Industrial drying of parts and components often requires the addition of a solid grit. At BioPowder.com, we cater to this demand with resistant natural particles made exclusively from side-stream resources.
Traditionally, corn cob has been used due to its soft particles and relative particle stability. In recent times, however, demand has shifted away from genetically modified plants. GMO (genetically modified organisms) are prevalent in corn, so certain reservations have been raised with regard to its sustainability.
Our drying media are made of fruit stones and shells, all residues from fruit processing in Southern Spain. We transform regionally sourced raw materials into highly customized grits of superior quality – for maximum efficiency and excellent results in modern surface finishing systems.
To dry components, rotary dryers or tumble dryers are commonly used. Parts are often treated with an anti-rust agent when entering the drying system in a wet state. Drying media are added to this process for the following reasons:
BioPowder.com provides olive stone powders and granules in superior quality. Besides using only the cleanest raw materials, we ensure absence of impurities, dust and odors with state-of-the art processing technology. The result is a homogeneous, granular material of light color and a wood-like scent. Its characteristics have proven very favorable for drying applications, especially thanks to excellent particle stability and shape.
We provide a variety of grain size ranges to suit different dryer systems. Olive stone granules absorb liquid only to a limited extent, which prevents the particles from swelling. Hence, blocking of nozzles and ducts can be prevented reliably.
As the olive stone medium remains intact when in contact with liquid, it has a significantly longer lifespan than corn cob or other more absorbent consumables. This allows for substantial cost savings and reduced waste. As a fully biodegradable granular medium, olive stone drying media are compostable, which translates into minimized disposal efforts.
Other benefits of olive stone granules in drum dryers and vibratory tumblers:
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If you are looking for drying consumables, polishing media or other industrial abrasives, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can make and ship any micron range in small and large quantities. Worldwide deliveries. Contact us now.