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October 1, 2014
The Rotoform 4G — the latest addition to this company’s Rotoform range — boasts a number of innovative new features designed to improve productivity and reduce maintenance requirements. The process combines the Rotoform drop depositor with a steel belt cooler to...
May 1, 2014
Using PAT to monitor and control granulation Malvern Instruments Granulation is an important operation used for tableting, but its control can be challenging. The Parsum inline particle-sizing probe is being used as a PAT (process analytical technology) instrument in granulation research being conducted at Ghent University in Belgium. The instrument is being used to continuously monitor the granulation...
November 1, 2013
The Rotoform G4 builds on more than 30 years’ process experience and introduces a number of features relevant to hygiene-critical applications, including easier cleaning, enhanced bearing seals and a lubrication-free...
July 1, 2013
This company has combined inline mixing with its granulation technology to help fertilizer producers add value to their products. Production begins with accurate dosing and weighing of the materials to be combined, followed by mixing and, if...
July 1, 2013
Said to be the world’s first thermal fines agglomerator, the HotCooler allows producers of powder coatings and toner to re-feed “unwanted” fine dust directly, quickly and easily as chips or flakes back into the production process, thereby...
October 1, 2012
With a production flowrate of up to 600 kg/h, the Sphero 50 underwater pelletizing system can be applied in testing plants and smaller production plants with pelletizing options for virgin polymers, masterbatches...
September 1, 2012
The new Rotoform 4G system is the latest generation of this well-known solution for granulating a wide range of chemical melts, including sulfur, waxes, resins and agrochemicals. The Rotoform family now numbers ten different models, each meeting the needs of a...
September 1, 2011
  Over 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world will fill six halls at the Nuremberg Fairground for Powtech/TechnoPharm 2011 (October 11–13). Held every 18 months, Powtech — the International Trade Fair for Mechanical Processing Technologies and Instrumentation — is the meeting place for representatives of many sectors of the chemical process industries (CPI), including chemicals and...
March 28, 2011
Coperion The WRG range of water-ring pelletizers (photo) for making pellets of polystyrene (PS) and polyoxymethylene (POM) has the advantage that the cooling and conveying medium (water) does not come into direct contact with the...
March 28, 2011
    Dinnissen   Up to now, the Pegasus Vacuum Coater (photo) has been used for producing granular and extruded products. Now, a new application for the Pegasus is being introduced: the drying of a variety of...
March 1, 2010
Powder agglomeration is used in a wide variety of the chemical process industries (CPI), and a virtually endless number of process options are available. Selection requires engineers to make a substantial number of design decisions, such as the choice between wet or dry processing, the intensity of mixing and shear rates, continuous versus batch operation, cross contamination of products and ease of...
July 1, 2007
Linde Gas (Murray Hill, N.J.; and partners have developed a high-pressure gas-delivery system that allows coating powders to be sprayed using liquid nitrogen at temperatures that do not melt the powder particles. The system has been optimized to support a new, cold spray gun technology, called Kinetiks 4000, manufactured by CGT GmbH (Ampfing, Germany). Such a system is being...
April 1, 2007
The conventional way to make molded ceramic compontents involves the use of an organic binder (about 10-15 wt.%) to keep the shape of the fine ceramic powders. The binder is then burned off during the sintering process; this not only requires additional energy to burn out the binder (which may also release toxic gases), but finished ceramic...

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