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Carbon Black is a material produced from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as heavy oil and other petroleum products. The leading uses for carbon black are as an additive in car tyre production or as a pigment. In both cases, the carbon black must be mixed in with other components in the production phase.

This makes small particles desirable, but the big disadvantage of small carbon black particles is that they are very dusty. The Flexomix continuous agglomeration system solves this problem, since it produces larger carbon black particles (mostly also with a larger bulk density) that generate less dust yet have good flow and mixing properties.

With the Flexomix continuous agglomeration system, porous agglomerates can be made in a range of from 100 to 1,500 microns with a typical D50 value of between 200 and 700 microns. Capacities can vary from 100 kg/h up to 40,000 kg/h, depending on system design and the characteristics and requirements of the product.

Every agglomeration system supplied by Hosokawa Micron is developed in close cooperation with the customer and based on thorough testing of the product and requirements in our test laboratory, on a semi-production scale.


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.

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 powder processing equipment and systems for the production of carbon black, contact us:



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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