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Publication Date: 10/2013
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Agglomeration Advisor: Factors to consider when selecting a binder

Guest columnist William H. Engelleitner identifies factors to consider when selecting a binder.

If agglomerating your material requires adding a binder, you need to select a binder that will give the final product enough strength to withstand future handling, including packaging, shipping, short- and long-term storage, and in-process use. This decision is important because adding a binder to the material can constitute as much as 50 percent of your total processing cost. In fact, finding the most cost-effective, efficient, compatible binder for your material can make or break your agglomeration process and final product.

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