Briquetting Process


Briquetting Process

The briquetting process starts when roll briquette machines apply pressures to particles by squeezing them between two rolls rotating in opposite directions. Cavities or indentations cut into the surfaces of the rolls form the briquettes.

Depending on the material handling needs and end application, there are three different routes in the briquette process.

Cold Briquetting without Binder

Briquettes can be formed from feed material with pressure alone at ambient temperatures.

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Cold Briquetting with Binder

The feed materials do not inherently bind together into briquettes and require binder(s) to retain the desired briquette shape.

Hot Briquetting

Temperature is an important variable in the briquetting process. In some cases, it becomes necessary to heat feed materials to temperatures above ambient where malleability is developed to properly form briquettes.

Typical Briquettes

KOMAREK roll briquetter machines process many different shapes and sizes of briquettes, including:

The Koeppern Difference

In addition to larger roller press briquetters capable of producing over 50/tons per hour, Koeppern is a leading manufacturer of both cold and hot briquetting machinery and related systems, providing our customers with additional briquetting solutions. Learn more at

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