MAP mixers are applied in the area of agglomeration and granulation, too. A wide range of machines for agglomeration processes, for wet granulation or particle size enlargement is available. Agglomeration solutions rely on special tools generating a mechanical fluid bed. As a result, physical properties such as flowability, moisturising ability and dispersibility, bulk density and product appearance are improved. In many cases a liquid agent is added in the fluid bed to the primary particles. The liquid is homogeneously distributed within the material by means of a mixing mechanism that may be supported by the application of choppers.
Final particle size and distribution are influenced by the quantity of the binding agent, by residence time, speed and other machine parameters.