Glatt Workshop: Continuous Granulation

04.08.2014

23.09.2014 - 25.09.2014

Veranstaltungsort: Glatt Ingenieuirtechnik GmbH, 99427 Weimar, Nordstraße 12

Glatt Workshop: Continuous Granulation

Fluidized bed technology has been widely accepted by the food, feed, fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries as an appropriate and very versatile method for drying, granulation, pelletizing and functional film-coating. Originally, these processing options were used as batc...

Fluidized bed technology has been widely accepted by the food, feed, fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries as an appropriate and very versatile method for drying, granulation, pelletizing and functional film-coating.

Originally, these processing options were used as batch and continuous operations for drying disperse products. During the past twenty years however, the number of continuous fluidized bed systems installed by the above referred to industries has dramatically increased for granulation, pelletizing and coating.

In the beginning continuous systems were preferred whenever large quantities of a product had to be produced, as such allowing for extended production campaigns with the benefit of steady-state process parameters.

Nowadays as 3-shift operation becomes more standard than exception, the distinct advantages of continuous operation also recommend themselves for the production of smaller quantities with downscaled equipment.

A new generation of continuous spouted bed systems now enable the processing of hardly fluidizable or sticky products, thus allowing new ideas for the classic fluidized bed units.

This workshop provides a technological overview on the continuous particle processing procedures available, illustrates the optional
processing choices by hands-on trials and completes the
picture by relevant process demonstrations.