| Agglomeration is the process of forming large particles from fine powders. The resultant product
is a free-flowing, dispersible, and compressible
dust-free powder. There are many advantages to combining a number of ingredients through agglomeration to create a single more homogeneous end product
ERIE offers both Pilot Scale Agglomeration and High Volume Agglomeration systems. Both options are equipped with continuous Schugi Agglomeraters which allow developers the ability to bring unique and value added products to the market quickly.
Schugi Agglomeration allows active or key components to be added to a base mix or carrier through very controlled liquid addition ports in the system.
Common characteristics of agglomerated products are medium to low density, improved flowability, improved dispersibility, reduced dusting, and a porous grape cluster like shape.
Full Scale Schugi Agglomeration System
•Allows for cost-effective and continuous processing of a full range of food and
•Produces outputs from 2,500-3,000 pounds
per hour per system.
Pilot-Scale Schugi Agglomeration System
•Processes sweeteners, starches, functional foods, stabilizers, Nutraceuticals and other
•Is available for scale-up and development with
a variety of raw materials and binding agents,
with little or no loss in product recovery.
•Fully enclosed and is designed to run both
batch and continuous processes.
•Scalable to ERIE's larger, high-volume
•Produces outputs from 100-300 pouds per hour.