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BRUNCH IN LOU

Brunch In Lou Mixer Direct Mixer Direct is a Louisville based manufacturer of industrial mixers. Essentially, we are makers of mixing equipment for a variety of industries including food and beve...

INDUSTRIAL MIXING IN THE WINE INDUSTRY

Wine History Few beverages have enjoyed the type of primordial history and prestige as much as wine. A drink of choice for thousands of years; people from even the most ancient civilizations disco...

CHEMICALS AND ENERGY

Chemicals and Energy Identifying all of the uses and purposes of chemicals and how they truly help people is a lengthy endeavor, as they are the fundamental element that lies at the center of any ...

WHY CHINA HATES POLYESTER

If you happen to enjoy watching Chinese state run television (as we all do from time to time), you might have noticed the recent publicity ads about some weird chemical called "paraxylene" (aka "PX...

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Biotechnology and Medicine Welcome to Part II of a series of blogs about biotechnology. The first piece discussed a general yet scientifically accurate definition of biotechnology; and the three p...

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biotechnology In Real Life It seems like each weekend offers a new release of a science-fiction movie and/or video game that depicts the events of the distant future. They all have their difference...

THE RISE OF AUTOMATION

What Is Industrial Automation? Integrating automation is the future of manufacturing. At it's most basic essence, automation is the utilization of intelligence in an industrial process to accomp...

BIOFUELS

What Are Biofuels and Why Do They Matter? If you've watched the news lately, you've probably heard the term "biofuels" thrown around quite a bit. At its most basic definition, a biofuel is "a fu...

11 FASCINATING COMPANIES AT NPE 2015

This past week the Mixer Direct team had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the 2015 NPE Plastics Show in Orlando, Florida. Along the way we took the opportunity to interview some of the...

5 MANUFACTURING BLOGS YOU SHOULD READ

As a manufacturing company we are all about blogging and getting the word out on the unique and interesting world inside manufacturing. Join us as we reveal 5 manufacturing blogs you should read. ...

THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN TEXTILES

The driving force of American Textiles could easily be summed up in two words self-sufficiency. Through the Revolutionary War to present day, the textiles industry has had a vast and intriguing sto...

VERTICAL FARMING

There is a new kind of futuristic farming on the rise. In response to growing fears regarding dependency on fossil fuels, healthy agricultural practices, land and water, Vertical Farming has arrive...

THE WORLD OF ALGAE

What Is Algae? Is algae just merely useless pond scum? Ask your average person and there's a high chance that not many are informed of the potential of algae. Don't be left in the dark when it com...

PLATE MOUNT MIXER

The plate mount mixer is a convenient and economically priced top entry mixer. Convenience can be found in its ability to be easily attached to a tank top with 2 C-channels. The plate mount mixer i...

LAB STIRRERS

Lab Stirrers At Mixer direct we offer lab stirrers to suit a variety of applications for the laboratory setting and more. The lab stirrer is designed to mix volumes ranging from 1 to 50 gallons. I...

5 TECH TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2015

It's 2015, we aren't rolling in flying cars and you can bet your future hover board that the Cubs will not win the World Series. Although not as fast as we expected, technology is bringing invaluab...

3 ISSUES FACING NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is a vital part of the United States. It has taken on a multitude of shapes and forms since the inception of America. At its bottom line it is crucial to survival. More than likely, mos...

GREEN CLEANING VS. TRADITIONAL CLEANING

There has been much buzz over cleaning methods the past few years, so should you go all out green or stick to your good and faithful traditional cleaners? If the toxic odors of traditional cleaners...

10 DISTILLERIES YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2015

Everywhere you turn, distilleries are popping up. In urban locations, the suburbs, and around the world. However, there are roughly 175 days left to explore them in 2015. You have a dilemma, we hav...

THE FUTURE OF FOOD: MIT'S CITY FARM

A new and original look at the future of food has arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The project goes by the name CityFARM and is quickly gaining a substantial amount of ...