Continuous process to produce powders with freely adjustable properties — Whatever the field — medical engineering, battery technology or special pigments — companies looking to develop new applications for high-performance materials are dependent on new and innovative production technologies. A milestone in the production of customised powders has now been reached in Weimar, Germany.
The increasing demands being placed on the functionality and service life of components, equipment and machinery is a global phenomenon that constantly poses new challenges for the materials technology and materials development sectors.
Advanced powders offer a means of achieving maximum functionality and outstanding performance. Despite significant innovation over the last few years, today’s powder manufacturers are specialised on a narrow range of materials.
A Wide Range of APplications
The range of standard products currently available effectively limits the performance achievable in technical applications. The type of customer-specific solutions needed for the latest high-performance materials demand technological solutions that are simply not available in many cases.
The Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals division at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik has developed its Advanced Pulse Powder Technology (APPtec) — a continuous, thermal process for generating powders. The special thermodynamic conditions within the APPtec reactor enable the synthesis and configuration of innovative, high-performance powder materials that offer unique and previously unavailable combinations of properties.
The chemical composition of the particles can be adjusted over a wide range, enabling the production of doped materials, materials with complex stoichiometries and coated particles.
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