculating the Correct Amount of Mill Mates
|Horizontal Mill Size
|Mill Mates (1mm)
for 85% Charge
|Nominal Size*||Range (mm)||Packing Density|
| .6 - .85 mm
.85 – 1.18 mm
1.4 – 1.7 mm
1.7 - 2.3 mm
* Other sizes available upon request.
|Composition||- -||(Ce-TZP) (b)
|lbs. force||149 (a)
|Color||- -||Dark Gray|
*1 hour under Hydraulic Packing
(a) ASTM D1213-54
(b) Typical composition (wt %): ZrO2 80, CeO 20, SiO2 <.3, CaO <.7,
MgO < .2, Fe2O3 < .1, Al2O3 < .2, TiO2 <.1
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