The dispersion process of agglomerated soldis, such as carbon-black, into rubbers and plastics is still not understood to a satisfactory extent. Dispersive mixing is commonly carried out in roll mills, internal mixers and continuous intensive mixers. It is accomplished by repeated passage of the mixture, through converging-tight clearance high stress regions, of the mixers. The key design and operational variables are the geometry of this region, the stress history of the fluid element, and the passage distribution function. A laboratory apparatus was designed and built to enable a systematic study of the effect of these variables on mixing. The apparatus, and experimental results are described. Results verify that the number of passages is a dominant variable in dispersive mixing, and proves the utility of the apparatus to study the dispersive mixing process.