Compaction: why ?

Briquetting (agglomerates, briquettes, compacts, ... ), and compaction-granulation (granules) processes are technologies of particle size enlargment using a dry process in which dusts or powders are formed into calibrated shapes.

A Technical Solution

  • Obtain products of the same size, volume and weight: an agglomerate/a compact can represent the exact dose required in a process.
  • Obtain a specified and constant product size-range.
  • Reduce the volume of a powder.
  • Stabilize mixtures of powders: during handling and transport, the heterogeneous mixtures of particles lose their uniformity because of the variation in density, shape and size of the particles. The problems of segregation disappear.
  • Improve the flowability of the powders, thus preventing problems of feed, dosage or packaging.
  • Improve the compactability of some powders.
  • Eliminate the problems of dust generation during handling.
  • Control the hardness and strength of products.
  • Control the dispersion rate of granules.
  • Solve the problems of powder caking during storage.

A Commercial/Marketing solution

  • Increase the sales appeal of a product.
  • Facilitate dosage use: a briquette can represent the exact dose required in a process for ease of exact dosage.

An Environmental solution

  • Recycle industrial waste.
  • Recycle beneficiated dust in an industrial process.
  • Eliminate pollution problems caused by airborne dust : air and ground pollution.

An Economical solution

  • Replace the wet process of agglomeration involving costly drying and binder addition techniques.
  • Allow more flexibility in the choice of raw materials purchased at the most attractive price (Fertilizer compounds).
  • Adapt easily and quickly to a wider range of mixed fertilizer formulas.
  • Granule products that cannot be granulated by means of other techniques (wet process).
  • Upgrade by-products.
  • Reduce the packing, storage and transport costs thanks to a volume reduction and higher density of the product.
  • Avoid loss of product in dust form.