Ultrahigh-pressure jet mill easily fine-grinds friable powder
A company works with a toll processor to fine-grind a heat-sensitive antimicrobial powder.
Airborne microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, and protozoa can easily cause harmful, if not deadly, infections and diseases. And as the recent swine flu outbreak illustrated, preventing the spread of such disease-causing microorganisms has never been more important for protecting our health and safety. One company on the frontline in the battle against infectious diseases is San Diego-based Safe Life Corp., a developer of technologies and products with antimicrobial and antifungal properties, such as respirators used by healthcare professionals, military personnel, first responders, and many others. To help thwart microorganisms from spreading via contact or inhalation, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Triosyn Corp., produces an EPA-registered iodine-based antimicrobial agent at its Williston, Vt., facility. When developing the antimicrobial agent, Triosyn worked with a toll processor to fine-grind the agent’s particles to a uniform size to ensure successful incorporation into various products.