Glatt Ingenieurtechnik provides its pioneering fluidized bed and spouted bed technologies for all applications that require specific particle sizes or shapes, optimum solubility, compressibility or the functional protection of active ingredients. The engineering expert and plant manufacturer offers capabilities in product and process development across the fields of food, beverage and instant products, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.
For nutritional supplement manufacturers working with ingredients or products that are supposed to feature particular properties can be demanding – whether it is a technological challenge during production, a specific protective role or a sensory or nutritional function. Glatt’s fluidized bed technology enables manufacturers to optimize product properties. As such, drink powders comprising semi-hydrophobic components or agglomerated baby foods that do not separate and offer both excellent solubility and homogenous particle distribution properties can be produced. Additionally, nutritional supplements can be covered with functional film coatings that provide better active ingredient release profiles. Plus, with spray granulation, it is possible to dry liquid food additives and precisely adjust their particle size.
Plant engineering is Glatt’s core business, therefore, its tailor-made ingredients are produced on state-of-the-art facilities. The ProCell LabSystem mobile laboratory, Glatt’s most flexible lab unit, can be used for both fluidized bed and spouted bed trials. Equipped with different process inserts, the innovative facility suits all possible process variations and combinations. As one of the world’s leading manufacturer of integrated plant solutions, Glatt combines sustainable, hygienic and economical process and facilities planning with a wide range of engineering services – from initial product idea to start-up of turn-key production. Customers from around the world send their product engineers to Glatt in Weimar to develop new formulations. In close collaboration with the company’s experts, they create product samples and establish the process parameters for large capacity scale-up. Glatt works with its customers from the very beginning of the process and meet their needs by co-developing their products and their processes so that they are successful in the market.
At http://www.enhancing-ingredients.com/, Glatt offers a white paper about the guiding role of fluidized and spouted bed technologies in the particle building process including practical examples from spray granulation to coating, critical process parameters, and thought-provoking approaches to successful product and process development, as well as process and plant engineering. www.glatt.com