The properties of functional ingredients can be fine-tuned using fluidised bed spray granulation, agglomeration, microencapsulation and coating. Plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik offer a new compact spray agglomeration concept for industrial-scale continuous production.
Thanks to a novel method of spray calcination, test-ready additives for rapid market entry can be ready in just a few weeks. By Lars Leidolph, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, and Andreas Kröger, Pigmentsolution.
Microcapsules provide an excellent way to extend the shelf-lives of essential oils, vitamins, flavours and many other active ingredients, and protect them from external influences. A key consideration is process optimization to enahnce the ingredients and their release profiles.
Based on proven fluidized bed technology Glatt offers a newly developed compact, flexible and modular plant concept for reduced investment costs, reduced operation costs, minimum space requirements, maximum flexibility, fast installation by plug & play, and safe operation.
The laboratory unit is designed for testing of spouted bed and fluid bed processes in the single kg-scale:
» Spray granulation: granules and pellets from liquids
» Spray agglomeration: granules from powder
» Spray coating: coating of particles with liquids
» and other processes
Sensitive substances such as probiotics, vitamins or sustained release dosage forms must be furnished with a functionally protective coating to ensure their safe transport through the intestinal tract. Hot-melt fluid bed granulation provides possibilities for product design.
We focus on processes involving particle design and particle engineering for the development, optimization, functionalization, and production of bulk materials, such as powders, granules, and pellets for food, animal feed, fine chemicals, pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology
Fluidised bed and spouted bed are among the leading technologies for improving the physical properties of bulk solids. Combining processes such as drying, granulating and microencapsulating into a single step provides a cost-effective manufacturing solution.
Unique platform for particle design and engineering for developers, manufacturers, and scientists. We provide technologies like APPtec powder synthesis, fluidized bed, and spouted bed for the advanced generation of powder and the manufacturing/optimization of granules + pellets.