Dedert is a global process equipment company offering a complete range of advanced liquid and powder processing solutions. The company had supplied over 1800 installations worldwide for over 400 customers with solutions featuring customized drying and evaporation technologies.

The company has 50+ years of outstanding customer service and innovation in process engineering. At Dedert, they push for new boundaries every day, allowing them to enter new markets to better support customers while maintaining timely delivery of the most reliable and efficient systems worldwide.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

DEDERT: Dedert partners with the top manufacturers of industrial and commercial powders and ingredients, providing state-of-the-art dryers and evaporators. We support industries like starch, food ingredients, alternative proteins, biofuels, chemicals, and mining & minerals. With an international reach in Chicago, Montreal, London, Copenhagen and Shanghai, Dedert has projects worldwide from the Americas to Europe to Asia.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

DEDERT: Dedert is a global leader in process engineering, and our R&D department is always working to improve existing technologies and work towards new technology development. We are proud of our patent-pending Air Bearing Atomizer (ABATM), which provides a robust, low maintenance and trouble-free operation for spray drying applications. In developing this technology, Dedert saw an opportunity in the spray drying market for a sanitary, oil-free, reliable, low-maintenance atomizer to meet our customers’ application needs. This technology’s bearings run on “instrument” air, with no lubrication systems in place, so the risk of product contamination is eliminated. The ABATM will be a game-changer for our customers’ spray drying processes in years to come. 

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

DEDERT: Dedert’s portfolio of technologies is vast, with solutions centered on evaporators, spray dryers, ring and flash dryers, roto-flash drying, fluid bed drying/cooling and other technologies. Dedert’s customer-centric approach to drying and evaporation has always been at the forefront of our process innovations, designed to meet initiatives in product development, process improvement and optimization. Our 10,000 sq. ft. Pilot Plant testing facility in Chicago allows us to accommodate our customers’ application needs for product development, meet sustainability goals and grow with the market trends.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

DEDERT: Our core markets are established industries, including food ingredients and chemicals. However, our experience continuously forges growth opportunities in developing markets such as alternative proteins and specialty powders like lithium and rare earth minerals. Dedert was founded on the principle of innovation, and we have continued this legacy by remaining at the forefront of process innovations with flexible, customized drying and evaporation technologies. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

DEDERT: Today’s industries are evolving rapidly to meet the demands of the market. Perspectives range from new products to social responsibility. Dedert’s efforts to support our clients’ development of specialty ingredients, alternative proteins, bioplastics and other new innovative products while optimizing energy efficiency and process integration solutions contribute to positive environmental and sustainability impacts. Across our industries, common themes have been trending around reducing the energy footprint, minimizing freshwater consumption and forming partnerships to create integrated process solutions. Check out our Solutions page to learn more:

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

DEDERT: Our newly developed ABATM technology will revolutionize spray drying because it is an oil-free, sanitary, reliable, low-maintenance atomizer. Additionally, Dedert continues our progress initiative to develop a more sustainable process for drying alternative proteins and improve the feasibility of alternative and plant-based ingredients. In particular, a strong industry demand to reduce energy consumption and to improve corresponding sustainability perceptions has coaxed the need to reduce unnecessary thermal load in the protein drying process. As a result, Dedert is developing a “special design” ring dryer. This dryer design will be slightly modified and a more sustainable process for extracting functional proteins or manufacturing fermentation-enabled protein/ingredients for a more efficient drying method.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

DEDERT: With the world returning to normal after a three-year disruption, industrial activities are expected to return in 2023 with revitalized visions based on lessons-learned and new directions. This opportunity should provide a platform for new ideas and innovations, which fits perfectly with Dedert’s expertise, experience, history and legacy.