Applications

The materials we process for customers are many and varied.

We toll and contract process powdered materials to customers' exact particle size and range specifications for R&D projects, new product development, scale-up, pilot and commercial-scale production.

The following is a small selection of specific examples of the materials we work with:

Advanced Composites:

Working with polycarbonate, polyethyl sulphone and other relatively soft and heat sensitive resins and plastics requires careful operating conditions and temperature control to produce material acceptable to the highest standards demanded by the advanced composite industry. With much of the material processed by British Rema destined for high-profile aerospace applications, quality control procedures are paramount.

Abrasives / Super-abrasives:

Materials such as synthetic diamond, carbides, molybdenum, zircon and other abrasive materials are routinely processed for applications where particle size affects the materialís performance characteristics.

Carbon / Graphite:

Activated carbons are widely used within the purification industry, where particle size can be key in determining the materialís filtration properties. British Rema handles a number of very specialist carbon projects for the European arm of a global manufacturer of activated carbons.

Fine Chemicals:

A very wide range of chemicals is processed by British Rema, requiring either micronisation, classification or both. Examples of materials that we regularly handle include zinc stearate, silicon carbide, calcium fluoride, antimony pentoxide, calcium carbonate, cryolite and zircon flour.

Printing and colours:

The performance of anti set-off products such as zinc stearate, starch and castor sugar is known to be particle-size critical. The lustre and dispersability of printing inks, and the performance of pigments, are also sensitive to particle size and British Rema works with a number of customers in these areas.

Contamination and Recycling

Conventional classification techniques, normally used to separate homogeneous powders by size, can be successfully applied to separate out the constituent parts of powder mixtures (containing two or more different materials), effectively sorting material by shape, density or mass, rather than by particle size alone. Common applications involve the removal of contamination in primary production environments or the separation and recovery of specific materials in recycling operations.

To find out more, contact us today by visiting our contact us page , or by calling 01246269955 .