Toll Compaction has 5 processing rooms in the NJ plant used for dry granulation, three of which are dedicated to food and nutritional products. There are 4 rooms in Ohio dedicated for dry granulation of powdered chemicals. Each room at both facilities has its own air, water, ventilation, dust collection system, and drainage to reduce the possibilities of cross contamination. All Chilsonators are manufactured by The Fitzpatrick Company and all equipment has stainless steel contact parts. We have extensive experience dry granulating various polymer additives, specialty chemicals, functional foods, excipients, etc.
To create a desired particle size. Through dry granulation, you can take a powder, increase the particle size, and control the distribution of the particle size.
For blending similar products. Often times, our customers need to blend different materials that vary in particle size. By matching particle sizes, they can achieve a uniform blend.
To improve product flow. Powders tend to tunnel and cake. A granular product allows your product to flow freely through your production process.
To increase/decrease bulk density. By controlling the bulk density, you can control the flow and metering ability of a product.
To control particle hardness. Particle hardness can affect the dissolution and dispersion rates of a product. Also, the hardness of a particle helps to limit the disintegration of the product when being pneumatically or mechanically conveyed. By varying the pressure of the rolls in the chilsonator, we can improve the performance of a product.
To reduce dust. A dusty work environment is not only a nuisance but can pose a serious health and explosion risk. A granular product significantly reduces dusting.
Cost. Dry granulation is a more cost effective process than wet granulation.
Toll can discharge from and process into drums, PE bags, sewn bags, valve bags, gaylords, supersacks, etc. Testing includes sieve analysis, bulk density, and LOD.