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Your Bulk Material Processing?

High Shear Mixer

BLEND, PELLETIZE or GRANULATE

with less expense and

superior results

K1 Lab Mixers

For TESTING, EXPERIMENTATION,

NEW PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

and PROTOTYPING

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About Us

Lancaster Products designs and produces material processing equipment for customers in over 50 countries and serving industries as diverse as ceramics, glass, refractories and proppants. Lancaster Products has become a leader in material processing equipment and has developed a world-wide standard for rugged, dependable, and quality machinery.

Services

TESTING
• K1 – K5 mixers available
• Proof of Concept
• Mix Design Optimization

TOLL PROCESSING
• K3 – K5 mixers available
• Quick turnaround on production materials
• Produce commercial materials in our facility and ship to meet your needs

RENTALS
• K1 – K5 mixers available
• Try our mixers at your facility before you buy
• Mixers available for immediate need

Latest News

Using Section 179 Tax Deductions to Offset the Cost of Capital Equipment

There’s no better time than now to purchase the capital equipment you know you will need before the end of the year. By taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction and Bonus Depreciation you will enjoy significant savings from your equipment purchases. This is a use-it-or-lose it write off that ends December 31, 2017, so get off the hump and place your orders now to ensure delivery before the end of the year.

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Using High Shear Mixers to Manufacture Ceramic Proppants for Hydraulic Fracturing

High shear mixers manufactured by Lancaster Products are currently in use within several different ceramic proppant manufacturing plants worldwide. Our mixers successfully meet the stringent specifications demanded by both the proppant manufacturers and end users at fracking operations across the globe.

The hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” industry ebbs and flows in an indirectly proportional relationship the price of crude oil, but the reality is that it continues to be an important and growing industry. As with any highly competitive industry, the best way to maintain profitability is to improve efficiencies in both processes and equipment. One of the products consumed in high amounts are eco-friendly ceramic proppants which are introduced under high pressure into the fractured subsurface to “prop” open fractures and allow oil and gas to flow through the fractures. Enhancements in the characteristics of ceramic proppants significantly improve the efficiencies of fracking operations and therefore play a critical role in the profitability of the fracking industry.

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Fertilizer Manufacturing Using High Shear Mixers

Over the years, we have worked with several fertilizer manufacturers in helping them meet their required specifications to produce safe and effective fertilizer for mass consumption. These requirements have ranged from mix-only processing of sulfur to a pelletized, shelf-ready end product made from organic ingredients. In all cases, our high shear mixers outperformed alternative solutions and/or improved efficiencies from existing processes.

Fertilizer manufacturing is a process by which raw materials/nutrients, often in powder form, are mixed and agitated with a binder until pelletized for easier spreading with minimal dust dispersion. The pellets must be a homogeneous mix of nutrients to ensure maximum effectiveness without over/under saturation when applied. Furthermore, the size of the pellets will vary based on its intended application. For example, fertilizer for commercial agricultural fields will not necessarily be the same size as that used on golf course greens.

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