Granulation operations at Bepex are focused on increasing the overall particle size of your material, either through force/pressure or through agitation with a liquid binder. In either case, the result is a larger, denser, and often times stronger granule. In high-pressure granulation, we are often able to compress fine powders or granules without liquid binder. This pressed sheet of material is then milled in series of grinding steps to produce a strong and dense granule, often with low dispersion characteristics. In wet agglomeration or particle growth, the fine powder or granular material is agitated with one or more liquid binders which aid in cohesion. The resulting product is either a pellet, sphere, or irregular shaped granule which generally has medium to high dispersion characteristics. Wet agglomeration often requires post-drying or curing of the wet granules, which we typically carry out with our Fluid Bed dryer.