How we touch everyday life

Although you might not be familiar with the name Hosokawa Micron, our process technologies play a bigger role in your daily life than you probably realize.

In the home

When doing the laundry, it is important that the washing powder dissolves easily in water and does not discolour your clothes. To ensure this, many detergent manufacturers use our Flexomix technology. It's also thanks to Hosokawa's Flexomix agglomeration systems that 70% of all babies worldwide sleep drier and better in disposable nappies that contain super-absorbent polymers.

Food & Drink

There will be an estimated nine billions mouths to feed in 2030, which will drive up the demand for protein by more than 50%. It is time to tap into alternative sources of protein. However, plant-based proteins are often temperature-sensitive and challenging to process properly. Hosokawa Micron provides mixing and drying systems that can tackle these challenges with efficient and sustainable solutions.

If you indulge yourself with confectionery, chocolate or potato crisps every now and then, for example, chances are that their ingredients have been mixed using Hosokawa machinery. And if you drink instant powder-based beverages such as coffee or chocolate, whether at home or from a vending machine, Hosokawa's mixing, milling and agglomeration equipment has probably been used to ensure that the powder doesn't form a dust cloud and dissolves easily in water or milk.

Just some of the other items that are produced using Hosokawa equipment include milk powder, bakery ingredients, instant soup, breadcrumbs and spice mixes.


In terms of healthcare, various pharmaceutical products such as aspirin and paracetamol are manufactured in systems such as our Nauta® vacuum mixers and dryers across Europe, for example, or in our DMR mill dryers outside of Europe. Meanwhile, the Hosokawa Cyclomix is widely used to manufacture inhalation powders for asthmatics.

Personal care

Many body-care products contain ingredients that have been processed using our blending, drying and agglomeration equipment. As for cosmetic powders, such as face powders, some ingredients are mixed and coated in our high-speed Cyclomix mixers for even dispersion of the pigments, while others are milled and micronized in Hosokawa Alpine ball mills.


When it comes to mobility, the brakes on your bicycle, moped or car are made from iron powder. Its exact composition is important for optimal quality and safety, and that is achieved through high-precision mixing in our machines. Additionally, Hosokawa technology is used in the production of advanced polymers for Formula 1 racing cars.

Batteries for electric cars have to meet high requirements in terms of charging time, capacity and lifespan. At the same time, they must be reliable, safe and preferably as compact as possible. Hosokawa provides high-quality equipment for use in numerous steps of the battery production process.

Hosokawa equipment is used in the manufacture of many other products, from pharmaceutical ingredients to pet foodtoner powder for printers and even cement. In fact, there are simply too many applications to mention here.

So as you can see, we touch more aspects of everyday life than you probably realized!


Contact us to find out whether Hosokawa Micron process technology is suitable for your product and process.



Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified according to ISO 14001. Our certification covers all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances. In addition, Hosawa Micron was awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for its sustainability achievements. EcoVadis determined that the company was among the top 7% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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