NETZSCH Introduces Small-Batch Grinding Equipment to Pharmaceutical Industry


NETZSCH Introduces Small-Batch Grinding Equipment to Pharmaceutical Industry at Interphex 2008

EXTON, Pa. - Dec. 18, 2007 - NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology LLC will showcase small-batch nanoparticle equipment for wet-grinding in booth 1412 at Interphex 2008 in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 26-28.

NETZSCH is featuring the MicroCer, a laboratory-sized mill that offers metal-free fine grinding with chamber parts in wear-resistant Yttria stabilized zirconium oxide. It features NETZSCH'S proprietary ZETA® grinding system and improved centrifugal separation system that employs grinding media from 0.05 to 0.8 mm in size, the smallest in the industry.

The MicroCer is part of NETZSCH's MicroSeries line of agitator bead mills for wet grinding of small batches (0.14 to 0.5 liter) with resultant particles down to 10 to 20 nanometers in size. This laboratory-sized equipment minimizes product loss, making it ideal for grinding of high-quality, high-priced and scarce pharmaceutical materials. The line features three different mills for traditional, solvent-based, or water-based applications that can be scaled up to full-size production equipment.

Additional features of MicroSeries machines includes double-acting mechanical seals,; swivel grinding chambers that simplify operation and thereby reduce product loss; and integrated circulation tanks with adjustable hose pumps to continuously process particles in circulation operation.

About NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC

NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC (Exton, Pa.), an affiliated company of the Germany-based NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, provides customized grinding, mixing, dispersing, kneading, deaeration, classifying, press and laboratory solutions for the paint and coating, pigment, pharmaceutical, food processing, ceramics, agricultural, minerals processing, cosmetics and R&D markets. More than 130 years of experience, targeted development and daily contact with customers, combined with process engineering know-how and an extensive machine and plant program, make NETZSCH one of the world's leading suppliers.

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