MINERALS

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PROCESS SYSTEMS FOR CERAMIC POWDERS

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. High demands are usually placed on process equipment for ceramic materials when it comes to fineness and purity of the product.

Hosokawa offers cutting-edge processing systems tailored for mixing, (freeze) drying, milling, and classifying ceramic powders, capable of handling extremely hard products and high-tech ceramic materials at maximum fineness. The systems are designed to minimize the risk of iron contamination, featuring a variety of coatings tailored to the specific characteristics of the materials involved.

Ceramics mixing, drying and milling solutions

DMR continuous flash dryer DMR continuous flash dryer

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.

For the mixing of ceramic base materials, we recommend our Nauta® conical screw mixer. Key features like gentle mixing and complete discharge stand out in this application. Then there is our DMR 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.

TESTING & PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

To learn more about our powder process equipment and systems for ceramics, contact us:

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SUSTAINABLE PROCESSING SYSTEMS

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 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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