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.
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Meet the Glatt experts and learn how Glatt technologies can improve the performance of your ingredients. Check out the process options of fluid bed and spouted bed technology for value-adding product forms at the annual SEPAWA Congress round about the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and fragrance industry in Europe.
The poster reports a case study involving the spray granulation of a solution using continuous fluidized bed and spouted processing.
Based on various experiments in laboratory and pilot scale a statistical process model was derived based on artificial neural networks. A parameter study and sensitivity analysis was performed to determine the main process conditions and formulation variables. The multi-dimensional model of the process supported the optimization of product properties (e.g. particle size, particle sphericity) and related process conditions (e.g. product temperature, spray rate).
Plant-based functional ingredients behave differently than manufacturers of nutraceuticals and cosmetic products would like. Innovative processes such as double microencapsulation can help them to overcome bioavailability and solubility challenges.
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 coating.
Sensitive raw materials, especially those that are volatile or of natural origin, require particularly gentle process conditions. Spray granulation, spray coating and (micro)encapsulation procedures have proven to be methods of choice, as they enable high yields, low temperatures and bespoke properties.
Powdery substances often cause problems during dosing, filling and transport because of their high dust content and poor flowability. Low solubilities and dispersing properties also impair the application of the end product. With the help of fluidised bed spray agglomeration, the size distribution and structure of difficult-to-process particles can be specifically adjusted and improved.
Phytochemicals are increasingly found in many food, chemical and agricultural items. Product and process optimization is becoming ever-more important in all of these industries, with a focus on quality, manufacturing efficiency, stability and formulation costs. Various processes can be used to deliver products with a compact structure. During process development, the most suitable procedures and equipment must be selected, considering the specific project conditions. Case studies, as discussed, can help process engineers and product developers to assess plant configurations in an efficient manner to meet a customer’s specific project requirements.
How do you produce dust-free granules and pellets from powders and liquids? In the fluid bed. In a single process step. Didier Schons, Area Sales Manager, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik Weimar, explains how this works.
Dipl.-Ing. Katja Oppermann, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Weimar, will give a lecture on “Process options of fluid bed technology for value-adding product forms” at the SEPAWA Congress round about the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and fragrance industry in Europe.