Pharma and Food Mechanisms Innovative Solutions in Micro Pelletizing
Maag, one of the leading global manufacturers of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems, and pulverizers for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, has announced that it will exhibit the latest products for pharma applications for the first time in the company’s history.
The firm will be showcasing innovative solutions, especially in micro pelletizing, for a wide range of applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries in booth 9/10 at the upcoming Research Pharm event that will be held from March 19-22, 2018 in the city of Granada, Spain.
Belt-Cooling Pelletizing System PFS
The company states that the Belt-Cooling Pelletizing System PFS is specially designed for water soluble and brittle formulation. The variable system configuration enables a perfect adaptation to the product being processed. Even elastic and flexible polymers can be handled by the belt system in a simple and efficient way. The system produces top quality micro-pellets which are ideal for direct tableting or encapsulation.
The melt pelletizer for spherical particles in a contained system is ideal for pelletizing carrier/agent combinations in hot-melt extrusion processes. It is ideal for a low-dust pelletizing of brittle as well sticky formulations. The system was developed specially for simpliﬁed, quicker development of innovative pharmaceutical formulations, opines the company.
In extruder systems, gear pumps for hot-melt extrusion processes (HME) significantly improve product quality based on high conveying consistency and application-oriented configuration. The precise metered flow of product ensures consistent and uniform extrusion, according to the company. The gear pump is also essential for the production of micro-pellets.
Drop pelletizing systems for spherical, dust-free particles from low-viscosity formulations are used for the production of uniform, dust-free spherical pellets. Cooling is provided by air, nitrogen, water, or a reaction fluid.