Lancaster Products Mixing technology transforms waste streams into valuable products.


Lancaster Products High Shear Mixers are used in a wide variety of industries to repurpose waste materials into viable products. Waste materials can be mixed, densified and agglomerated in the same operation – allowing waste materials to be reintroduced into production streams or to be used as a stand-alone or additive in separate products.

Repurposing WASTE material application

Lancaster Products High-Shear Mixers have been used successfully to re-purpose previously discarded materials for use in the development of new products or reintroduction to production streams.  This results in a more environmentally friendly handling of material as well as reducing hazardous waste that is landfilled, stored in ponds etc.

Some applications include:

  • Pelletizing waste by-product sulfur for fertilizer
  • Pelletizing carbon black for flowability and better handling
  • Pelletizing synthetic gypsum for fertilizer
  • Agglomerating of fly ash for building and road aggregate
  • Granulating fly ash into cold set ceramic
  • Repurposing dry scrubber material into  lightweight cat litter
  • Pelletizing iron oxide dust for re-introduction into production furnaces
  • Pelletizing raw chicken manure for use in fertilizers.

ONE MACHINE ONE PROCESS

The high intensive action of the Lancaster High Intensive Mixers provides the opportunity to use relatively small amounts of additive materials needed to transform a waste material. The smaller amounts of additives mean lower production costs when using a more expensive material that may provide added product benefits.

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Case Study – High Shear Mixing of Clay Compositions

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We are excited to announce several recent improvements to the design of our low shear mixer product line. These mixers are often pushed beyond the limits of other mixers due to their widespread use in mixing dusty, abrasive, corrosive, highly viscous or explosive materials. The enhancements listed below were designed to improve the performance of our low shear mixers and to minimize maintenance and repair costs, which lowers the overall lifetime cost of ownership for our clients.

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The counter-rotating pan and tooling are now operating on separate drives allowing for individual control of tool and pan speeds. This simple split drive design provides increased flexibility to customize mixing recipes for different materials as compared to a single vertical shaft. Maintenance and trouble- shooting of issues relating to the pan or tooling also become easier.

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