Precision landing with special plant engineering – A statement by Dr. Viktor Drescher, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH (German article)
Dr.-Ing. Viktor Drescher, Business Development and Product Manager Thermal Powder Synthesis, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH: “Plant concepts must be oriented to the customer, not the other way around”
Glatt, the plant manufacturer and process expert, accompanies users along the entire value chain – from the initial idea through feasibility studies and process development right through to the to the construction of the production facility. Novel plant concepts are are increasingly in demand. (Article in German language)
» originally published in the industry.forward Kompendium Hakahaka 2021 , publish-industry Verlag GmbH
Coated zirconia for medical technology by specialized powder synthesis (German article)
The composition and homogeneity of the raw materials used are becoming increasingly important in medical technology. With an advanced powder synthesis process, particularly high-quality nano- and microscale powders can be produced or refined – for example, for dental implants.
To make the properties of zirconium oxide powders, which are also used in other medical and technical products, even more specific, the particles can be coated, for example. Glatt powder synthesis, a further development of the spray calcination process, is suitable for this purpose. At its headquarters in Weimar, the plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik operates various synthesis reactors and develops processes for highly complex powder systems. The process enables the targeted adjustment of chemical as well as mineralogical compositions of material systems. (Article in German language)
Powder synthesis represents a novel process for the production, activation and coating of battery materials. By using a pulsating hot gas flow with adjustable frequencies and amplitudes, powders of the highest quality can be produced.
Whereas the battery capacity of computers and mobile devices has reached an acceptable level, the expectations of electromobility customers in terms of range and charging speed are not being met. The search for solutions to remedy these deficits is increasingly becoming a driver for innovative new battery materials. With Glatt powder synthesis, a novel type of cutting-edge technology is available that is already being used in the production, activation and coating of new types of battery materials.
» Authors: Dr.-Ing. Viktor Drescher, Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Jähnert, Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Buchheim
» originally published in the magazine ‘Interceram’, issue 2/2021, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
Outside-in process from plant manufacturer: From the idea to market launch – the future is made by the team (German Article)
For decades, fluid bed equipment has been considered the top class for the production of dust-free, soluble or functional granulates and pellets. Why Glatt Ingenieurtechnik approaches product ideas with an open mind to technology and how this advances the customer’s innovation process. Whoever comes to Glatt is looking for exactly that. Synergy effects also result from cooperation with university partners and our involvement in competence networks and research projects. Our employees make a very significant contribution to the success of complex innovation projects; highly motivated colleagues who contribute their expertise and ability to think outside the box in collaboration with our customers. (German article)
» Author: Gudrun Ding
Gudrun Ding is Head of Business Development Process Technology at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik and specializes in microencapsulation, coating processes and contract manufacturing.
» originally published in the magazin ‘P&A Prozessdigitalisierung – Automation’, Kompendium 2020/2021 “Die Macher der Prozessindustrie”, publish industry Verlag
Forward-looking plant planning: Bringing ideas to market faster with pre-engineering (German Article)
Forward-looking plant planning: Bringing ideas to market faster with pre-engineering
In order to stay ahead in the race for the market success of new products, the concept phase is crucial. Through pre-engineering, the plant manufacturer Glatt puts investment decisions on a firm footing and enables sub-projects to be brought forward. (German article)
» Author: Clifford Schäfersküpper, Head Project Execution Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals bei Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Weimar.
Pulsed Multiphase Flows—Numerical Investigation of Particle Dynamics in Pulsating Gas–Solid Flows at Elevated Temperatures
Although the benefits of pulsating multiphase flows and the concomitant opportunity to intensify heat and mass transfer processes for, e.g., drying, extraction or chemical reactions have been known for some time, the industrial implementation is still limited. This is particularly due to the lack of understanding of basic influencing factors, such as amplitude and frequency of the pulsating flow and the resulting particle dynamics. The pulsation generates oscillation of velocity, pressure, and temperature, intensifying the heat and mass transfer by a factor of up to five compared to stationary gas flow. With the goal of process intensification and targeted control of sub-processes or even the development of completely new processing routes for the formation, drying or conversion of particulate solids in pulsating gas flows as utilized in, e.g., pulse combustion drying or pulse combustion spray pyrolysis, the basic understanding of occurring transport processes is becoming more and more important. In the presented study, the influence of gas-flow conditions and particle properties on particle dynamics as well as particle residence time and the resulting heat and mass transfer in pulsating gas–solid flows are investigated.
» originally published in the magazin Processes 2020, 8, 815; doi:10.3390/pr8070815
How future materials become reality with fluid bed technologies and Glatt powder synthesis (German Article)
Battery materials, 3D printing, phosphorus fertilizers, foodstuffs: thanks to its technology and process-oriented innovation expertise, plant manufacturer and process expert Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is a sought-after development partner in many branches of industry and in the research sector. The Technology Center at the Weimar headquarters is the hub for particle design of future materials. R&D ideas are turned into product samples with flame-retardant properties, for example, and market-ready beverage powders are developed here; the formulation for fertilizer granules with defined release and carbon pellets are being tinkered with. (German article)
» originally published in the magazin ‘Mitteldeutsche Mitteilungen’, issue 02/2020; VDI
High-performance powders at the cutting edge – Continuous powder synthesis sets standards (German Article)
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)
» originally published in the magazin ‘CITplus’, issue 11/2019, pages 41-43 (WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany)
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.
» originally published in the magazin ‘Journal of The Electrochemical Society’, 166 (13) A2860-A2869 (2019)
Faster to market – «There are enough good ideas, we just need to get them from lab to industrial scale faster.» (German Article)
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)
» originally published in the magazin ‘P&A Prozessdigitalisierung Automation’, Kompendium 2019-2020, pages 152-153 (publish-industry Verlag GmbH, Germany)
» Author: Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH in Weimar, Germany. He is one of the formative minds behind the Wigratec+ (fluid bed granulation technology) Saxony-Anhalt/Thuringia cluster of excellence, the Pades (particle design Thuringia) joint project and is involved in the university network.
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.
» originally published in the magazin ‘Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech’ – vol. 30(4) July/August 2019, pages 62–64 (TEKNOSCIENZE Srl, Milano)
The signals for contract manufacturing are green. The outsourcing of production and the division of labour are key factors for seizing market opportunities and growth in the post-industrial age. For Europe as a production location, the rising demand for wage capacities offers great potential. But the European success model also depends on the economy and political efforts to preserve the achievements of the European Union and develop them for the future. Against this background, it is to be hoped that Great Britain, the cradle of industrialisation and one of the most important European economies, will fi nally cancel Brexit.
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik: Pioneer in the East and in cutting-edge research (German Article)
The plant engineering company Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is one of the most innovative companies in the East and conducts research into the materials and production processes of the future.
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, a plant engineering and process development specialist based in Weimar, Germany, has been named one of the top 150 innovation leaders in the new German states by the eastern German business magazine WIRTSCHAFT + MARKT. Known for its fluid bed technology, the company is also a sought-after technology partner for customer-specific processes and products, such as in the development of high-performance powders for 3D printing, battery materials and medical technology.
In demand worldwide and excellently networked in the scientific community: The economics ministries, state development agencies and investment banks of the eastern German states and Berlin have nominated Glatt as a beacon among mechanical engineering companies in the east. The editorial jury selected the plant manufacturer to the list of the most innovative companies. Glatt designs and builds plants and entire production facilities for the food, animal feed and fine chemicals industries as well as the biotech sector. Its technological expertise is also valued in cutting-edge research, as the overview of current research projects in which Glatt is involved shows. (Article in German language)
» originally published in the magazin ‘CITplus’, issue 6/2019, S. 06–07 (WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Pioneering process for groundbreaking particle synthesis
Future materials such as high-energy and safe battery components, more economical membranes, orthopaedic 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/DE 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. With APPtec®, primary particles can be provided with an almost freely adjustable chemical and mineralogical composition and previously unattained properties.
» originally published in the magazin ‘cfi – ceramic forum international’, issue 4-5/2019, pages 28–33 (Göller Verlag GmbH)
Hot one-pot process – high temperature fluidized bed for simultaneous particle formulation and functionalization (German Article)
The requirements for the high-performance materials of the future pose new challenges for product developers: Innovative applications require increasingly complex materials, but their desired properties can so far only be achieved in cost-intensive multi-step processes. The process temperature plays a key role here. With high-temperature fluid bed systems, plant manufacturer Glatt overcomes previously applicable temperature limits and enables the production of catalyst materials in a single-step process. (German article)
» originally published in the magazin ‘CITplus’, issue 01/2019, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
» Author: Arne Teiwes, Graduate Engineer for Process Engineering, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals bei Glatt Ingenieurtechnik
From Hot Gas Stream to Matt Finish by Glatt Powder Synthesis
Thanks to a novel method of spray calcination, test-ready additives for rapid market entry can be ready in just a few weeks. Whether it’s rapid prototyping, customisation or personalisation, paint manufacturers can usually only dream of what has long been a reality in other industries. Their ideas are thwarted by minimum purchase quantities, a lack of know-how, expensive machinery or the unavailability of yet-to-be-developed powder types.
» originally published in the magazin European Coatings Journal, issue November 2018, pages 30–35 (Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG)
Increasing trend towards customer’s own product – Schüttgut-Interview with Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob (German Article)
Schüttgut-Interview with Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Engineering, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
At Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, the focus is on processes related to particle design and particle engineering for the development, optimization, functionalization and production of powders and bulk materials such as granules and pellets. Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Engineering, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik in Weimar, explains where the current challenges lie in the industry. (German article)
» originally published in the magazin Schüttgut 04/2018, VOGEL Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG
Matted from hot gas stream – matting agent with Glatt powder synthesis (German Article)
Spray calcination // Their share in the paint system is only a few percent, but their effect triggers buying impulses and makes the cash registers of vehicle manufacturers and furniture producers ring: Matting agents. Thanks to a novel process of spray calcination in a pulsating stream of hot gas, new ideas can be turned into additives ready for testing within just a few weeks. (Article in German language)
» originally published in the magazin ‘Farbe und Lack’, issue 03/2018, Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG
Innovative particle design for high performance applications (German Article)
With APPtec® for thermal powder synthesis and high-temperature fluid bed, plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik offers effective manufacturing processes for unique product properties. For particle design and the development of customized processes, Glatt has apparatus and equipment on a laboratory, pilot and production scale. (Article in German language)
» originally published in the magazine ‘Mitteldeutsche Mitteilungen’, issue 02/2018 (VDI)
Better safe than sorry – Design safety for fluid bed systems (German Article)
Design-based explosion protection is one of the most important precautionary measures for operating fluidized bed systems in a process-safe manner. Atex-compliant designs range from explosion-suppressed to explosion-pressure-resistant apparatus. (Article in German language)
» Author: Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
» originally published in the magazine ‘Prozesstechnik’, issue 02/2017 pages 54-55 (Fachwelt Verlag)
Greener granulating and adding value – Effective fluid bed plant design (German Article)
German energy prices are among the highest in Europe. More efficient energy use pays off not only in terms of operational cost management, but also in terms of competitiveness and image. Whether in the form of spectacular architecture, as in the case of state-of-the-art, energetically self-sufficient company headquarters, or in silver-grey components for fluidized bed plants – there is always a holistic approach behind successful concepts. (Article in German language)
» Author: Dr. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
» originally published in the magazine ‘Prozesstechnik’, Special issue 2017 pages 46-47 (Fachwelt Verlag)
We support product development from the very beginning
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik in Weimar, Germany, is a global plant manufacturer with its own fluidized bed technology. As sales director, Volker Budzinski is responsible for international project development at Glatt Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals. In this interview, he answers questions about the company’s internal workflow.
» originally published in the magazin ‘food Marketing & TECHNOLOGY’, issue 12/2016 pages 34-36 (Dr. Harnisch Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany)
Continuous process for manufacturing powders with customis-able properties – Whatever the field – medical engineering, battery technology or special pigments – companies looking to develop new applications for high-performance materials are dependent on new and innovative production technologies. A milestone in the produc-tion of customised powders has now been reached in Weimar, Germany.
» originally published in the magazin ‘PROCESS Worldwide’, issue 05/2016, pages 46–48 (VOGEL Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG)
Particle synthesis in pulsed hot gas stream: Powders tailored to customers’ needs
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik developed a new powder technology that allows powder composition and particle design to be adjusted to meet a customer’s specific application needs. By synthesising the powder in a pulsed hot gas stream, product structures can now be generated that were not accessible with conventional techniques.
» originally published in the magazin ‘cpp – chemical plants processing’, issue 01/2016 pages 12–13 (Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer GmbH)
Powder production accelerates pulse beat – spray pyrolysis reactor for pigments and catalysts (German Article)
Powder production accelerates pulse beat – spray pyrolysis reactor for pigments and catalysts
Tailor-made – this stands for unique, high-quality and suitable. The Apptec process developed by Glatt for powder synthesis, on the other hand, leaves little room for chance. With a pulsating hot gas stream, this further development of spray pyrolysis enables unerring particle design for application fields such as catalyst and pigment development. (Article in German language)
» originally published in the magazin ‘Chemie Technik’, issue 04/2016 S.62–65 (Hüthig GmbH)