1945年作为搅拌研磨机的发明人，Dr. Andrew Szegvari在美国俄亥俄州的Akron成立了Union Process Inc.，搅拌研磨技术成为Union Process 公司的起点。今天，搅拌研磨机已被认为是研磨或分散系统中最有效的机器，并在世界上许多工业和研究领域中广泛使用。
As Dr. Andrew Szegvari prepared to display his new liquid latex process for making rubber goods at an exhibit in Paris, he needed an extremely fine sulfur dispersion to complete the vulcanizing process. Conventional ball milling methods in 1922 would have taken as long as a week to obtain the fineness he required.The problem…not enough time. Szegvari hit upon the idea of using pebbles, a gallon can, a drill press, and a special agitator he designed for the drill bit to achieve a fine dispersion.
In 1946, Dr. Szegvari founded Union Process, operating in a small plant in downtown Akron, Ohio.The new company’s mission was to develop grinding and dispersing technology to help customers make fine dispersions quickly, reliably, and inexpensively. After more than 20 years of constant growth, the company moved in 1968 to its present location, a custom-built research, design, and production center just outside of Akron.This Midwest location provides convenient access for customers who choose to visit the Union Process headquarters.
Union Process today
Scores of patents, refinements and advancements later, Union Process milling technology now plays a vital role for many Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of industries including chemicals and tungsten carbide. In addition, the foremost chocolate and confectionary processors, ink, paper, agricultural flowables, metal, magnetic oxide, coal, mineral, rubber, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and ceramic producers all employ Union Process milling technology.