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Twin Dome Granulator™ Extruder

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Operation

The patented Twin Dome Granulator (TDG) Extruder offers high capacity twin screw extrusion through a hemi-spherical die that allows for uniform extrusion pressure and shear.

The wet mix, which is typically prepared in a kneader, pug mixer or high shear granulator (pharma), is metered into the feed hopper by a feeder or hand fed. Twin screws transport the wet mix to the extrusion zone where it is then wiped through a dome die (screen) to produce well formed, cylindrical extrudates of a controlled diameter. The extrudates break off by their own weight and are collected for the next processing step.

Features and Benefits

  • Low pressure extrusion with negligible heat generation
  • Screw transport ensures plug flow, first in first out
  • Easy-to-clean clamshell design extrusion chamber for easy access to process parts
  • Hydraulic clamping system for ease of disassembly
  • Minimal holdup volume
  • Easy scale-up
  • High yield
  • Better particle size distribution
  • Improved flowability
  • Excellent process repeatability

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Applications

Agricultural Chemicals


LCI’s low pressure extrusion systems are extensively used to produce extruded pesticides in the form of Water Dispersible Granules (WDG) and Water Soluble Granules (WSG). 

Products include:

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Biocides

Commonly extruded pesticides:

  • Atrazine Ametryn
  • Amicarbazone Carfentrazone
  • Chlorimuron Dicamba
  • Diuron Flumioxazin
  • Glyphosate Isoxaflutole
  • Metribuzin Sulfentrazone

Other Products

  • Animal antibiotics
  • Feed additives (enzymes)
  • Tobacco
  • Nutraceutical intermediates

Pharmaceutical

LCI's low pressure extrusion systems in conjunction with our spheronization systems are used to produce high API drug pellets.

  • Controlled release pellets for encapsulation
  • Delayed release enteric coated pellets
  • Sustained release pellets
  • Multi-particulate systems
  • Multi-unit erosion matrix pellets
  • Pellets for special tabletting applications
  • Immediate release pellets for sachets

Industrial Chemicals

  • Catalysts (zeolites)
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Specialty detergents
  • Detergent additives (enzymes)
  • Absorbents
  • Sodium benzoate

Food & Beverage Additives

  • Flavors
  • Beverage preservatives
  • Colorants
  • Enzymes

 

 

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