Contract Processing

Thermal Processing Solutions, Inc. (TPS) is a Toll Processing service provider as well a manufacturer of heat transfer equipment. Our primarily used for fine chemical and engineered material manufacturing applications. 

TPS provides 24/7 continuous Toll Processing services to meet our customer’s calcining, drying, cooling, screening, blending, and packaging needs. Our processing capabilities accommodate a wide range of process materials in various forms and are offered to fulfill both short-term and long-term product requirements in a timely manner. TPS offers our services for Clients from the beginning of their process development through long-term commercial material production.

Our Contract Processing Capabilities

Our contract processing services typically focus on the controlled, indirect thermal processing of free-flowing products. Each Client project receives an application-oriented approach, meaning that equipment, processes as well as QC procedures, and chain of custody documentation, when necessary, are tailored to suit the Client’s requirements and project timeline. 

Although processing operations vary from project to project, most use a similar overall procedure. The process material typically begins as a free-flowing powder or formed media. It is fed continuously into the process equipment, whether for heat treatment or for ancillary operations such as screening or blending. 

Important process variables are controlled to accommodate the Client’s material specification. TPS typically handles feed material in bulk bags and has flexibility with respect to feed devices and product collection arrangements. Product packaging can be bulk bags, drums, Client proprietary vessels, or bulk trucks. Drums, vessels, and bulk trucks can receive an inert gas purge if specified. Unless otherwise stated, the contact surfaces involved in our processing services are stainless steel or superalloy.

Blending or screening operations can be performed before or after thermal processing, or as exclusive operations. Other unit operations can be made available as well.

Available QC processes using state-of-the-art analytical quality control equipment include loss on ignition (LOI), Hunter Color, Leco carbon, Micromeritics surface area-porosity, and bulk density evaluation.

Typical Industries Served and Material Processed

Clients in any industry that require, thermally processed, blended, screened or packaged material may benefit from partnering with TPS as a service provider.

Contract processing services are suitable for a wide range of materials, to name a few:

  • Catalysts and Catalyst supplements
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Battery cathode materials
  • High-purity materials
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Aluminosilicate
  • Alumina
  • Silicas
  • Refractory materials
  • Microspheres
  • Activated carbon
  • Kaolin Products, various
  • Metallurgical Intermediates
  • Minerals, Various
  • Oxides, various 
  • Super Abrasives

Why Partner With TPS?

Established in 1994, TPS has since grown to be a global leader that provides thermal processing solutions for clients in the Fine Chemicals Engineered Materials industries, processing materials commercially or aiding in R&D efforts. In addition to our contract processing services, we offer:

  • Thermal processing equipment and systems 
  • Equipment/system replacement parts
  • R&D development services, proof of concept testing
  • Consulting services

Anyone who works in materials processing understands the importance of reliable process equipment designed for continuous 24/7 operation. Whether you’re seeking quality equipment to expand plant operations or product development or a  contract processing partner committed to your success, TPS’s team is ready to work out a solution with you. To get started, contact us today for a consultation or quote.