Powders can be processed to suitable morphologies and sizes by different methods. Mechanical sizing by crushing and sieving into the wanted particle size fraction, freeze granulation, spray granulation, agglomeration, spray coating and spray drying are available techniques at different throughputs resulting in significant different powder morphologies and particle size fractions. Equipment for calcination and heat treatment in different atmospheres are available.
The major part of the infrastructure is related to powder processing and characterization of these. Several instruments have been acquired and installed in the last year. The techniques that are possible to use for tailoring different powders are spray drying, spray coating, spray granulation and agglomeration. Different equipment is installed which enables the production of different materials, and different batch sizes from gram scale to several kilograms per day. The latter is important where smaller amounts of material is available or necessary. The equipment selected is based on processes which are easy to scale up to industrial scale if necessary. The equipment for processing of powders are the following:
The equipment is very well suited for developing materials with different morphologies by different processes which are possible to scale up. The equipment is run and monitored by skilled technicians and scientists. The choice of the right experiment/experimental conditions for a specific test can also be established through discussion with our experts.
The above mentioned powder production can be performed in a single lab. Prior to processing, it is possible to crush down materials and sieve to selected size ranges if necessary. A wide range of characterization is available on site in different laboratories.