Spreading of one or several components within another component, with the components differing in at least one property (colour, chemical composition, particle shape, particle size, ...)

Distributive mixing means the distribution or adsorption of one component in/ beside another component.
Dispersive mixing is random and results from the flowing and swirling of the mix.

Gentle homogenising or intensive mixing in the same device.

Homogenisation of highly concentrated active compounds as premix and distribution in carriers: antibiotics, inhalers, analgesics, vitamin preparations, etc. dried soups, baby food, baking agents, bacteria cultures, convenience foods, spices, preparation of hydrocolloids, instant puddings, muesli, phosphoric acid derivates for Cola drinks, coffee, athlete's food, iodisation of cooking salt, tobacco, active agents or catalysts, organic or inorganic colour pigments, battery materials, fertilisers, fire extinguisher powders, pesticides, (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides), separating agents, detergents, blasting agents, duromers and elastomers, raw material processing, dyeing, FDA-compliant master batch plastics preparation for medical engineering, coating powder dry blends with resins and fillers, doping of pigments, high temperature materials, superconductors, ceramic powder as dielectric for capacitors.