Temperature makes the difference! Tough, elastic and heat-sensitive materials as well as samples containing volatile components are usually not processed at room temperature. The first tend to clump together; from the latter the volatiles may escape due to the frictional heat.
The optimum solution for these types of materials is cryogenic grinding. It involves embrittlement of the material with dry ice or liquid nitrogen which substantially improves the breaking behavior.
RETSCH offers a wide range of laboratory mills suitable for cryogenic grinding: CryoMill, Mixer Mill MM 400, Ultra Centrifugal Mill ZM 200, Knife Mill GRINDOMIX GM 300. No matter if the quick pulverization of plastics, wine gum, licorice or resins is required - we have the perfect solution for you!
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