Information about setting up a lab using Aero-Tech Products

Do you have a product you would like to put in a aerosol package?

A variety of products can be incorporated into an aerosol package. From industrial to pharmaceutical, for easier delivery, better application & more control.

By setting up your own lab it will:

  1. Enable you to put your product on the market sooner.
  2. Expand your knowledge and have more control.
  3. Allowing you to keep close supervision.
  4. Keep your product formulation secure and private.

The necessary equipment to get started:

  1. A valve crimping device
  2. A pressure filler
  3. Filling adapters
  4. Pressure hoses
  5. Pressure Testers
  6. Compatibility Vessels

Determining what you need:

First, will you need a bottle or can crimper. The Manual Model 3000 will work fine if your doing 0-50 at a time. For larger quantities, you will need a Pneumatic Model 4500. Then size up which pressure filler will suit your needs; 30 ml, 100 ml, 200 ml or 500 ml.

Do you need S.S. Hardware or Kalrez packing? Make sure your propellant is compatible with Viton. If not, you will need Kalrez packing in the valves and Teflon Encapsulated O-rings. Additionally, you will need to know the manufacturer and model of the valve in order to get the correct filling adapter.

For your propellant and head pressure line, Aero-Tech offers a S.S. Braided Teflon-lined pressure hose. The HPT-100 is a very accurate test gauge and is necessary to determine the pressure of your container. We offer 0-100, 0-160, 0-200 and 0-300 psi. To determine which one will suit your needs, take the approximate pressure range of your product. For example, the range is 80 psi, than your choice then should be 0-160 psi. This way you are in the mid-range and have versatility.

The Compatibility Vessel we offer is the GK-500. This is a reusable aerosol container that does not require crimping. It allows you to examine your product for emulsification, precipitation, solubility, discoloration & effects on metal.

As your experiments continue, expand your lab capabilities with the other accessories and gauges such as a hot water bath, test ovens or deseamers. If you have any other questions on our products please call us at (417)-533-5552 or e-mail us.