Typical applications for Freeze Granulation are homogeneous granulation and drying of engineering (advanced, fine, high-performance) ceramic powders; oxides (alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2), silica (SiO2)), nitrides (silicon nitride (Si3N4)) and carbides (SiC) and also granulation of powders of metal oxides, plasma spraying, nanomaterials (nanopowders), diamonds (PCD/CBN inserts), LED Lighting, pyrotechnicals (igniters, delay elements) and drying of pharmaceuticals and drugs, and for drying of biomaterials like proteins, enzymes and fine chemicals.
Freeze granulation can be utilized on lab scale as well on production scale with equality in granule properties and high yield for many applications. Besides large quantities also very small experimental batches (50-100 ml slip) can easily be processed. The equipment is easy to clean, enabling use of water insoluble polymers (latexes) as binder and running of several different batches during one day. Water is the preferred liquid medium but it is also possible to use and recycle organic solvents (freeze point > -25°C).