Ceramics

Ceramics are used in a wide range of applications from construction materials to prosthetics for human teeth. Ceramics are well known for their resistance against heat and wear, their resistance to oxidation, proneness to thermal shock and chemical stability and their characteristics as good insulators. Hosokawa Micron provides excellent mixing, (freeze) drying and milling technologies for ceramic powder processing.

Processing ceramics

Ceramics are typically produced by heating processed clays and other naturally-occurring metals and minerals to form a rigid structure. The materials used to produce ceramics must undergo special processing in order to be able to control their purity, particle sizes, particle size distributions and heterogeneity.

An important aspect here is how to transform the ceramic particles into a desired shape. This is accomplished by adding water and/or additives such as binders, followed by forming. Mixing is often an essential part of this process, along with wet grinding followed by drying.

Ceramics mixing, drying and milling solutions

For the mixing of ceramic base materials, we recommend our Nauta® conical screw mixers. Key features like gentle mixing and complete discharge stand out in this application. Then there is our Drymeister (DMR-H) continuous flash dryer, which is the first drying system of its kind to be patented anywhere in the world. It combines drying, de-agglomeration/milling and classifying in one piece of equipment.

Drymeister (DMR-H) flash dryer for ceramics processing

Should you be looking for a solution for the production of nano-ceramics, where fine particles need to be kept loose, we can recommend our Active Freeze Dryer.

Try before you buy

At Hosokawa Micron we have our own Test Centre in the Netherlands. It offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

From pilot plant to production scale

Hosokawa Micron offers process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

How can we help you?

If you want to learn more about our powder process equipment, 
call us at +31 314 373 333 or fill out our inquiry form.

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Hosokawa Micron B.V. is a global industrial process machinery supplier which provides mixing, drying and agglomeration equipment and complete systems for the powder and bulk processing industry.