Chewing gum comprises a blend of Latex Gum, Fillers, Glucose, and Flavors.
The manufacturing process typically involves the following steps:
- The initial step is creating the gum base, a rigid product consisting of gum and fillers. This necessitates a robust Z-blade mixer with a jacketed trough and a reversing starter.
- Once the gum base is formed, flavors and glucose are incorporated.
- The jacket serves for cooling, facilitating quicker mixing by maintaining the material’s stiffness and minimizing flavor loss in certain blends.
- Subsequently, the machine is tilted forward, and the blades are reversed to aid in discharge.
The mixer is commonly constructed with mild steel, as long as it is kept clean, corrosion is not a concern.
An alternative production method involves using a less heavy-duty machine with a heated trough (lowering viscosity) and lower horsepower.
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