Bran is the hard outer layer of various grains. Along with the germ, it is an integral part of whole grains. It is produced separately as a byproduct of milling in the production of refined grains. When the bran is removed from grains, the grain loses a portion of its nutritional value. Bran is present in all cereal grains, including rice, corn, wheat and oats. Bran is particularly rich in dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. Bran also contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins and dietary minerals.
Hosokawa's "Basics of Material Agglomeration" Webinar attracted more then 400 guests to participate in the live broadcast on September 30th. Agglomeration is a specific particle size enlargement process in which particles are “glued” together to increase its’ particle size. Reasons to increase particle size can be to improve flowability, dispersibility/wettability, density, reducing dust or product appearance and to prevent segregation.
When selecting the optimum particle size enlargement technology for a specific application, both the specifications of the feed material as well as the requirements for the final product need to be considered.
The Vrieco-Nauta® Conical Screw Mixer is a batch mixer specially designed for segregative, free-flowing powders and pastes. The Vrieco-Nauta® Conical Screw Mixers is famous for its low-intensity mixing and is a pioneer in mixing technology. It especially suited to delicate products and processes where very accurate results are required and is synonymous with gentle mixing of large volumes of up to 100,000 liters. This short demonstration shows how this pilot size mixer operates when blending sugar with a pigment.
When selecting mixing equipment, there are many aspects to consider, such as batch volume, feed material properties, final product requirements, the production environment and energy consumption.
On Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host an educational online webinar focusing on various types of low-shear batch mixing technologies available for powder homogenization. This webinar will explore the fundamental benefits and limitations of tumble mixers, ribbon blenders and conical screw mixers.
When a UK based,pharmaceutical manufacturer wanted to increase capacity at their tablet manufacturing andpackaging centre they asked Hosokawa to develop a GMP design, multifunctional, dispensary booth.
To support R&D work for the blending of DPI (dry-powder inhaler) formulations, Hosokawa Micron has developed the Mini Cyclomix lab mixer. Based on the proven Cyclomix high shear blending technology the Mini Cyclomix incorporates may key features that add real benefits for use in the development of pharmaceutical powders.
Hosokawa Polymer Systems displayed numerous granulators and recycling systems at the NPE 2015 International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, Florida, but Hosokawa’s real show stopper was the new dedusting system which cannot only economically dedust granulated materials at up to 10,000 pounds per hour with ultra-high efficiency, but also can perform complicated separation such as PVC/TPO reinforced roofing, DVD covers with paper and other difficult tasks. Hosokawa’s team met with over 400 customers during the five day long trade event, many of which had serious requirements to find new solutions to clean their recycled materials.
The Mikro ACM® Air Classifying Mill, the first milling system to incorporate an internal classifier, was invented by Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems in 1962. The Mikro ACM® Air Classifying Mill is an air swept mechanical impact mill with a dynamic air classifier designed to grind an extensive range of materials down to a D98 of 20 microns. The company recognized the growing demand for fine size reduction systems that could produce narrow particle size distributions that were required in many chemical, pharmaceutical, food and mineral applications. Over the last 60 years, Hosokawa’s has continued the ACM development to achieve enhanced performance and utility. The ACM has evolved into one of the world’s most efficient and high performance milling systems.
Hosokawa is hosting a free, in-house demonstration focusing on milling and material handling for chemical, food, pharmaceutical & mineral applications. The event will be held on October 14 & October 15 (offered twice for convenience) at Hosokawa’s Summit, New Jersey facility.
Hosokawa’s Mikro Pulverizer® Hammer Mill and Mikro ACM® Air Classifying Mills are some of the most widely used milling systems around the world. During the “Fall Milling & Material Handling Expo”, guests will have the opportunity to participate in live milling demonstration featuring these devices, among other ancillary equipment such as feeders, pneumatic conveyors & dust collectors. The expo is being hosted by Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, Coperion K-Tron & Sly, Inc.