Can trilobe and quadrilobe extruder dies provide benefits when working with catalysts or products for gas adsorption?
Benchtop laboratory extruders working with small amounts of product play a useful role in the production of extrudate for applications aimed at the study and development of products used for catalysis or gas adsorption.
Small units can be particularly useful where the product is costly, difficult to make, or scarce. The preference is to work with small amounts of material or when trials need to be completed in the least possible time.
Researchers often ask us about our small benchtop extruder, which is an attachment for the Caleva Multi Lab (CML) base unit. These questions include:
- Can the design of the equipment help to increase the Surface Area to Volume (SA/V) ratio in the extruded material (extrudate)?
- Can we be confident that these results generated from this very small equipment can be repeated when scale-up is required?