Trituration Technology

By: Moira Watson on May 21, 2015

Trituration is the process by which a micronutrient is standardized on a carrier for better distribution in the final blend, ease of scaling, and homogeneity. Watson utilizes a specialized blending technique to homogeneously distribute a potent micronutrient throughout a carrier.

The resulting trituration can be customized to any level of active-to-carrier ratio or percentage by the blending of a micronutrient on a carrier such as di-calcium phosphate, maltodextrin, or microcrystalline cellulose, among others. By eliminating the need to scale off pure micronutrients in small quantities, correct dosage is assured and costly errors prevented. Scaling waste of expensive pure micronutrients is also minimized.

Most importantly, triturations provide homogeneous dispersion of the micronutrients in your finished blend or product.

We have published a 4 minute on-demand webinar designed explain the differences between a true trituration and a blend. This Webinar is entitled, “Trituration Technology Used in Value Added Nutrient Premix Applications”.

Watch On-demand Webinar

In this webinar, Alice Wilkinson explains the why true triturations are different from blends, which can be sold in place of a trituration. Electron microscope photographs and illustrations are used to show the dramatic differences. The application for each technology is explained, and why in some cases a trituration must be used.

Wilkinson shows an example of two vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) samples. Both are 1% active material. One sample is a blend while the other is a true trituration. In the blend, one particle out of every 100 particles is Cyanocobalamin. In the other sample, which is a true trituration, every particle is identical. The electron microscope photos show the true difference. In the webinar, Wilkinson explains when and why it is critical to ensure your supplier is uses a trituration, and not a blend.

Anyone who has formulated with triturations or purchased them, is encouraged to watch this webinar. We think you will find the content important and timely.