The RMP technology is based on inert gas condensation where a metal vapor is produced and subsequently mixed with an inert cooling gas – forming particles. The particles are separated from the cooling gas and mixed with a liquid forming a HSE-friendly, easy-to-handle slurry product.
Inert gas condensation is a well understood process, but conventional technology cannot meet material specifications in a cost-effective manner. The RMP innovation lies in the reactor design, meeting customer specifications at competitive cost. This patented solution enables a high production rate while maintaining necessary process control to tailor the particle size.
RMP has demonstrated production rates of many kilograms of powder per hour from a small test reactor. The technology is highly scalable and a pilot reactor is now being planned.
The company has developed a strong technology platform through activities on zinc particles and copper powder. Plans to develop the reactor for other metals (Ag, Al, Ni, Co) are in place, and there is potential for future development of a range of elements, alloys, bi-metals and coated particles.
RMP’s strategy is to develop metal powders in partnership with customers to ensure that the proper material specifications are defined and customer needs are met. If your company has specific metal powder requirements, please contact us for further discussions.