How to Tame Recalcitrant Ingredients with Technological Processes

Plant-based functional ingredients behave differently than manufacturers of nutraceuticals and cosmetic products would like. Innovative processes such as double microencapsulation can help them to overcome bioavailability and solubility challenges.

Fluid bed systems: continuous, batch or a hybrid?

The discussion pro and contra continuous versus batch production is conducted as if there were only these two alternatives. However, with the Glatt series, plant solutions have long been available that enable both types of process control. A look at the requirements of two customers shows which issues are really decisive. (German article)

PHOS4green sets signals in the circular economy

Now the first plant is about to be commissioned and Glatt’s process is being used as part of a BMBF joint project in the Rhine-Main region. (article in German language)

PHOS4green – Implementation of a Plant for the Production of 60,000 t/a of Fertilizer from Sewage Sludge Ash at Haldensleben

PHOS4green – Implementation of a Plant for the Production of 60,000 t/a of Fertilizer from Sewage Sludge Ash at SERAPLANT Gmbh in Haldensleben, Germany.

The Gentle Processing of Highly Volatile Oils

Sensitive raw materials, especially those that are volatile or of natural origin, require particularly gentle process conditions. Spray granulation, spray coating and (micro)encapsulation procedures have proven to be methods of choice, as they enable high yields, low temperatures and bespoke properties.

Process Technologies to Optimize Detergent Manufacturing

How can cleaning agents components be produced in a more environmentally friendly and effective way? With fluid bed and spouted bed technologies, plant manufacturer and process expert, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, offers modern, established solutions.

Outside-in process from plant manufacturer: From the idea to market launch – the future is made by the team

Outside-in process from the plant manufacturer: From the idea to market maturity – the future is made by the team.
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)

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)

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

How future materials become reality with fluid bed technologies and Glatt powder synthesis

How future materials become reality with fluid bed technologies and Glatt powder synthesis. 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)