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Wet Blending for Environmental Use
Wet Blending for Environmental Use
The Challenge: AVEKA was approached by a customer to help formulate and produce a liquid slurry with various ingredients for use an environmental application. The process involved the incorporation of dry...
Spray drying nozzle
Water Purification: How AVEKA is Spray Drying the Future of Powder Processing
Water Purification: How AVEKA is Spray Drying the Future of Powder Processing
There’s no denying that liquids are essential to our everyday lives. We use liquids as fuel, lubricants, solvents, coolants, and much more. Water—the most universal liquid—makes up nearly 60% of...
Refined food particles
Washing and Decanting to Increase Protein Content of a Plant-Based Flour
Washing and Decanting to Increase Protein Content of a Plant-Based Flour
The Challenge: A customer was interested in increasing the protein content of a plant-based flour. The processing steps are well-known in the industry but require a large and specific suite...
screened particles
Vibratory Screening of a Fragile Powder
Vibratory Screening of a Fragile Powder
The Challenge: A fragile, low-density, organic powder required classification into three narrow particle size ranges: 250-180 µm, 180-150 µm, and 150-125 µm. Unfortunately, the customer's previous attempts at vibratory screening...
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Ultrasonic Vibratory Screening for Fine Powders
Ultrasonic Vibratory Screening for Fine Powders
The Challenge: AVEKA was approached by a customer to create a more reliable and effective way to classify their fine, low-density powder. At their current toller, the fine material was blinding...
tray dried particles
Tray Drying of a Wet Cake
Tray Drying of a Wet Cake
The Challenge: A customer approached AVEKA with a wet cake and requested it be dried and annealed to achieve a certain material hardness. The previous toller had inconsistent hardening results, which compromised...
tablet coating
Tablet Coating to Coat Material Used in Pet Care
Tablet Coating to Coat Material Used in Pet Care
The Challenge:The customer was in full production when a devastating hurricane destroyed their current manufacturing facility and the main crop that was required for the product, sugar. The customer quickly...
Spray Drying
Spray Drying Highly-Engineered Particles
Spray Drying Highly-Engineered Particles
The Challenge: The customer was looking for a way to create ceramic particles for a specialty application. Particle morphology was important: particles could not be hollow, broken or irregularly shaped....
Spray Drying Cosmetic Ingredients
Spray Drying Cosmetic Ingredients
Spray Drying Cosmetic Ingredients
At AVEKA Group, we’ve processed a wide range of personal & beauty care products over the years. By utilizing and executing a variety of methods—such as fluid bed drying, dry...
nutraceutical particles processed at all phases
Spray Drying and Processing of a Nutraceutical
Spray Drying and Processing of a Nutraceutical
The Challenge: AVEKA was approached by a nutraceutical company to produce their powdered product, which is used as an herbal supplement. They were transitioning away from their current toll manufacturer, who...
spherodized particles
Spheroidization for Improved Powder Flowability
Spheroidization for Improved Powder Flowability
The Challenge: AVEKA was approached by a customer to process rough, jagged particles into smooth, more spherical particles to ease downstream use and flowability. Due to several characteristics, including molecular weight...
Petri Dish
Sodium Alginate for a Live Organism Delivery System
Sodium Alginate for a Live Organism Delivery System
  The Challenge: The customer came to AVEKA with a need to deliver a live organism to the intestines, as well as increase production rates for the viable cells. Sodium...
Sensitive Particles? Lay Your Fears to Rest With Fluid Bed Drying.
Sensitive Particles? Lay Your Fears to Rest With Fluid Bed Drying.
Sensitive Particles? Lay Your Fears to Rest With Fluid Bed Drying.
The vast majority of people today have likely never heard of fluid bed drying. Yet in the world of powder processing and toll manufacturing, it is an essential processing platform...
Scaling Up a Food Grade Product Using Fluid Bed Drying
Scaling Up a Food Grade Product Using Fluid Bed Drying
Scaling Up a Food Grade Product Using Fluid Bed Drying
Quite often we have customers come to us with an idea for a material or product that – they fully admit – they are not sure how to create. Fortunately...
screened particles
Roll Drying to Create Large Food Particulates
Roll Drying to Create Large Food Particulates
The Challenge The customer was looking to manufacture a food grade ingredient that would be cold water soluble and maintain its original color, flavor and nutritional value during the drying...
Repackaging a Food-Grade Material
Repackaging a Food-Grade Material
Repackaging a Food-Grade Material
You probably don’t think much about it, but there is a lot more that goes into packaging than you may realize. A package is responsible for containing, protecting, preserving, transporting,...
prilling and melt spraying
Prilling of a High Melt Point Phytosterol
Prilling of a High Melt Point Phytosterol
The Challenge AVEKA was approached by a food grade company to process high-melting phytosterol flakes into spherical, round beads less than 500 microns. The customer desired a spherical material to provide...
Prilled particles
Prilling a Proprietary Blend of Food-Grade Materials with Encapsulated Flavoring
Prilling a Proprietary Blend of Food-Grade Materials with Encapsulated Flavoring
Prilling, also known as melt spraying, spray congealing, and melt atomization, is the process of atomizing molten liquids or mixtures and cooling the resulting droplets to form small, spherical beads, known...
encapsulation
PMU Encapsulation of Essential Oils
PMU Encapsulation of Essential Oils
The Challenge: The customer was looking for capsules to protect a mixture of 5 essential oils, which would be released only when the capsules were broken by rubbing with a...
Particle Coating for an Automotive Abrasive
Particle Coating for an Automotive Abrasive
Particle Coating for an Automotive Abrasive
Particles are a lot like people; They’re complex, plentiful, and highly vulnerable to the elements in their natural form. Whereas humans can put on a coat in inclement weather, so...
dispersion in a liquid
Nano-Dispersion for a Medical Application
Nano-Dispersion for a Medical Application
The Challenge: AVEKA was approached by a customer to help with the scale-up of their pigmented nano-dispersion for a medical application. The customer's existing formulation had a very low solids concentration,...
Melt Spraying to Create Spherical Wax Particles
Melt Spraying to Create Spherical Wax Particles
Melt Spraying to Create Spherical Wax Particles
Used for far more than just candles and crayons, wax is one of those remarkable yet commonplace materials that never ceases to amaze with its wide range of practical applications....
Electron Scan
MAIC to Surface Modify Particles & Increase Flowability
MAIC to Surface Modify Particles & Increase Flowability
The Challenge: AVEKA's technical team was asked to change the flow properties of a particle. Fumed silica is typically added to a material in order to make the material flow...
Liquid Blending for a Vitamin Formula Application
Liquid Blending for a Vitamin Formula Application
Liquid Blending for a Vitamin Formula Application
AVEKA is well known in the industry for its liquid blending capabilities, so when one of our existing customers called requesting our services, we were more than ready to show...
Layer by layer: How jet milling and air classification produce the optimal building blocks for additive manufacturing
Layer by Layer: How Jet Milling and Air Classification Produce the Optimal Building Blocks for Additive Manufacturing
Layer by Layer: How Jet Milling and Air Classification Produce the Optimal Building Blocks for Additive Manufacturing
In the early 2010s, the process of additive manufacturing was beginning to really take off. While not a new technology by any means (the concept had already been around for decades), the seemingly...
Battery & Microelectronic Production
Jet Milling Materials for Battery & Microelectronic Applications
Jet Milling Materials for Battery & Microelectronic Applications
From microchips to lithium-ion batteries and everything in between, there is certainly no shortage of microelectronics production going on in the world today. Whatever your battery or microelectronic production needs,...
coarse jet milled particles
Jet Milling for Contamination-Free, Narrow Particle Size Distribution of an Abrasive
Jet Milling for Contamination-Free, Narrow Particle Size Distribution of an Abrasive
The Challenge: The customer approached AVEKA requesting a contamination-free milling process for an abrasive product requiring tight particle size control and a narrow particle size distribution. The customer previously had used ball...
Hammer Milling a Polymer Pellet
Hammer Milling a Polymer Pellet
Hammer Milling a Polymer Pellet
Back in the Stone Age, when a Neanderthal man wanted something crushed down, he would simply strike it repeatedly with a hard rock until it was the desired size. Fast...
fluid bed dryers
Fluid Bed Drying to Create a Dry Powder
Fluid Bed Drying to Create a Dry Powder
The Challenge: The customer needed to lower the soluble salt level of ground shells to qualify the material as a filler in subsequent processing. For ease of handling up stream,...
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Dry Water Encapsulation for Personal Care
Dry Water Encapsulation for Personal Care
The Challenge AVEKA was approached by a beauty care company to create a dry water personal care product. The customer had an aqueous liquid formulation to be encapsulated, creating a free-flowing...
Dry Blending a Kosher Food Product
Dry Blending a Kosher Food Product
Dry Blending a Kosher Food Product
A customer recently approached us with a new formula for a food-grade product that involved dry blending the ingredients with an additive. They requested a volume of 80 metric tons...
Developing an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic Microbeads
Developing an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic Microbeads
Developing an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic Microbeads
You wouldn’t knowingly rinse a plastic container down the drain, would you? Of course not! Unfortunately, you may be surprised to hear that according to a report by the United...
particle characterization services for flavor powders
Characterization of Flavor Powders
Characterization of Flavor Powders
The Challenge: The customer had several seasoning powders that behaved differently in a snack food coating application. These seasonings were not attaching to the snack food surfaces as desired, resulting...
Bead milling a proprietary water-based coating
Bead milling a proprietary water-based coating
Bead milling a proprietary water-based coating
Whether your area of expertise is in printing, electronics, cosmetics, or agrochemistry, there is likely a need for micro-fine particle dispersions in any new product development. AVEKA has been processing particle dispersions and specialty coatings for...
Ball Milling
Ball Milling for Size Reduction of High Purity Materials
Ball Milling for Size Reduction of High Purity Materials
The Challenge: The customer was looking for a way to reduce the particle size of their specialty value-added ceramic pigment. While size reduction is a common request, in this case...
alginate beads
Alginate Beads for Eye-Catching Abrasives
Alginate Beads for Eye-Catching Abrasives
The Challenge The customer was looking for a visually appealing large bead to be an abrasive in a consumer home care product. The beads needed to be aesthetically pleasing, requiring...
microencapsulation particles
Air Classification with a Narrow PSD and Impacts on Yield
Air Classification with a Narrow PSD and Impacts on Yield
The Challenge: The customer was looking for a way to classify their glass powder waste to be used in a new application. To fit the new application, the glass needed...
A Complete Guide to Purchasing an Air Classifier
A Complete Guide to Purchasing an Air Classifier
A Complete Guide to Purchasing an Air Classifier
Is your business considering purchasing precision air classification equipment for fine particle separation at a high throughput? Whether you’ve been toll manufacturing your materials for years or have a new...
A complete guide to purchasing a jet mill
A Complete Guide to Purchasing a Jet Mill
A Complete Guide to Purchasing a Jet Mill
Is your business considering purchasing precision jet milling equipment for fine particle size reduction and increased throughput? Whether you’ve been toll manufacturing your materials for years or have a new...

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