Exploring new ways to produce cosmetic pigments – Interview with Merck and Glatt about the cooperation and the project

Using completely new technology, pigment specialists at Merck and Glatt Ingenieurtechnik’s technology and production experts have worked closely together to produce an innovative range of cosmetic pigments. The Darmstadt-based Merck Group placed an order for the development and construction of a plant based on chemical vapour deposition (CVD) after successful joint trials at Glatt’s location in Weimar. We interview the partner companies about the cooperation and the project.

Plant safety from the operator’s point of view

Plant operators in bulk solids processing industries benefit when plant engineers like Glatt Ingenieurtechnik not only develop and build the plants, but also operate them themselves. Contract manufacturing for customers trains the eye for the requirements, duties and challenges of the operator side. Product safety, fire and explosion protection, plant and operator safety as well as environmental aspects are automatically more clearly in focus. Based on its own practical experience, Glatt is far more committed to safety aspects than required by law. (Article in German language)

Sewage sludge: pollutant and raw material source at the same time

The fact that phosphorus is filtered out during wastewater treatment because of its serious consequences for the aquatic ecosystem in turn makes sewage sludge an important source of raw materials. It is this ambivalence of pollutant and raw material source that has led to thinking about alternative disposal methods. One such is sewage sludge mono-incineration. (Article in German language)

Glatt and Merck start up novel plant for the production of effect pigments

In the future, anyone applying lipstick, nail polish or eye liner from well-known international brands will have a good chance of defining their complexion with pigments from the city of culture. On Friday, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik and the Merck Group commissioned a completely new type of plant for the production of effect pigments for the cosmetics industry at the Glatt Technology Center in the north of Weimar. (Article in German language)

Powder synthesis – Particle design optimizes battery materials

Glatt powder synthesis offers a versatile tool for the development and industrial production of innovative battery materials. The highly flexible technology opens up the possibility of producing and refining anode and cathode materials as well as solid electrolytes in just one step. The key to the effectiveness of this process is the special conditions in the pulsating hot gas flow.

With short time-to-market from process development directly to contract manufacturing

The Glatt Group’s customers benefit from bundled expertise in particle design – from the initial feasibility trial, through scale-up, to validation of the production process. Glatt offers suitable solutions for every variant and, if required, also implements customer-specific processes. In this way, new products move more quickly from the development phase to market maturity. (German article)

Drying liquids – Selecting the best technology for nutraceuticals

Both spray drying and fluid bed spray granulation can be used to convert liquid products into bulk materials. The most effective process will often be dictated by the desired properties of the final particles and the specific application. Glatt Ingenieurtechnik has a thorough understanding of both techniques and has a long history of designing fluid bed systems that are tailored to individual customer products.

Ceramic Raw Materials from the Pulsating Hot Gas Stream

By using Glatt’s innovative powder synthesis technology and the associated spray drying and calcination processes, new opportunities in raw material production have been explored. In this article, the inherent potential of barium strontium cobalt iron oxide (BSCF), doped and coated zirconium dioxide is described.

Optimization of functional ingredients for improved nutrition by fluid bed and spouted bed technologies

Fluidised bed and spouted bed processes by Glatt offer manufacturers almost unlimited possibilities in terms of optimised particle design and the functionalisation of ingredients, the properties of which can be fine-tuned using spray granulation, agglomeration, microencapsulation and film, lipid and hotmelt coating.

Powder expertise for demanding tasks – Targeted plant modifications for fluid bed processes

The fluid bed is a technology that, with the right modifications, can be used for a variety of different processes. With the right expertise, individual process steps such as drying, granulation and agglomeration can be combined. (German article by Monika Goslinska, Process Development Manager, Inprotec)