Agglomeration Technology

Technology and Benefits

Agglomeration affords increased particle size and porosity to powders resulting in improved dispersion and dissolution with reduced compaction. Diverse fluid binding mixtures allow for function and co-processing solutions, while closely defined particles solve unique application requirements:
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Density
  • Surface Chemistry

The Process of Agglomeration

process of agglomeration

How Continuous Agglomeration Works

Manufacturing Capabilities

  • C designed suite with environmental controls
  • State-of-the-art agglomeration technology with blending, milling and particle sizing
  • Segregated packaging space including bags and bulk totes
  • Multiple complementary processing steps allow for delicate particle size control
  • Overs and Raw Material Mills
  • Environmental controls
  • Segregated blending & packaging
    • (1) Large Efficient Agglomerator (Defiance, OH)
    • (1) Large Sifter (Defiance, OH)
    • (3) Mills

Technical Expertise

Balchem® Ingredient Services has a deep understanding of particle science and technology and may act as a collaborative extension of your research and development team.Our experts in the field of agglomeration technology and particle analysis develop customized processes and products to fit our customers' needs. Our laboratories are equipped for detailed particle and performance analysis, including:
  • Particle size & porosity
  • Surface area, charge and composition
  • Emulsion stability
  • Dispersion and dissolution

Markets Served

Convenience, single serve and sports nutrition continue to drive the need for efficient and technically advanced agglomeration capacity. Some of the food systems or single ingredients that can be agglomerated include:
  • Single Serve Systems Applications, such as:
    • K-cup
    • Stick pack
    • Pods / Disks
    • Pouch
  • Multi Serve Systems Applications
    • Canisters
    • Bag/Bag-in-Box for food service dispensers
  • Bulk Ingredient Applications
    • Proteins
    • Hydrocolloids
    • Starches
    • Carbohydrates

Leaders In Agglomeration Technology

Balchem® Ingredient Services has the most efficient and technically advanced process technology. Our diverse manufacturing and ingredient base unifies your ingredient systems, providing solutions for your company under one roof, speeding up your product to market by providing:
  • Dedicated resource deployment
  • Rapid response
  • Co-development of products and processes
  • Streamlined scale up and pipeline fill


Contact us to discuss how our agglomeration capabilities can benefit your company.

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Agglomeration Demonstration

Tom Diehl explains how Balchem® Ingredient Services agglomeration works:


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