There is a significant trend for the replacement of powders and liquids by dust free granules and pellets. Better properties, economical dosage, and a reduced potential of risk of are benefits which are at the heart of the demand. You would like to optimize the application properties of your product, the same time fulfilling the stringent requirements regarding environmentally friendly production processes and complying with the criteria regarding storage, handling and dosing?
Nearly unlimited opportunities for optimum particle design and suitable functionalization of granules are available in processes with innovative fluidized bed and spouted bed technologies from Glatt. Spray granulation, spray agglomeration, spray encapsulation or coating - the key to the optimal product is the proper selection of process parameters and the variety of their combinations.
METHYLENE UREA, MIXED FERTILIZER, NPK FERTILIZER … By means of an appropriate functionalization, the granule shape and the quantity of the fertilizer released to the soil are available for optimum adjustment. By spray granulation with subsequent coating various combinations of active ingredients can be set up. Such compact granules with high abrasion resistance reduce unwanted drift during application. The solubility of these kinds of granules is readily adjustable to the application.
COPPER OXYCHLORIDE, COPPER HYDROXIDE, IMIDACLOPRID, NEONICOTINOIDS … Different chemical-synthetic substances or substance combinations are used as biocides, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. By spray granulation of pesticides made up of solutions, emulsions and suspensions you manufacture round pellets with a dense surface and high abrasion resistance. Health risks and unwanted drift during application are considerably reduced. The dispersibility of such granules is far superior to conventional products.
CALCIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, LITHIUM CHLORIDE … Anhydrous industrial salts are used as a desiccant for the drying of gases or chemical solutions, as antifreeze, setting accelerators or dust-binding agents or as firming agents, flavor enhancers or stabilizers in foods.
Spray granulation is used to produce salts from a highly concentrated solution. The homogeneous granules show high degree of product purity. The round, compact pellets causes only very little abrasion during storage and transport. The narrow grain size distribution is impressive.
SURFACTANTS, POLYMERS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS, PHOSPHONATES … Additives functionalize detergents. Surfactants and bleaching agents have targeted effect on organic substances. By spray granulation of detergent additives you manufacture round, compact, and dust-free pellets with improved storage capability due to reduced hygroscopicity and improved transport and dosing properties. The water solubility of such granules is adjustable.
Uniform, optically attractive surface structure, masking without undesired odor or taste, improved solubility, dosing, hygroscopicity … Glatt coating processes with innovative fluid bed or spouted bed technology is optimally suitable for the FUNCTIONALIZATION OF YOUR ENZYMES OR FLAVORS. The casing of the particle with coating material and the subsequent drying can be carried out in a single process step. Particularly small drops are important to ensure uniform distribution.
COCOA POWDER, OLIVE EXTRACTS, MILK PROTEINS, INSTANT TEA, SWEETENER, NUTRITION, SPICES, STABILIZERS … Foods shall taste good, be visually attractive, remain stable in storage and, contain suitable ingredients like antioxidants, dyes and flavors, emulsifiers, fibers and stabilizers for improving structure and prolonging shelf life. Using spray agglomeration, it is possible to construct your food granules out of powder or to immobilize liquids. Depending on your desired product properties, water, solutions, melts or suspension are sprayed as a bonding fluid onto powder particles that have been presented for that purpose.