Continuous Manufacturing of Formulations in Minutes instead of Hours

Microinnova Engineering GmbH has successfully commissioned two continuous formulation production plants to a European client. The design of the fully automated plant is very compact, which makes it possible to easily transport & install it at a different manufacturing site on the other side of the world.  It possesses an integrated Plug & Play concept, which means that 14 tons per day can be produced. All streams are controlled with precise mass flow meters so no labor intensive pre-weight of substances is needed and instant change of recipe is possible. This provides an easy capacity increase for the client and enables the production of new products.

“This plant replaces several batch vessels, reduces processing time from hours to minutesminimizes work hours and waste, enables constant product qualityincreases safety and can be upgraded for different products”, says project manager Mitja Ogrizek.

Eight different liquid feeds with versatile viscosities are dosed into three static mixers to deliver the end product mixture, which is then used further in the production process. The plant can produce different polymer concentration mixtures and the produced amount can be regulated based on the daily supply demand of the customer. The continuous mixing system is fully automated and can easily be connected to the local site IT systems, such as SAP.

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