Traditionally, vitamins were produced to protect humans against diseases caused by vitamin deficiency. The steadily growing industry of vitamin manufacture has found increasing markets in the direct application to foods, animal feeds, and as nutritional supplements.
The largest vitamin manufacturers have applied GEA Niro's drying installations for four decades. The design of our drying equipment is always adapted to the requirements that our customers meet in their own markets in respect to particle size, particle form, encapsulation as well as for specific production processes.
It is difficult to give specific recommendations as to which drying method to install for each type of vitamin - however, the following general rules apply: