Micro Pelletizing

In the so-called micro pelletizing, the hot melt is cut by centrically aligned knives directly after discharge from the die. Subsequently, it is air-cooled through the pneumatic conveyance. This process is bound to certain product parameters. Depending on the product, spherical pellets can be produced. Common diameters are 0.8 to 1 mm (0.03 to 0.04 inches), but in some cases a diameter of 0.5 mm (0.02 inches) can be achieved. The pellets can, for example, be filled into capsules. Typical applications are prolonged-release formulations. In this case the release speed can be specified through the pellet size. The pellets can also be coated.


Leistritz Micro Pelletizer LMP 2.0
Detailed view of the cutting knives

Micro pellets example

[Translate to EN:] Anwendungen: Zwischenprodukt, Kapselbefüllung

Typical extruder sizes:

 
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