Air-classifyng impact mill reduces processing costs
To reduce processing costs, a specialty chemicals company installs an air-classifying impact mill in one of its plants to consolidate production operations.
International Specialty Products (ISP), headquartered in Wayne, N.J., operates several national and international plants that produce various products for the pharmaceutical, chemical, healthcare, personal care, and coatings and polymer industries. The company's ISP Freetown Fine Chemicals plant, located in Assonet, Mass., was using a jet mill at another facility to size-reduce and classify two of its products because the plant's existing size reduction equipment couldn't handle the products' particle size requirements or necessary production capacities. Using the other facility added significantly to the products' overall production costs, so in 2002 the company decided to install equipment in the Freetown plant.