Glatt Powder Synthesis – Pioneering Process for Groundbreaking Particle Synthesis

Future materials such as high-energy and safe battery components, more economical membranes, orthopedic ceramics, functional additives or high-performance pigments must provide more than the current properties of existing material components. A common issue within each of these applications is the high levels of powder performance that are required. Therefore, completely new products or novel innovations require powder materials that must first be developed and then manufactured in the necessary quantities.
With APPtec®, plant manufacturer Glatt has succeeded in overcoming these challenges and established a mature continuous process technology to produce future materials at both laboratory scale for research purposes and at industrial levels. Time-consuming and risky scale-up procedures are eliminated because of the size-independent conditions — fluid mechanic and thermodynamic — that exist from lab- to commercial-scale production.

High-performance powders at the cutting edge – Continuous powder synthesis sets standards

Materials of the future require increasingly specific property profiles. Glatt powder synthesis sets standards in the production of new powder materials for high-performance ceramics, battery materials, catalysts or special pigments. (Article in German language)

Comparison of Electrochemical Degradation for Spray Dried and Pulse Gas Dried LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4

To commercialize next-generation cathode materials a lot of different synthesis methods need to be researched and evaluated regarding the attainable electrochemical properties of the materials on one hand, and the scalability of the process on the other. For the high voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode material especially the degradation of the material during cycling needs to be investigated for different scales and techniques. LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (LNMO) was synthesized using two different methods in different scales: lab-scaled spray drying and pilot-scaled gas pulse drying.

Faster to market – «There are enough good ideas, we just need to get them from lab to industrial scale faster.»

Thanks to its technology- and process-oriented innovation expertise, plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is an internationally sought-after development partner for research institutions and industry. The Technology Center is the hub for particle design: here, R&D ideas give rise to new processes, product samples, market-ready powders, granules and pellets. (German article)

Why contract manufacturing is both critical and crucial

For decades, large companies have outsourced production capabilities, thus driving globalisation –but also contributing to the decline of domestic industries. Digitalization, however, means it makes sense for more and more well-known global players to relocate production back to Europe. Contract manufacturing, for example, gives an idea of where this journey can take us.

Meet the Glatt Experts @ 13. Schüttgut-Forum 2019 ● 19-20 November ● Würzburg

How do you produce dust-free granules and pellets from powders and liquids? In the fluid bed. In a single process step. Didier Schons, Area Sales Manager, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik Weimar, explains how.

Meet the Glatt Experts @ 11th University Course Fluidization Technology ● 07-07 November ● Hamburg

Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of the Process Engineering Department at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, will give a lecture on “Vacuum drying in fluidized beds”. This will be part of the 4-day program around fundamentals and applications in drying, granulation and agglomeration.

Meet the Glatt Experts @ ProPack India ● Booth P1 ● 22-24 October ● Mumbai ● India

Sophisticated product design with Glatt fluid bed and spouted bed technologies @ ProPak 2019, booth P1: Added-value ingredients and active substances require gentle processes. Glatt’s laboratory plant enables the small-scale production and testing of innovative product ideas.

Meet the Glatt Experts @ EuropaCat 2019 ● Stand A13 ● 18-23 August ● Aachen ● Germany

At the 14th European Congress on Catalysis, Dr. Thomas Jähnert, Glatt Process technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, will give a lecture on “APPtec® – a new generation of spray pyrolysis technology to produce advanced catalyic materials”.

Meet the Glatt Experts @ EuroDrying’ 2019 ● 10-12 July ● Turin, Italy

At the 7th European Drying Conference Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Engineering, Glatt Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, will give a lecture about “Process analytical technologies for inline control of fluidized bed agglomeration”.