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April 26, 2010
Question: What can we do to prevent caking? When our powders are packaged into bags at our plant, they appear to be free of agglomerates. However, our customers report that when the bags are opened at their facilities, they observe an excessive amount of caked material. This results in rework and potential losses in sales. We suspect that moisture is the cause, but our bags include...
April 1, 2010
A rapid and ongoing expansion of polysilicon production capacity will likely generate an oversupply for the next several years, driving polysilicon manufacturers to further innovate processes and reduce operating costs in preparation for an impending wave of new demand. Drastic price drops experienced in 2009 are expected to continue at a slower pace in 2010, yet polysilicon producers remain poised to...
March 1, 2010
Powder agglomeration is used in a wide variety of the chemical process industries (CPI), and a virtually endless number of process options are available. Selection requires engineers to make a substantial number of design decisions, such as the choice between wet or dry processing, the intensity of mixing and shear rates, continuous versus batch operation, cross contamination of products and ease of...
January 1, 2010
This weigh belt helps minimize material build up Thayer Scale- Hyer Industries The Model SI Ultra-Sanitary Insertion weigh belt (photo) is designed to enable effective and efficient cleaning for sanitary applications in food processing. The weigh belt features a trough shape to help keep product away from the belt edges. The trough shape eliminates the need for side skirts, which can be an area prone to...
January 1, 2009
Portable mixers for pilot plant and small-scale production processing The PB Series pharmaceutical mixers (photo) feature a lightweight frame motor with a right-angle drive, 316 stainless-steel wetted parts, dry running mechanical shaft seal with CIP (clean in place) capabilities and vibration-free operation. Easily tailored to user requirements, the mixers can be configured with shafts up to 48-in. long...
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