The machines and plants manufactured by the Grinding & Dispersing Business Unit of the NETZSCH Group are used primarily in the following areas of application: chemicals, paint, pigments, inorganic matter/minerals, sealants and adhesives, ceramics and in the life science field for pharmaceuticals, goods and biotechnology applications. The demands placed on machines and technology in these different industries are extremely varied. They must be reliable, have a long service life and be easy to operate and custom tailored for the particular application.
That is our strength and you can rely on it. We will work with you to develop the right solution for your processing task.
NETZSCH Confectionery is attending the cocoa, chocolate, compound, filling cream and spread industry in the premises of NETZSCH in Selb, Bavaria, Germany as well through several sister companies in all globe.
For basic research, product and formulation development you can count on our well-proven laboratory machines. Reliable technology, easy operation and service – you need only concentrate on your scientific problems.
The mining and extraction of natural resources has played an important role throughout the history of mankind. The valued components are extracted from the mined mineral aggregates through various processing steps in which NETZSCH machines and plants play a role.
Paint is a coating material based on organic binders and, depending on the composition of the binding agent, can contain organic solvents and/or water. The organic or inorganic pigments that are finely dispersed in the binder give the paint its color. In general, paint is composed of binders, solvents, fillers, pigments and additives.
A world without color would be dull and drab. The elements and substances that make everything colorful are, on the one hand, divided according to the chemical structure into inorganic and organic colorants. On the other hand, the designation pigment or dye is geared toward how the colorant behaves in a particular medium. Therefore, the distinction between pigment and dye is not rigid and a single substance can be both a pigment and a dye at the same time.
Printing inks are finely dispersed, liquid to pasty mixtures which are made up of colorants such as pigments, binders (oil-varnish) and additives such as thinners, wax dispersions, etc.
Applications in the Life Science fields, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients and additives, cosmetics, household maintenance and textile care products or biotechnology products place very high demands on the machines to be employed. Matched to your application, we offer you machines with a specific design (e.g. free of dead space and GMP compliant) or specially designed models tailored to the particular requirements.
For many years now, food products have been processed with a wide variety of technologies with the machines and plants of the Grinding & Dispersing Business Unit of the NETZSCH Group. From baby food to a multitude of spices to grains and sugar, cost-effective preparation by fine grinding is required. Machines constructed of rust and acid resistant materials ensure compliance with food processing standards.
To this day, ceramics have proven their value in a multitude of applications. Continuous advancements mean that ceramics are also of interest for new applications which require durability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and temperature stability – and, at the same time, a low specific weight. Such new high-tech materials achieve strengths that are comparable with those of metals.
Pesticides protect plants or plant products from organisms that could damage them. The Grinding & Dispersing Business Unit delivers the right technology for the production of pesticides – whether by wet or dry processing.
The production of very fine particles by grinding coarse particles is referred to as the dispersion method or "top-down" process. For such grinding tasks, high energy densities such as those realized in agitator bead mills must be available. They are employed in many branches of industry for grinding raw materials into the nanometer range as well as for dispersion of fine pigments and products from "bottom-up" processes.
PMH and PML Planetary Mixing and Kneading Machines are especially suited for the production of adhesives and sealants. BP Tank Press-outs can be used to empty the system tanks of the mixing and kneading machines.
The extraction of cellulose is a complex process overall. A whole series of mechanical and chemical steps are required to first separate cellulose from the natural impurities and then refine it until chemically pure. The specially developed CONDUX Model CS 500/1000-Z High-performance Cutting Mill is used in this process. Here, the feedstock is finely ground using a multi-blade rotor (16 cutter bars on the perimeter) and a multitude of fixed cutting blades along with a special screen insert.