Powder Processing & Technology LLC Adds Spray Dryer to Innovative Materials Center

PPT has added a 9’6” diameter Anhydro spray dryer to the Innovative Materials Center (IMC), providing a substantial upgrade in the variety of materials and conditions that PPT can pursue in meeting clients’ requirements for a spray-dried powder.

PPT’s IMC is explicitly designed to meet the demands from clients who have developed new materials or modified existing materials and need to speed them to market. Bridging the gap between laboratory development and commercial success is a huge obstacle for materials technology companies. More and more these firms are reaching out to PPT to assist them in making the jump. The IMC can process quantities from laboratory scale to pilot scale (a few kg ~ 2,000kg) before moving to mass production in the client’s own facility or in the PPT production facilities.

PPT’s success is built on an experienced and capable staff surrounded by an existing investment in pilot-scale processing assets that translate into successful development. PPT excels in understanding the needs of clients and converting a development plan into a successful product launch. Professional support is available from engineers with advanced degrees in Materials Engineering and over 150 years’ combined experience.

The types of ceramics powder development processing equipment available in the IMC include:

  • Spray dryers
  •  Rotary calciners
  • Sintering furnaces
  • Grinding mills
  • Mixing equipment
  • Classification equipment
  • Pelletizers 
  • Mix/blend tanks


All are supported with a fully equipped analytical laboratory.

Among the industries/markets served by PPT are:

  • Energy storage materials
  • Battery materials    
  • Electronic materials
  • Advanced ceramic materials
  • Refractory materials
  • Oxide coating materials
  • Agricultural materials
  • Fuel cell (SOFC) materials
  • Supercapacitor materials
  • Catalyst materials
  • Abrasive materials
  • Fire/flame-retardant materials
  • Inorganic compounds
  • Minerals


Powder Processing & Technology LLC, based in Valparaiso, IN, is a process development and custom processing company specializing in the powder processing of ceramics and inorganic chemicals. It has worked with many of the world’s leading materials technology companies in their quest to commercialize best-in-class materials technology.

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