Mechanochemistry is the fusion of mechanical and chemical singularities on a molecular scale and includes mechanical cracking, chemical synthesis, molecular sieving and polymer degradation. It is often referred to as the boundary between chemistry and mechanical engineering.
Chemical and enzymatic reactions can be achieved through mechanical stress. Utilising direct compression and single molecule force spectroscopy to study biochemistry under external forces, we can produce theoretical knowledge to predict the forced dependency of reactions rates.
The most common type of pellet used in this industry is formulated using potassium bromide for infrared spectrometer. Other pellets-based formulations include kaolinite, crystalline silica and dichloromethane.
Another popular pellet-based formulation utilises sulphur for either the manufacture of phosphate fertilisers for the global food market or the addition to asphalt for increased resistance against road surface cracking in volatile conditions. The latest industry figures suggest last year’s global demand for sulphur in varying forms reached over 70 million metric tonnes.
Due to the vast applications of this industry, we are constantly being challenged to develop and produce innovative pellet solutions. Typically, these pellets are designed for use during the manufacturing process as a processing aid or for use to produce a chemical reaction.
We are the industry leading development partner for the complete design and contract manufacturer for this industry. Our scope covers an extensive portfolio of products and processes to produce a wide range of bulk and speciality pellets using extrusion and spheronization. We have collaborated with many industries leading worldwide entities and institutions over the years and have the required knowledge to know what is and what is not possible.