Producing agrochemicals used in crop protection agents is a complex application with numerous production hazards - materials can be dangerous if inhaled and can be explosive if improperly handled.
Hosokawa’sprocess engineers recently developed an online program that allows customers toquickly solve complex operational calculations. The program currently providessolutions for 8 functions for converting and sizing various system components.
A growing number of plastics processors are realizing major manufacturing efficiencies and significant costs savings with the use of customized dedusting systems that eliminate dust, fines, and contamination to maximize the use of plastic regrind. Plastic parts manufacturers – such as blow molders, extruders, and injection molders - place a high value on regrind because it lowers material cost and increases profit margins. However, a big stumbling block in the plastic scrap reclaim process is dust which adversely affects processing, lowers material quality, increases equipment maintenance,causes rejected parts, and raises cost.
While customers interested in Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems may know which milling system works best for their specific application (typically in Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Mineral industries), many are unaware of important criteria they should consider before making their ultimate selection.
Nearly 450 guests visited Hosokawa’s booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in Rosemont, Illinois in early May. Guests could discuss the wide range of equipment Hosokawa offers for size reduction, classification, dry granulation, mixing, drying and particle analysis for the chemical, mineral, food and pharmaceutical industries. Hosokawa will return to the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in April 2018!
Since many active pharmaceutical ingredients cost thousands of dollars per gram to produce, Hosokawa felt it was important to continue development of laboratory scale equipment to process these valuable powders. In May 2016, Hosokawa introduced the Alpine Pharmapaktor APC C80/20, the companies smallest compaction and dry granulation system. It was developed to process small batches of 10 gram or less, or could be used in a continuous operation compacting up to 30 kg/hour. The Pharmapaktor C80/20 was designed for processing active pharmaceutical ingredients into dust free granules using compaction forces up to 6 kN/cm. The C80/20 compaction rollers are 80 mm in diameter and 20 mm wide and have an adjust able gap that is electromechanically controlled. The entire process area, including the flake crusher can be built inside a containment glove box designed to protect operators and reduce product contamination.
Hosokawa’s Pharmaceutical Team met with nearly 100 customers and prospective buyers at Interphex (the International Pharmaceutical Expo) in New York City in late April. The event was an opportunity for customers to discuss their specific application requirements with Hosokawa’s engineers and learn more about the company’s extensive experience in size reduction systems and powder processing solutions for pharmaceutical materials. If you would like to speak with a Hosokawa’s representative about your powder processing needs, please call us at (908) 273-6360 or contact us online.
Considering most material research anddevelopment is completed on a small scale, laboratory size milling equipment offersa unique advantage in testing new processes and materials with minimalfinancial investment. Development work can require many trials to find theproper mill configuration and operating parameters, so the technology selectedneeds to be suitable to provide;
Mixing or blending of powder ingredients is a very common industrialprocess practiced in many industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals,plastics, minerals, metals and food. The choice of mixer is extensive and canbe confusing. These ten top tips may help in narrowing down the final choice.
Summit, NJ - Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems recently announced that an educational webinar focusing on the company's top 5 milling technologies would be hosted on May 18th.