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Air jet micronization for precision grain size powder production in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries

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Machining, fine (grinding, lapping)
Pharmaceuticals/fine chemicals
Food and feed ingredients
Other speciality materials
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products


A French SME skilled in air jet micronization is offering this technology allowing precise grain size formulation for pharmaceutical or food related powders development. The company is looking for industrial companies in these sectors to assist them in the development of new dry powders based products, from the testing phase to industrialisation, under technical cooperation agreement, and produce new powders under manufacturing agreements.



Food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are nowadays looking for higher precision grain size for the development of new powder based products.

This French SME is specialized in grinding has developed a new technology based on air jet micronization. Air-jet micronization involves projecting particles against each other using converging air jets. The impact of these in these air jets causes them to burst into finer particles. The present technology allows to have a much finer precision on grain size required by the industry.

This technology combined with the company's expertise provides
a grain size from 1 to 200 microns with a guarantee of replicability. The company also offers additional support to their customers (listed in advantages below).

The company is offering its expertise to co-develop new food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic powders together with companies in this sector under technical cooperation agreement. It then offers its manufacturing capacity to produce the powder under mutually defined specifications with a manufacturing agreement.

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Technical development support includes : - Expertise to measure and obtain a higher replicability of dry powders grain size - Supporting the client in the definition of technical specifications - Integrated laboratory for physical measurement including laser and image analysis techniques - The powder can be supplied with a packaging ranging from 500 g to 50 kg. - Clean room production, cleaning process validation

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Already on the market

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Type : Industrial companies in pharmaceutical, food or cosmetic sectors requiring to use powder based materials Role : co-developping new powder production process using the air jet micronization technology and then purchase high quality grain size powder produced by the technology owner under manufacturing agreement

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SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500