The handling of solid raw materials when mixing initial slurries and suspensions today requires increasing attention to eliminate or reduce the operator exposure and contamination of production the environment.
Recent ECHA regulations are moving towards to more stringent rules on the safety and handling of powdered raw materials, nevertheless manual handling by bags is still a widespread operation in the paint industry.
NETZSCH is glad to offer a wide range of modern, high-performance solutions for the automatic and semi-automatic handling of the powders used for paint &coating manufacture, such as carbon black, titanium dioxide and color pigments.
Flexible solutions for clean and efficient powder discharge will be evaluated for different cases, such as the handling of high volume single products, fast discharging of problematic products, multi-purpose pigments handling with a focus on a fast cleaning and reduced contamination.
The aim is to help our customers to find solutions for creating dust free environments that are safe areas for operators whilst also to improving the efficiency and operation of the industrial processes.
All these solutions can be integrated with the range of pre-dispersion systems offered by NETZSCH both traditional HSD or the newer generation of inline disperses.
ProPhi is the NETZSCH solution for the fast and efficient coarse and pre-grinding of suspensions in a high flow recirculation process.
The initial particle size for some products in applications contain coarse crystalline particles, or are agglomerated to particle up to the mm range. Most pre-dispersion processes are not able to comminute these particles to the required size, to receive either the final quality or to allow the subsequent fine grinding process step.
ProPhi provides particle size distributions that allow the final fine grinding step using smallest grinding media and thus significantly reducing the total energy requirement for the preparation of such products.