ZirPro provides the optimum combination of efficient and cost-effective zirconia-based products to enhance productivity and quality. Composed of either stabilized zirconia — Zirmil® Y and Zirmil® Ce — or zirconium silicate materials — ER120 and Rimax® — ZirPro’s wide range of durable ceramic grinding beads help achieve more controlled operations.
Food, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
Food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics might appear distinct, but fundamentally these industries share the same concern in regard to contamination during processing. Formulations can range from viscous pastes to diluted slurries and from relatively coarse pigments to nano-sized bio-chemicals. Meticulous care of the milling process is required with often high-value products. All of these factors have a significant impact on media selection, particularly in terms of leaching, particles release and the ability to sustain sterilizing procedures.
Saint-Gobain ZirPro has been supplying high-quality ceramic media to the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries for more than 40 years. ZirPro’s market-leading range of media includes ER120, Rimax®, Zirmil®Ce and Zirmil®Y, which are designed to meet the exacting demands of each specific suspension type. A wide range of sizes are available, from 50 µm to 3 mm. ZirPro’s in-house R&D centers provide the technical expertise needed to guarantee the highest product performance for these varied and complex formulations. After-sales services include full technical support to help ensure problem-free operations.
A unique technology for extended lifetime
ZirPro’s offer is based on a unique technology, from natural raw materials to engineered zirconium oxides and ultimately to high-performance ceramic media. This specifically enables total control of the internal bead structure for extended and controlled media life.
Market-leading range of ceramic media
With 4.0 g/cc density, zirconium silicate ER120 and Rimax beads are excellent options for easy milling and dispersion.
The Zirmil®Y premium product is the best choice for all near-to-zero contamination milling processes. Narrow size distribution and extended lifetime are key success factors for precision milling.