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Chemical milling

Chemical milling is an indispensable operation in the domain of chemical processing. It revolves around the reduction of chemical substances into finer particles. The journey begins with primary and secondary communion of chemical compounds, transforming them into smaller portions. The concluding phase, grinding, converts these particles into ultra-fina powders by using an industrial chemical milling machine. Why is this important? Amplifying the surface area of chemical particles enhances their reactivity and increases efficiency in subsequent processes.

Chemical milling process

A well-designed chemical milling process leads to enhanced productivity, lower energy expenditure, and superior yields. In essence, efficient chemical milling is fundamental in unlocking the full potential of chemical products, establishing it as a crucial process in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics and beyond.

Specifying a process for chemical milling

The process we undertake when designing a solution for industrial chemical milling involves a number of important considerations, such as:

  • Material compatibility: Understanding the nature and characteristics of the chemicals involved is crucial. Each element has its unique properties and processing prerequisites, be it pharmaceutical actives, catalysts, chemical reagents, calcium compounds, gypsum, hard chemical, phosphates, or other complex compounds. Therefore, the process must be designed to cater to the unique needs of the materials.
  • Choice of equipment: Depending on the type of materials and the intended output, the right type of chemical milling machinery and processing equipment must be selected. The choice of equipment directly impacts the efficiency, energy expenditure, and yield of the process.
  • Product quality: The chemical milling process has the ability to create ultra-fine powders, enhancing the reactivity and efficiency of the substances. The grinding and milling stages are meticulously planned to yield the desired product quality.
  • Energy efficiency: The processes are as energy-efficient as possible to reduce operational costs and environmental impact. Considerations for energy efficiency might include the choice of machinery, the sequence of operations, and operational parameters.
  • Safety: Safety considerations are paramount when working with chemical compounds. This includes safe handling and storage of chemicals, provision of appropriate safety equipment for workers, and proper disposal of chemical waste.
  • Adaptability: Processes cater to diverse chemical milling needs across different industries. They are designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet client requirements.

Materials we work with

We have an impressive knowledge of chemical milling, with over 90 years of experience. During this time, we have compiled data on thousands of tests on over 500 categories of materials, giving us the technical expertise to design and build solutions suitable to diverse chemical processing needs.

We deal with a comprehensive range of chemical materials, each possessing unique characteristics and processing prerequisites. This includes pharmaceutical actives, catalysts, and various chemical reagents, along with calcium compounds and gypsum. Our capabilities extend to hard chemicals, phosphates, and other complex chemical compounds. We also work with versatile chemicals used across various industries.

Chemical milling with Atritor

Atritor chemical milling solutions accommodate a multitude of processing needs. We design solutions for dry milling, fine milling, deagglomeration, and classifying chemical substances, promoting efficient processing and optimal product quality. Our chemical milling machinery is engineered for precision and resilience, ensuring consistent performance even in the most rigorous milling operations.

Our expertise in chemical milling allows us to cater to the unique requirements of the product. Atritor machines are designed and built to deliver optimal results and ensure very high-quality output for clients.

Atritor solutions simultaneously dry and mill materials from 95% moisture to less than 0.01%.

  • The Cell Mill is ideal for super fine milling of chemical products.
  • The Dryer-Pulveriser is used for coarser materials that are harder or more abrasive.
  • The Microniser is particularly suitable for small-capacity applications.

Get in touch with our team to discuss which of our chemical milling services are right for you.

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