Spray-freezing and freeze drying

Spray-freezing and freeze drying – Freeze Granulation

PowderPro AB develop, manufacture, market and sell equipment and know-how for Freeze Granulationspray freezing and subsequent freeze drying (lyophilization or cryodesiccation). Freeze Granulation was developed in late 1980s at Swedish Ceramic Institute in Göteborg and it is also a development of Spray Freeze Drying (SFD) and Spray Freezing into Liquid (SFL).

Spray cooling or rather called spray freezing is the first step in the freeze granulation process where a suspension is atomized, sprayed with a nozzle, into a chamber with liquid nitrogen. The small droplets are then rapidly frozen with a minimum of ice crystal growth. The frozen material (granules) are then transferred to a freeze dryer where the ice is removed by sublimation, i e never go through a liquid state that ensure homogeneity preservation.

Below you can see an illustration of the Freeze Granulation process.

Please contact us for more information and a test-granulation of your powder system.

Illustration of Freeze Granulation

Illustration of Freeze Granulation

Spray-freezing and freeze drying

Spray-freezing and freeze drying – Freeze Granulation

PowderPro AB develop, manufacture, market and sell equipment and know-how for Freeze Granulationspray freezing and subsequent freeze drying (lyophilization or cryodesiccation). Freeze Granulation was developed in late 1980s at Swedish Ceramic Institute in Göteborg and it is also a development of Spray Freeze Drying (SFD) and Spray Freezing into Liquid (SFL).

Spray cooling or rather called spray freezing is the first step in the freeze granulation process where a suspension is atomized, sprayed with a nozzle, into a chamber with liquid nitrogen. The small droplets are then rapidly frozen with a minimum of ice crystal growth. The frozen material (granules) are then transferred to a freeze dryer where the ice is removed by sublimation, i e never go through a liquid state that ensure homogeneity preservation.

Below you can see an illustration of the Freeze Granulation process.

Please contact us for more information and a test-granulation of your powder system.

Freeze granulation illustration

Freeze Granulation illustration

Pressing of powders

Pressing is the dominating shaping technique for ceramics and powder metals. Submicron and/or composite powders require adequate preparation to achieve a pressing performance that ensures dense compaction into a homogeneous state.

Conventional powder granulation methods (spray drying, sieve granulation etc) show drawbacks. Migration phenomena cause inhomogeneities and hard granules that do not disintegrate properly during pressing.

The preparation of a powder suspension by applying colloidal processing combined with sufficient mechanical treatment provides optimal homogeneity

  • can be preserved by spray freezing and subsequent freeze drying resulting in

Homogeneous powder granules with superior performance made by Freeze Granulation.