Key Benefits of Particle Size Reduction: Part 2

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Deb Shechter
Sep 3, 2015
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Key Benefits of Particle Size Reduction: Part 2

In part 1 of our look at the key benefits of particle size reduction, we highlighted 5 advantages: increased dissolution rate; improved drug delivery; cleaning product health & safety; controlling the rate of reaction; and greater density.

Here in part 2, we continue by highlighting 5 more key benefits of particle size reduction:

6. Consistent Product Appearance

Manufacturers must be able to consistently control the appearance of their products, in order to meet with consumer expectations. Particle size reduction and analysis is critical for determining key parameters such as transparency, viscosity, gloss, hue, and so on. For example, paint manufacturers need to ensure that their paint products achieve the required light scattering effects while a chemical coatings manufacturer needs to be able to control the viscosity of their products.

7. Consistent Texture

Achieving consistent end product texture is also a vital considering for manufacturers in various areas, such as the food industry. This consideration includes but goes beyond appearance and esthetics, because particle size can directly impact taste and flavoring, such as with coffee grounds, drink crystals, etc.

8.  Recycling Plastics

Plastics are not biodegradable, and thus disposing of them presents a recycling challenge and potential environmental threat. Particle size reduction is used to reduce the particle size of plastic components, so they can be more effectively inserted into specially-designed plastic shredders.

9. Improved Mineral Processing

Some forms of mineral processing, those involving ores, use comminution (particle size reduction) in order to improve the grade and recovery of the final product. This is a very delicate, finely detailed process, as particles that are too fine can prevent key concentration processes from happening.

10. Separating Grain Components

Particle size reduction is used to reduce grain to a desired size for various filler applications, and support the distribution of the end product by: exposing a greater surface area for digestion; improving the ease of handling certain ingredients; improving the mixing characteristics of certain ingredients; improving pelleting efficiency; and improving pellet quality.  

Pion’s Particle Size Reduction Technology

At Pion, our groundbreaking technology is uniquely and specifically designed to break particles apart in a controlled, consistent and efficient manner.

Unlike other technologies that apply a single mechanical force to mix a product, our technology leverages all available mechanical forces, and therefore achieves optimal results.

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