Glatt will present fluidized bed and spouted bed technologies designed to agglomerate, spray granulate, coat and dry a variety of ingredients at this year's Supply Side West in Las Vegas. The company's proprietary technology, which uses upward-flowing process air from fluidized particles, can be used to spray granulate liquids, agglomerate powders and encapsulate sensitive chemicals.
Glatt's presentation will be intended to address application challenges including the time release of active ingredients and storage/packaging issues. Applications that will be discussed include powdered drink formulations made up of semi-hydrophobic components, agglomerated baby foods, nutritional supplements (probiotics and vitamins) with functional film coatings and more.
Volker Budzinski, sales manager, process technology food, feed & fine chemicals commented on how the company plans to address application challenges for a variety of industry clients. He said, "Our clients approach us with many different questions and requirements. Together, we develop the most appropriate technological strategy. Primarily, we are solution providers. We develop and optimize processes for various application issues – and also design the appropriate individual plant or even entire production lines that are ready to use. We accompany our clients from initial start-up to conclusion. As an alternative, we also provide contract manufacturing services.”