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|
- Project objectives – criteria for success and any constraints
- Any learnings from prior development work
- Most, or all, raw materials
- Services on a per hour basis
- Formula and pilot protocols become the customer’s intellectual property
- 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!