Over the years, we have worked with several fertilizer manufacturers in helping them meet their required specifications to produce safe and effective fertilizer for mass consumption. These requirements have ranged from mix-only processing of sulfur to a pelletized, shelf-ready end product made from organic ingredients. In all cases, our high shear mixers outperformed alternative solutions and/or improved efficiencies from existing processes.
Fertilizer manufacturing is a process by which raw materials/nutrients, often in powder form, are mixed and agitated with a binder until pelletized for easier spreading with minimal dust dispersion. The pellets must be a homogeneous mix of nutrients to ensure maximum effectiveness without over/under saturation when applied. Furthermore, the size of the pellets will vary based on its intended application. For example, fertilizer for commercial agricultural fields will not necessarily be the same size as that used on golf course greens.
High shear mixers manufactured by Lancaster Products are the ideal machines for fertilizer manufacturers. Not only will these machines meet the requirements of a homogeneous mixture, but they also allow for multiple products to be run in the same machine on a batch-by-batch basis. Our engineering and materials processing staff will apply their experience to define the process for varying pellet sizes. This also allows for a tighter control on the yield rates for each type of fertilizer manufactured and thus a higher rate of predictability when forecasting production schedules.
Contact us today to discuss how high shear mixers from Lancaster Products can improve your fertilizer manufacturing process.