Micronizing and Milling

Micronizing and Milling

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The process of reducing the average diameter of a solid material's particles to improve its ability to dissolve in a formulation. Milling is a typical technique that involves spinning spheres in a drum that collide with the particles, making them smaller in diameter. 

Raw material particle size and morphology are critical characteristics overlooked in processing. Milling and micronizing can be a crucial first or last step in product development. Surface area and particle shape are key facts that must be taken into consideration.

Micronizing can help to:

  • Maximize a product’s surface area
  • Control solubility
  • Reduce mouth feel 
  • Mask off flavors

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