Basket Granulator™ Extruder

LCI's Basket Granulator Extruder is the lowest pressure extruder available. The wet mix, which is typically prepared in a kneader, pug mixer or high shear granulator (pharma), is metered into the feed hopper by a feeder or hand fed.

Materials are gravity fed into the granulator and are wiped through perforated screens by extrusion blades creating cylindrical extrudates of a controlled diameter. Extrudates then fall onto a rotating table for discharge to the next processing step.

Features and Benefits

  • Uniform extrusion pressure across entire screen area
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning 
  • Adjustable discharge chute location
  • Easy scale-up
  • High yield
  • Better particle size distribution
  • Improved flowability
  • Excellent process repeatability
  • Minimal holdup volume


Agricultural Chemicals

LCI’s low pressure extrusion systems are extensively used to produce extruded pesticides in the form of Water Dispersible Granules (WDG) and Water Soluble Granules (WSG). 

Products include:

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Biocides

Commonly extruded pesticides:

  • Atrazine Ametryn
  • Amicarbazone Carfentrazone
  • Chlorimuron Dicamba
  • Diuron Flumioxazin
  • Glyphosate Isoxaflutole
  • Metribuzin Sulfentrazone

Other Products

  • Animal antibiotics
  • Feed additives (enzymes)
  • Tobacco
  • Nutraceutical intermediates


LCI's low pressure extrusion systems in conjunction with our spheronization systems are used to produce high API drug pellets.

  • Controlled release pellets for encapsulation
  • Delayed release enteric coated pellets
  • Sustained release pellets
  • Multi-particulate systems
  • Multi-unit erosion matrix pellets
  • Pellets for special tableting applications
  • Immediate release pellets for sachets

Industrial Chemicals

  • Catalysts (zeolites)
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Specialty detergents
  • Detergent additives (enzymes)
  • Absorbents
  • Sodium benzoate

Food & Beverage Additives

  • Flavors
  • Beverage preservatives
  • Colorants
  • Enzymes


Extrusion Spheronization
LCI Extrusion Spheronization Brochure
 BR-150 Basket Granulator Extruder Bulletin
Basket Granulator BR-150 Technical Bulletin
 BR-200 Basket Granulator Extruder Bulletin
Basket Granulator BR-200 Technical Bulletin
 BR-450 Basket Granulator Extruder Bulletin
Basket Granulator BR-450 Technical Bulletin
 BR-600 Basket Granulator Extruder Bulletin
Basket Granulator BR-600 Technical Bulletin
 Basket Granulator Extruder Bulletin
Basket Granulator Technical Bulletin

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