The patented M4E magnetic technology was originally developed at the University of Leuven in Belgium in 2002. M4E (Magnets for Emulsion) was founded in 2004 to introduce the technology in the industry.
The concept is to combine the conditions created by a turbulent flow with the Lorentz force created by a magnetic field. The Lorentz force is situated in the field of hydro magnetism and works on the polarity at molecular level of the raw material and formulation ingredients.
This combination creates the perfect environment to make emulsions and powder dispersions.
Compared to the existing technologies, that rely on mechanical shear input, the M4E technology is step changing and offers a vast array of advantages both in terms of endproduct quality as in terms of process optimizations.
PROCESS - DISPERSING
By pumping a liquid through a magnetic venturi, an under pressure (up to -0,9 bar) is created at the venturi in the first part of the system. Thanks to this under pressure, the powder is aspired and introduced into the liquid phase.
Once in contact with the water, powders (certainly the more hydrofobic powders) have the tendency to coagulate and create lumps. Immediately after the powder introduction, the powder and liquid both travel through the magnetic field (second part of the system).
Thanks to the intense interaction between the raw materials inside magnetic field, even the most hydrophobic powders are perfectly wetted and/or dispersed in the liquid phase.
Maximum yield of the polymer (raw material)
Possibility to disperse directly in acqeous phase
Consistent product quality
Very reproducible quality
Perfectly ‘clean in place’
Very low maintenance needed
Very low energy consumption
Very fast dispersion
Less raw material needed to obtain same viscosity
Low investment cost
The companies Clarys Food Ingredients and Willich Tauchmassen have been affiliated since 2015. In addition four brands have united under the slogan ‘4 brands with 1 vision’.
Each boosting the same structures and philosophies centred on a single guiding principle: the development, production and sale of innovative, customer-oriented solutions especially for the food industry.
Willich is specialized in fluids and coatings
Clarys is specialized in powdermixes
Ucook is the brand for oilbased herbs and spices
M4E stands for the magnet technology for stable emulsions & dispersions