Coating a Small Particle onto a Core Particle to Change Flow using (MAIC)
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AVEKA was asked by their customer to change the flow properties of a particle. Typically, fumed silica is used as a flow aid in order to make a material flow easier. However, the fumed silica is readily removed from the surface with minimal forces; causing the material to clump once more.
In order to provide flowability AVEKA used its patented MAIC (Magnetically Assisted Impact Coating) technology to peen the fumed silica on to the surface of the material.
After processing the fumed silica and the material through the MAIC, two results were evident. The first the amount of silica needed to improve the flow is significantly reduced. Second, the resulting material is stable to shaking and transportation. This is due to the fumed silica being attached to the material and not merely mixed in.
- Proprietary Process: MAIC (Magnetically Assisted Impact Coating
- Provides: Stable and Flowability
- Description: Surface Modification