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Cryo-Grind Size Reduction Systems Cryo-GrindSize Reduction Systems

For fine grinding plastics and pigments


Raw Material

For fine grinding plastics and pigments


Liquid Nitrogen Tank

Cooling Conveyor Grinding Mill


The Cryo-Grind process is not new, but The Cryo-Grind process is not new, but the the improvements made Air Products working in improvements made by by Air Products working in conjunction with grinding mill conjunction with grinding mill manufacturers all manufacturers all over the world - mean that over the world mean that the nitrogen ratios and particle size distribution are now better than ever. the nitrogen ratios and particle size distribution are now better than ever.

Powdered Product
Air Products Cryo-Grind systems perform Air Products Cryo-Grind systems perform three three essential the efficient particle particle essential tasks intasks in the efficientsize size reduction of all types of and pigments: reduction of all types of plastics plastics and pigments:

Cryogenic grinding

Cryogenic grinding

Grinding tough, thermoplastic materials Grinding tough, thermoplastic materials polypropylene, nylon, powder coatings etc. at - polypropylene, nylon etc. - at cryogenic cryogenic temperatures ensures that plastics are temperatures ensures that plastics are brittle brittle enough to be ground below 300 micron enough to be ground below 300 micron particle size: and even down to 50 micron and particle size: and even down to 50 micron below with the improved new Cryo-Grind systems. and below with the improved new

Advantages

Temperature control

Cryo-Grind systems.

Materials normally brittle enough to grind at Materials normally brittle enough to grind at ambient temperatures can start to degrade when ambient temperatures can start to degrade the ambient temperature rises i.e in summer, when the ambient temperature rises during processing or if throughput increases are i.e. in summer, or if throughput increases are required. Cryo-Grind systems inject controlled required. Cryo-Grind systems inject amounts of liquid nitrogen to regulate the heat of controlled amounts of liquid nitrogen to the grinding process and allow higher material regulate the heat of the grinding mill and throughputs at any time of the year. allow higher material throughputs at any time of the year.

Temperature control

Smaller particles Smaller particles Plastics and pigments can be introduced into Plastics and pigments can be introduced into high performance materials with improved high performance materials with improved mixing and better final material quality mixing and better final material quality Regular particle size More uniform particle size distribution Cryogenically ground materials have Cryogenically ground materials have aa narrower, more consistent size distribution narrower size differential and smoother and unproved surface characeristics surface area Efficient process Efficient process Nitrogen usage minimised and throughput Nitrogen usage isisminimised and throughput maximised by using Air Products maximised by using Air Products Cryo-Grind systems Cryo-Grind systems
Process cooling/temperature control Temperature control Higher throughputs (even in summer) and no Higher throughputs (even summer) and no material degradation material degradation

Advantages

Inert grinding

Inertness Inert grinding Inertness Organic materials (especially pigments) have an Prevention ofof dustexplosions using an inert Organic risk of explosion when very fine have Prevention dust explosions using an inert increasedmaterials (especially pigments)particles nitrogen atmosphere nitrogen atmosphere an increasedair and the heat of the grinding mill. risk of explosion when very fine combine with particles combine to make the atmosphereof the Trial Facilities with air and the heat inert The use of nitrogen Trial facilities representative grinding mill. The use this occurrence. reduces the possibility ofof nitrogen to make the Call your local Air Products representative to Call your local Air Products find out about Air Products trial facilities atmosphere inert reduces the possibility of to find out about Air Products trial and appropriate to your application. this occurrence. demonstration facilities appropriate to your application.

Cryo-Grind system cooling conveyors

Foam-insulated cooling conveyor ideal for applications that require frequent material changes

Vacuum-insulated cooling conveyor this cylindrical conveyor is designed for maximum operating efficiency

Overview of the vacuum-insulated cooling conveyors


Type E-100 E-150 E-300 E-300XL Screw Dia. (inner) [mm] 100 150 300 300 Outer Dia. [mm] 219 256 406 406 Overall Length [mm] 4000 4000 4000 7000 Mid. Inlet Height (Flange) Approx. Outlet Inlet-Outlet Weight (Incl. [mm] [mm] Frame) [kg] 3000 3000 3000 6000 (max.) 600 600 600 700 270 300 400 650

Utility Requirements: Electrical motor: between 1.1 and 3 kW, 400V, 3 phase Instrumentation: 220V single phase Instrument air: (GAN) 6 bar

About Air Products


Air Products is a leading international gases and chemicals group, with turnover of approximately $10 billion and operations in over 40 countries worldwide. We have more than 60 years cryogenics experience and three decades of research data on cryogenic grinding techniques.

The next step


For more information on Cryo-Grind technology and details about demonstrations, please contact your local Air Products office. Americas Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 7201 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA 18195-1501 Tel 800-654-4567 Fax 800-272-4449 E-mail info@apci.com Europe Air Products PLC Hersham Place Technology Park Molesey Road, Hersham Walton-on-Thames Surrey KT12 4RZ England Tel 44-1932-249200 Fax 44-1932-249565 Asia Air Products Asia, Inc. Suite 6504-7 Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road Wanchai, Hong Kong Tel 852-25271922 Fax 852-25271927
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State-of-the-art systems
The Cryo-Grind systems have been developed using the expertise of Air Products in-house cryogenic grinding research facilities, together with those of our associates, the grinding mill manufacturers, to provide the optimum size reduction solution.

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