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(11)EP 1 938 780 B8

(12)CORRECTED EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION
Note: Bibliography reflects the latest situation

(15)Correction information:
Corrected version no 1 (W1 B1)

(48)Corrigendum issued on:
29.04.2020 Bulletin 2020/18

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
29.01.2020 Bulletin 2020/05

(21)Application number: 07123957.8

(22)Date of filing:  21.12.2007
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61J 3/00(2006.01)
B01J 2/20(2006.01)
B01J 2/10(2006.01)
B01J 2/18(2006.01)
F26B 3/08(2006.01)
B01J 2/16(2006.01)

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Continuous granulating and drying apparatus and method

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur durchgängigen Granulierung und Trocknung

Appareil et méthode pour la granulation et le séchage en continu


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 22.12.2006 US 615705

(43)Date of publication of application:
02.07.2008 Bulletin 2008/27

(73)Proprietor: GEA Process Engineering NV
2160 Womm (BE)

(72)Inventors:
  • Waldron, Michel Simon
    Southampton, SO45 4RA (GB)
  • Page, Trevor Gordon
    Southampton, SO45 4RA (GB)

(74)Representative: AWA Denmark A/S 
Strandgade 56
1401 Copenhagen K
1401 Copenhagen K (DK)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2006/067544
US-A- 6 143 221
US-A- 3 241 246
  
      
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