Product Development Services




Formulation – develop a formula that enables a key liquid ingredient to be successfully spray dried; modify an existing formula to change/improve spray drying characteristics or effectiveness.

Pilot Process Protocol Development – document pilot process protocol that results in a successful powder at the pilot level.

Pilot Spray Drying – perform spray drying experiments to test formulas and protocols.

Scale-Up – conduct commercial dryer trials to scale the product from pilot spray dryers to commercial dryers; optimize the commercial spray drying process protocol to QIC dryers.


Development Expertise – QIC employs an internal Product Scientist and regularly accesses an external network of development (formulation and spray drying) experts.

Pilot Spray Drying Equipment – QIC owns and operates a Niro Mobile Minor pilot spray dryer. The pilot spray dryer is invaluable for product development purposes. We are able to run spray drying and spray chilling/prilling pilot trials, producing 100 gram samples. Multiple trials can be performed in a single day. While the pilot spray dryer is not a duplication of a commercial dryer, or a substitute for a trial on a commercial dryer, it will provide insight as to whether a liquid can be dried, possible drying requirements, and potential drying challenges.

Pilot Spray Dryer Specs

Water Evaporate Rate 10#/Hour
Solids Range 10% – 100%
Atomization Rotary Wheel; Dual Fluid Nozzle
Minimum Output 100 gram
Typical Day Output 1 KG
Special Capabilities Homogenization, Spray Chill, Allergen Capable

Business Arrangements

Customer provides:

  1. Project objectives – criteria for success and any constraints
  2. Any learnings from prior development work
  3. Most, or all, raw materials

QIC provides:

  1. Services on a per hour basis
  2. Formula and pilot protocols become the customer’s intellectual property
  3. Standard development work reports

Contact us to learn how our pilot spray dryer can quickly get your product developed just the way you want it, giving you a manufacturing and competitive advantage!