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Nanoparticle Containment Isolator

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An innovative, user-friendly containment solution for managing nano-size powder and particles from the world-leading pioneer of nanoparticle technology and particle design

Nanoparticle Containment Isolator

Hosokawa Micron is a world-leading pioneer of nanoparticle technology, particle design techniques and processing equipment that enables the development and manufacture of advanced materials and other functional nanoparticle powders. Increasingly popular, the dry nano powders are used to manufacture everything from new-generation lithium batteries, Ultra HD TVs, fuel cells and pharmaceutical ingredients to cosmetics, transparent sunscreen, tennis rackets and golf clubs. To address any potential hazard while handling these exciting new nano materials, while also maintaining their integrity, we have developed our unique Nanoparticle Containment Isolator to safely manage the processing and contain the ultra-fine particulates in a cleanroom environment.

Cost-effective, efficient and flexible, our mid-range Nanoparticle Containment Isolator is an excellent complement to our wider powder characteristics and nanotechnology equipment portfolio, offering containment levels below 1µg/m3 and a means of containing full-size or miniature pieces of processing equipment, including mills, classifiers, dryers and mixers. Conveniently, this isolator is mounted on castors, allowing it to be moved around easily, while other features include an acrylic canopy for optimal 360° visibility, all around access and HEPA filtration. The Hosokawa Micron Nanoparticle Containment Isolator may be used as a standalone piece of containment equipment or integrated into a multi-unit process system and is available as a standard model or tailormade version, unique to customer requirements.

Nanoparticle Containment Isolator Specifications

Hosokawa Micron’s high-performance, extremely reliable Nanoparticle Containment Isolators are available in a wide range of models, sizes and configurations.

Specifically designed for the containment and processing of potentially hazardous nano-sized particles to international safety standards, each Nanoparticle Containment Isolator is manufactured from high-quality, robust materials, including hardwearing stainless steel and acrylic, and is loaded with the very latest control technology. The isolator can be supplied as a standalone workstation or as part of a bespoke multi-unit process system integrated with third party or Hosokawa Micron processing equipment. Every innovative solution is created with the specific requirements of the customer in mind and to ensure optimal product integrity.

There are a very wide range of configuration options available, depending on a variety of factors, including the material to be processed or contained and the method of processing, but standard features include a continuous liner port and ULPA safe change filtration. Hosokawa Micron boasts decades of technical engineering and design experience, which ensures each bespoke Nanoparticle Containment Isolator is manufactured to the highest standards and is both technically and ergonomically fit for purpose to provide decades of outstanding performance.

Hosokawa Micron Nanoparticle Containment Isolators enable materials to be handled to OEB<5 = 1µg/m3 (8-hour time weighted average – TWA)

Optional Features

  • Inflatable window seal
  • Glove safe change system
  • Rapid transfer ports
  • Airlocks and transfer chamber
  • Split butterfly valve product transfer
  • Integrated CIP/WIP system
  • Negative or positive internal pressure control options
  • Flexible PVC canopy
  • Powder sampling equipment
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Continual filtration monitoring
  • Safe area or explosion-proof electrics
  • ATEX compliant integrated nitrogen purge system
  • Hosokawa Gen4 remote monitoring


A comprehensive set of high containment performance tests and validations are performed on every Nanoparticle Containment Isolator prior to the FAT at Hosokawa Micron Ltd, delivery and commissioning.

Hosokawa Micron’s Nanoparticle Containment Isolator is used by an ever-increasing number of processing and scientific industries to help create a wide variety of new, high-performance nanomaterials and functional powders that can improve end product performance and instigate the development of new technology and products. The equipment efficiently and safely contains the ultra-fine nanoparticles and allows operators to process and handle the potentially hazardous material while also maintaining its integrity.

  • Compact, robust stainless-steel construction
  • Acrylic canopy for excellent 360° visibility
  • All around access with various door and glove port options
  • ULPA filtration system
  • Continuous liner bag out port
  • Available in a range of standard and bespoke sizes
  • Tailormade configurations are available
  • Mounted on lockable castors for optimal mobility
  • Plug and play functionality
  • Economical and energy-efficient
  • OEL to OEB<5 (below 1µg/m3)
  • Containment levels below 1µg/m3
  • Continual pressure monitoring
  • Audible/visible alarm system
  • Latest control panel technology
  • Short delivery times
  • Comprehensive bespoke operating manual

Hosokawa Micron is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of nanoparticle technology, nanomaterials and particle design, and boasts an experienced in-house Technical Services team comprising scientists, chemists, engineers and processing operators. Our first-class services include R&D, particle design, powder testing and contract manufacturing, including contract nanoparticle processing, with the capability to transform molecular materials into new structures with fundamentally new properties on behalf of customers. Hosokawa Micron’s wide-ranging high containment and scientific expertise is perfect for customers awaiting installation of their nanoparticle processing systems or for undertaking nanoparticle market testing and R&D studies where very low volumes of nanomaterial are required.

Hosokawa Micron Ltd Nanoparticle Containment Isolators are designed to contain extremely fine dry nano powders and particulates, protecting the operator from the potentially hazardous materials and maintaining the integrity of the nano powder product. Available in a range of standard and bespoke configurations, each high containment solution is tailored to suit individual requirements while also being as energy efficient as possible.

Similar to a standard Isolator, the Nanoparticle Containment Isolator enables the operators to conduct dry powder processing activities in safety and comfort by incorporating ergonomically placed glove ports anywhere on the acrylic canopy for optimal access and dexterity. The isolator can house a range of Hosokawa Micron nanotechnology equipment for the purposes of composing, sphericalization, dispersion, coating, agglomerating, freeze drying and mixing, containing the nanoparticles and evacuating them safely via its continuous liner bag out port. ULPA filtration ensures that the ultra-fine powder is processed safely and efficiently, keeping the material away from the operator.

Mobile, compact and simple to operate, this cost-effective product offers containment levels below <1µg/m³ and is an excellent self-contained option for mitigating the hazard of handling potentially toxic nano powder.

Hosokawa Micron is a world-renowned process equipment specialist at the cutting-edge of nanotechnology equipment development and dry powder processing techniques specific to nano powders, nanoparticles and nano containment. Our containment team has in-depth knowledge and decades of first-hand experience designing, engineering, manufacturing and commissioning unique, bespoke high containment equipment and process systems, including a wide range of high-performance Isolators and Gloveboxes for a variety of blue-chip companies in the UK and Ireland, Europe and beyond.

We work in collaboration and partnership with our sister companies to provide complex equipment solutions for very specific nano processing challenges and would be delighted to undertake design studies and R&D projects to find the perfect nanotechnology process system for your requirements.

Hosokawa Micron’s specialist Nanoparticle Containment Isolator is a mid-range containment solution which may be used as a standalone piece of equipment or is adaptable enough to be integrated into a multi-unit process system handling and containing a range of Hosokawa Micron nanotechnology equipment for activities such as dispersion, coating, embedment, agglomeration, freeze drying and composing.

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