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HOSOKAWA MICRON

Process equipment and systems for the mechanical and thermal processing of dry and wet powders

HOSOKAWA MICRON B.V. is a global supplier of process equipment and systems for the mechanical and thermal processing of dry and wet powders. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of mixing, drying and agglomeration technologies. Located in Doetinchem, the Netherlands, HOSOKAWA MICRON maintains extensive facilities for R&D, testing, manufacturing, toll processing and after sales services.

HOSOKAWA MICRON has a total of around 170 employees. The company turnover outside Europe is around 30 percent and the export quota totals around 85 percent. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese Hosokawa Micron Corporation.

Powder engineering at its best

HOSOKAWA MICRON provides customers with extensive experience and superior know-how in powder process technologies and engineering. The company’s product portfolio focuses on three core processes: mixing, drying and agglomeration. The equipment range includes mixers and dryers for powders, pastes, slurries and liquids, for both batch and continuous operation, from single units to complete turnkey systems.

HOSOKAWA MICRON mixers are engineered for processes including homogenizing bulk materials, coating particles, fusing materials, wetting and liquids dispersion. HOSOKAWA MICRON dryers are designed to effectively remove moisture under pressurized, atmospheric or vacuum conditions or by freeze drying. The company’s agglomeration technology produces instant agglomerates with an open structure, good solubility and good flow characteristics.

As a technology leader in mixing, drying & agglomeration technologies, HOSOKAWA MICRON process solutions are employed in many industries including the chemical, mineral, metallurgical, food, feed, cosmetic, nuclear, pharmaceutical and plastics processing industry.

HOSOKAWA MICRON boasts a competent and responsive after sales service team, offering full support for installation, commissioning, on-site inspection, repair, preventive maintenance and spare parts services, this to ensure operational reliability, optimal equipment performance and customer satisfaction.

Innovating process technologies for tomorrow

HOSOKAWA MICRON’s strong emphasis on system design capability is backed up by extensive test centre and tolling facilities to help customers in finding the optimal solution for their specific application. Frequently, new developments take place in co-operation with our customers in our well-equipped test and development centre. Comprising more than 2,000 m² and fitted with 30 machines, it offers unique possibilities to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design.

As part of the company’s activities to nurture future talent, HOSOKAWA MICRON co-founded the 'Innovation Hub Doetinchem'. The purpose of the Innovation Hub is to help educate a new generation of skilled professionals by offering research assignments and internships. Moreover, students provide fresh, new insights and are a continuous source of innovative ideas.

History

The present HOSOKAWA MICRON B.V. is the result of the merger of four companies in the Netherlands that were in the business of making process machinery. The Japanse HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION acquired these companies during the last two decades of the 21st century and merged them together, combining a wealth of knowledge and expertise in one organization. These companies were Nautamix, Vrieco, ISEM and Schugi.

Nautamix was founded in 1923, as J.E. Nauta started a mechanical workshop in Haarlem. In 1946 he developed the famous Nauta mixer. Vrieco originated from the mechanical workshop of J.W. de Vries in the 1930’s, specializing in mixing machines and conveyors for powdered products. ISEM was founded in 1928 and manufactured machinery for the production of rayon. Schugi started in 1925 as merchants in tropical produce. They developed a machine for processing molasses, which later evolved to become the Flexomix agglomeration system.

Hosokawa Micron Group

The HOSOKAWA MICRON GROUP is a world leader in providing process solutions in the fields of powder and particle processing and blown film technology. The company maintains facilities for research, engineering, manufacturing and service throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The HOSOKAWA MICRON GROUP’s international headquarters is located in Osaka, Japan.

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