Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems provides the mineral industry with some of the more reliable and accurate processing equipment. With thousands installations around the world, Hosokawa has the expertise to solve any processing need. We offer equipment, system design and engineering for size reduction, classification, mixing and blending, drying, filling and weighing to high containment applications. Here are some of the common materials and processes where our experience is proven.
Bauxite is heterogeneous mineral containing aluminum hydroxide minerals. It is a sedimentary rock mixed with kaolinite clay that might have some iron oxide minerals mixed in. Bauxite is used as a source of Aluminum Oxide which is used in ceramics or as an abrasive. Bauxite is also the main source for Aluminum Metal production.
Feldspar is a crystalline mineral of tectosilicate compounds. It is primarily found as an igneous rock, and it is the primary component in most granites.
Graphite is crystalline allotrope of carbon that comes in an amorphous, flake-like, or platelet shape.
Limestone, which is primarily calcium carbonate, is a sedimentary rock made from the minerals calcite or aragonite.
Gypsum is a mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate (CaSO4-2xH20), which is formed when a lake or sea has evaporated. Gypsum is used in construction, especially in sheet-rock and wall finishing.
Kaolin or kaolinite mineral is alumina silicate clay that was formed from the weathering of igneous rocks in moist and warm climate regions.
Metal powders are used in the production of a variety of manufacturing processes. Hosokawa has developed applications specifically for processing of metallic powders.
Ground quartz is used as fillers in the paint, adhesives and plastic industries. Quartz powder provides strength, durability and resistance to wear. It also provides chemical inertness. Ground quarts can be added to achieve high solids content with low viscosity impact. High purity quartz will also provide a bright whiteness.
The compaction of talc on roller presses meets those demands. Due to the relative low bulk weight of fine talc, the roller presses must be equipped with a vacuum de-aeration for this purpose.
Talc is a clay mineral made of hydrated magnesium silicate. Talc is formed from metamorphic reaction of minerals in aqueous conditions.
Tungsten Carbide (WC) is a very hard compound that is synthesized from tungsten metal and a carbon source. Its high hardness (it is a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale) makes it ideal for cutting and surgical tools, wear abrasion protection, traction enhancers, and jewelry.