Product Design for Customized Specialty Fertilizers
Phosphates February 27th – March 1st 2023 in Istanbul
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Dr. Jens Bergmann, Sales Manager – Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, will inform about Glatt as partner for particle design and plant manufacturing for functional granules from your product idea to industrial production. Fluid bed technology is the key to environmentally friendly production of effectively acting, abrasion-resistant, easy-to-dose, storage-stable fertilizers. Realize functionalization like coatings for controlled release or combination with active ingredients for special applications.
Fluid bed and spouted bed technologies are among the leading techniques in particle-forming processes. They are ideally suited for the economical production of customized fertilizers from liquids and powders. They also offer an enormous range of possibilities for optimizing the properties of fertilizers and improve their functionalization.
Product parameters such as particle size and residual moisture can be specifically influenced. Through suitable functionalization, the granule shape and quantity of fertilizer release into the soil can be optimally adjusted, and significantly higher product qualities can be achieved. The precisely adjusted multi-component mixture is processed directly from the solution into compact granules.
Another process provides granules with a porous and well-wettable structure as intermediates for liquid fertilizers by first converting the fertilizer solution into agglomerates for transport and storage, and then reliquefying them before application.
A further interesting application is fine fertilizer agglomerates that are applied directly to plants and dissolve immediately, making them available to the plants upon contact with water. Fertilizer granules behave similarly to instant products: They have excellent rapid solubility and exceptionally good dispersibility.
Functionalize your fertilizer granules with a coloured branding, with a coating for a pH-controlled release profile or combine your fertilizers with active ingredients for special applications.
Glatt also offers PHOS4green, an economical and flexible technology for recovering phosphorus from sewage sludge ash, combining phosphorus recycling with the manufacturing process for new fertilizer and results in marketable products.