Process technologies for tomorrow.


The key issue when processing gelling agents such as gelatin is cross contamination. Gelling agents, also known as stabilizers and thickeners, are high molecular weight compounds. Their composition makes them difficult to process when wet, and cause difficulties when cleaning equipment in the processing line.

Hosokawa Micron is an expert in the design of complete systems for processing gelling agents: complete systems that will avoid cross contamination and minimize residue. Hosokawa’s complete solutions for processing gelling agents typically incorporate powder premixing with Nauta® conical screw mixers, powder dosing, pneumatic conveying, powder milling, product classification (sieving) and handling, packaging and storage of the final product.

The advantages to this combination are precise mixing of different grades and different types of gelatin; flexible batch sizes; variable mixing processes; minimal residue after unloading the blender and no more need to segregate whilst discharging.

Nauta® conical screw mixer for mixing gelatin powder

EHEDG hygienic design

Our total solutions for use in the food industry are designed in accordance with the latest EHEDG hygienic design regulations and ATEX directives and we are constantly updating our product range to meet the latest customer and industry requirements for hygiene, cleaning and dust explosivity.

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Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands 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

We offer 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.


To learn more about our process equipment and systems for mixing gelatin powders, contact us: