Explore all of Matcon’s powder and bulk material handling key insight articles, manufacturing best practice guides, case studies, technical videos and more.

Whitepapers

Whitepapers to aid successful bulk solids processing and powder handling. Providing valuable insights on topics including allergen handling, pharmaceutical manufacturing plant design and the pros and cons of typical Sports Nutrition factory layouts.

Allergens

An Introduction to Allergen Handling and Product Integrity

Create a flexible, efficient production system that manages the risks presented by allergens.

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Pharmaceutical

A Better Way To Handle Tablets Using IBCs

Handling tablets in larger batches reduces labour to move containers and make/break connections.

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Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition - Ideal Factory Layout

Selecting the correct factory layout is key to efficient manufacturing and flexible production.

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Blending

Improve Manufacturing Flexibility with Better Blending

Find out how to create a flexible manufacturing system that gives you a competitive advantage.

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Pharmaceutical

Better Buildings for Better Pharmaceutical Production

Discover how a change in materials handling can give you an ‘edge’ over the competition.

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Sports Nutrition

From Garage Start-Up to Sports Nutrition Success

Implement a flexible manufacturing solution, that will take you from a start-up to global nutrition brand.

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Blending

How to Improve Mixing Efficiency

Find the weakest link in the production line and see how much it slows down all the other processes.

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Powder Problems

Resolving Powder Handling Issues

Bridging, blocking and powder segregation are the traditional powder handling challenges. Read here how to solve them...

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Hygiene

How to achieve high hygiene standards

See how to reduce the burden of cleaning without compromising on high hygiene standards.

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Case Studies

Discover how we help companies around the world resolve their powder handling issues and develop lean, flexible manufacturing facilities.

Sports Nutrition

True Protein

Discover how True Protein implemented a system that enabled scalable growth potential.

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Bakery

Bakels Bakery

Develop a more agile system to cope with small batch runs, recipe variety and handle allergens safely.

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Pharmaceutical

Manufacturer of Antiretrovirals

Increase capacity and throughput but were experiencing issues with powder flow, downtime, and waste.

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Animal Nutrition

F. J. Wegon

Increasing manufacturing capacity to deliver a wider range of tailored, high-quality orders quickly and efficiently.

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Beverages

Wetra Coffee

Discover how a coffee mixes manufacturer installed a new production facility that enabled faster response times.

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Infant Nutrition

Hero Baby Food

Replace the cumbersome pre-mixing in fixed mixers which was creating bottlenecks in production & reducing flexibility.

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Nutraceuticals

Rain Nutrience

Double production rates and future-proof their manufacturing facility without adding resources or increasing factory space.

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Flavourings

Spice Blending

Replace the fixed mixer system which took 4-6 hours to clean per changeover & reduced manufacturing efficiency.

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Process Flexibility

SternMaid

Deliver highly variable, recipes and batch sizes, whilst implementing effective measures to counter cross-contamination.

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Process Efficiency

Multitech Foods Manufacturing

Meeting varied consumer demand with efficient manufacturing to save over one hour of production time per batch.

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Animal Nutrition

Image Holdings Nutrition

Implement an upgrade in their manufacturing practices to stay competitive and be a leader in their industry.

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Beverages

Boh Tea Plantations

To install a system that would provide exemplary hygienic manufacturing & superior product quality standards.

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Product Brochures

Matcon is a one stop solution for all your powder handling needs. We provide industry-leading powder handling equipment, including our patented Cone Valve technology, to overcome all of your powder flow challenges. Our product range includes equipment for Recipe Formulation, Powder Blending, Final Packing and IBC washing solutions.

Equipment

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

Discover our IBC range, expertly designed to process, store and transport bulk material solids, powders, granules and tablets.

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Powder Discharge

IBC Cone Valve Technology

Matcon Cone Valve technology can overcome powder handling issues such as bridging, blocking and powder mix segregation.

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Powder Discharge

Manual Cone Valve (MCV)

The Matcon Manual Cone Valve IBC removes the risk of powder mix segregation or rat-holing that can be experienced with butterfly valve IBCs.

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Powder Discharge

Silo Discharger Valves

Designed to equip Silos and Hoppers with Cone Valve technology so that powder discharge can be more controlled.

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Equipment

IBC Filling/Sack Tipping

Formulate recipe batches directly into IBCs using the Matcon IBC Filling system.

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Equipment

Flexi-Batch Formulation System

An automated, flexible recipe batch formulation system for larger throughput requirements.

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Blending

IBC Blender

Eliminate the time consuming cleaning associated with traditional static mixers with an IBC Blender.

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Blending

Intensifier for High Shear Blending

The Intensifier introduces high shear mixing to the IBC blending process and expands blending capabilities.

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Blending

Liquid Addition when Powder Blending

Automatically inject liquids directly into a powder mix, enclosed within an IBC during its blender rotation cycle.

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Equipment

Packing Line Refill

Discharge the IBC directly into FMCG packing systems without the need for any secondary refill devices.

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Equipment

Powder Packer

Directly dose from Matcon IBCs to fill 10-25kg sacks/bags without the need for screw feeders.

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Cleaning

IBC Cleaning

IBC cleaning systems from manual to automatic, air-wash to wet-wash, and without the need to remove the Cone Valve.

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Pharmaceutical

IBC Solutions for API Manufacturing

Matcon Cone Valve technology is effective in ensuring complete and automatic discharge of solvent rich ‘wet cake’ solids

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Pharmaceutical

IBC Solutions for Solid Dosage

Improved Product Quality, Homogeneity and Productivity in Wet & Dry Granulation and Direct Compression processing

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Pharmaceutical

IBC Solutions for Tablet Handling

The Matcon Tablet Handling IBC system gives you the ability to handle tablets in bulk without concerns of breakage or damage.

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Blending

Blending Solutions for Pharmaceuticals

Mix a range of IBC sizes and eliminate time-consuming cleaning for fast changeover between product batches.

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Equipment

IBC Solutions in Lithium-ion battery production

Matcon Cone Valve IBC Systems are suitable for blending, storage and transportation of lithium battery raw materials.

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In-depth Guides

Explore our resources including infographics, checklists and calculators to help you with your day-to-day powder handling challenges.

Mixer Utilization - ROI Calculator

Discover the savings and efficiencies that you will realise across your production process.

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Choosing the Right Blender/Mixer

Explore and review the key questions you need to ask when you're evaluating an industrial mixer.

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IBCs vs. Big Bags

When it comes to handling powder systems, what are the advantages of using IBCs.

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How to Select the Ideal IBC Supplier

Use our guide to ensure you ask all of the right questions when selecting an IBC supplier.

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Videos & Animations

Explore Matcon’s latest powder and bulk material handling insights and technical videos. Discover how companies are increasing their process efficiency and flexibility with a Matcon Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) System.

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Cone Valve IBC

Cone Valve technology

Invented by Matcon, Cone Valve technology offers automatic and controlled discharge of virtually any powder type.

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Tumble Blender

IBC Blending

Mix any recipe at any time with Matcon’s IBC Blender. Changeovers are virtually instantaneous for effective blending with no downtime.

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IBC Blending Comparison for Lean Manufacturing

IBC Blender Comparison

This blending system comparison video provides a visual evaluation of a traditional fixed mixer vs. Matcon’s container-based IBC system.

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Wet Wash

IBC Wet Washing

IBC cleaning equipment is available from simple manual wash lance arrangements spraying the internal surfaces of the IBC.

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Matcon Air Wash

IBC Air Washing

The Matcon Air Wash System provides complete inside wash and dry of the IBC without the need to remove the Cone Valve.

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Powder Handling Technology

Powder Handling System

Decoupling each of the powder processing stages means they can take place simultaneously to increase efficiency.

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Matcon Beverages JL 2020

Beverages Webinar

This webinar explains how using an IBC System is the perfect solution for companies manufacturing instant coffee and beverage mixes.

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Dn Dairy Presentation 1

Dairy Webinar

Flexibility and Hygiene in the Dairy industry is a balancing act. In this webinar, we cover the Dairy industries' current trends and challenges.

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IA Matcon Pharma Presentation

Pharmaceutical Webinar

This webinar, discusses manual intervention, automated solutions and explains how manufacturers can achieve more effective production practices.

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Wetra Case Study Video Matcon

Wetra Food Industries Case Study

Discover how Wetra, a manufacturer of coffee mixes and beverages enabled faster response times with Matcon.

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Stern Case Study

SternMaid Case Study

We explain how a contract manufacturer installed a Matcon IBC System to produce highly customized food products.

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Chai Tai Matcon

Chia Tai Tianqing (CTTQ) Pharma

A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in China using a Matcon IBC System in a single-floor Solid Dosage Facility.

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RAIN Case Study - Summary-1

Rain Nutrience Case Study

Rain Nutrience doubled their production rates and increased their blending capacity fourfold by installing a modular IBC System.

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MCV Social Short

Manual Cone Valve (MCV)

Discover the MCV - designed specifically to assist companies who experience problems with butterfly valve or slide valve IBCs.

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Matcon OSD Pharmaceutical Video

Increase OSD facility productivity

Addressing the pain points encountered in OSD facilities and how Matcon Cone Valve technology delivers free flow of powders to increase productivity.

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Matcon iPBS Presentation Lower Spec

You CAN have Flexibility AND Increase Production

If short lead times and varied order sizes are a daily challenge for your operators, then this webinar session is for you.

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How the changing needs of consumers affect manufacturers

How manufacturers are affected by changing buyng habits

How the changing needs of consumers affect manufacturing capabilities and drive change

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