Köppern continues to play the pioneering role in the development of the hot briquetting process. Backed by our extensive experience, we are now the world’s leading manufacturer of hot briquetting machinery and related systems.
The term ‘hot briquetting’ is used when the temperature of the feed material requires the use of highly heat-resistant roller presses that incorporate special arrangements for cooling.
Materials are briquetted under hot conditions if binding characteristics are activated at high temperatures.
Following its industrial development in the 70s and 80s, hot briquetting is now a fully-accepted, reliable technology for the passivation of direct-reduced iron (DRI) to turn it into the more convenient form of hot-briquetted iron (HBI).
The following pages will give you more details regarding technology, applications and testing in the area of hot briquetting.