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Separation technology for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries

In the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs, there are numerous possible applications for Flottweg Tricanter®, Sedicanter® and Sorticanter® machines as well as decanters, belt presses and separators:

Manufacturing Foodstuffs

The foodstuffs industry offers a wide range of applications for mechanical separation technology. Flottweg centrifuges are in accordance with the quality standards and expectations of both consumers and foodstuffs producers.

We produce centrifuges - Made in Germany - for numerous areas in the foodstuffs industry, such as the production of wheat starch, soya milk or soya proteins. Flottweg also satisfies the most exacting requirements when it comes to producing lactose and casein, removing dust from whey or drying okara.

Chemicals, Petrochemicals and White, Industrial Biotechnology

Both in chemicals and white biotechnology, mechanical separation technology represents an important component in many processes. Flottweg decanters and separators treat liquids, separate liquid blends, classify or dewater solids and extract constituents.

In the petrochemicals industry, dewatering PVC plays an important role. PVC dewatered using the Flottweg decanter has a lower residual moisture level, which means it saves costs during subsequent thermal drying.

Separating Plastics - Plastics Recycling

Centrifuges also play an important role in the separation of plastics and plastics recycling. In particular, the Sorticanter® developed by Flottweg provides economical plastics recycling by separating different types of plastic.


Algae is the precursors for many different branches of industry. Flottweg offers an innovative process for high-efficiency algae harvest. The Sedicanter® dewaters the concentrated algae to 22 to 25% solid content. Only this special decanter centrifuge is capable of efficiently concentrating the fine and soft algae cells.


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