Decompaction of solid goods

When goods are finely ground or acquired in finely ground form, they are technically smaller but their surface area is actually much bigger. As a result, new compounds may develop. Usually this will occur under the influence of humidity. Water in ambient air is deposited on the numerous tiny surfaces and reacts with the compounds of the respective substance. Everyone is familiar with this process: for example, when a broken cement sack has been lying in the cellar or garage for a long time, the fine cement powder will eventually turn into a massive hard block.

The situation is similar with bulk materials or silo goods that have been transported long distances. While most minerals are largely insensitive to this process, for organic substances in cargo holds or shipping containers long journeys can be an endurance test. Plant-based raw materials often contain high proportions of starch and sugar. Both are excellent "adhesives" in combination with moisture, which is abundant at sea. But bulk materials without these components also tend to cluster or clump together, usually due to adhesion or the tendency to stick. The decompaction of hard goods is therefore often a necessary process after the freight journey.


Clumped goods - not to be processed

Silo goods or bulk materials are raw materials or additives in many end products. In order to integrate them appropriately, they are processed internally via various supply lines, pipes, hoses and valves. But before this can happen, the consistency of the goods must be suitable for the often narrow transport routes. This requires a certain degree of flowability and of course the material must be in powder form. Many lumped or caked raw materials cannot be loosened - even when blowing dry warm air on them. Only mechanical processing can help here. The hard goods are decompacted and returned to their original condition before being shipped.


We loosen your goods up again

If, upon collection or delivery of your overseas product, you determine that it cannot be processed because lumps have formed, then the first problematic task is to dissolve these lumps. Before doing so, the product will be almost impossible to sell, or only at an unprofitable price. Moreover, in most cases you will not be able to use it yourself either.

We are here to help you decompact your hard goods. Before you initiate any tedious and often hopeless legal action against your overseas business partner due to inadequate transport conditions, let us make you an offer. Using our stainless steel shredders, we loosen up your fine-grained product so that nothing prevents it being used in the corresponding facilities or transported in silo trucks. Feeding the product into the shredder does not change the grain size or affect the chemical-physical properties. It passes through the shredder so quickly that no heat fields can form. The shredder's knife roller breaks up the clots without damaging the individual particles. The result is a product that possesses the properties you originally ordered.

Through thorough and in-depth cleaning of the shredder after each use, we ensure that no contamination of subsequent products can occur. The stainless steel shredder is also suitable for food and products subject to food law. Ask us now for a non-binding offer.