While emulsions and dispersions have similar characteristics, it is important to understand their differences.  An emulsion is a uniform mixture of two immiscible liquids (i.e. oil and water).  Oil in water are characterized by things like moisturizers.  An example of water in oil emulsion is sunscreen.

A dispersion is when small, water-insoluble particles are mixed in a liquid.   They must undergo a powerful mixing process to integrate the small particles within the liquid base so that they remain suspended in a homogenous mixture.

The BYK-Gardner Dispersion Team is ready to answer any questions you may have about our products. To speak with a dispersion specialist contact us at (800) 343-7721 or request a catalog.