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Separation technology for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

Flottweg decanters, Sedicanters®, Sorticanters®, belt presses, and separators have a variety of applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries:

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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