Drytech was established with the purpose of providing tailored thermal drying solutions for the mineral, chemical and food industries. The company has developed over the last 30 years into a leading thermal process engineering company offering its clients tailored designed solutions and equipment to meet their processing requirements. This philosophy extends from pilot plant development and testing through to turnkey installations.

Through the years Drytech has developed a wealth of in-house expertise along with an extensive laboratory and pilot plant facility, where continual research and development of improving existing and developing new technologies are tested. Drytech has successfully developed numerous complex thermal processes ranging from mineral concentrate flash dryers to high-temperature reduction kilns and continuous vacuum dryers. Drytech has developed a strong reputation, both on the local market and international arena, for providing innovative design solutions to thermal processing problems and a reputation for providing robust and durable processing equipment.


Mining & Minerals
Pulp & Paper
Food – Cereals – Snacks – Dairy
Fine Chemicals & Polymers
Web & Textiles

Drytech has gained the reputation of being a world leader in concentrate drying. Drytech’s outstanding processing equipment is selected by the world’s leading mining houses to increase reliability and reduce operation costs, significantly enhancing the client’s profitability.

Drytech’s wide-ranging pilot plant facilities have engendered unique insights into the drying requirements of mineral concentrates. With a detailed understanding of the handling multiplicity of heat and mass transfer processing systems, Drytech’s range of innovative solutions is both productive and efficient.

Developments in furnace & smelting operations call for bone dry, free-flowing concentrate for material transport and injection into furnaces. Consistent, reliable and fully automated drying has become an integral part of every smelting operation.

Development and advances in flash drying and spray drying technology by Drytech has created a paradigm shift in dryer selection criteria for these applications. These advances in technology have proved that flash drying or spray drying, as well as their variations, are the preferred and recommended methods for drying mineral concentrates. Targeting the impossible, Drytech continues to refine, progress and develop new concepts for this application.


From past experience in the UK, USA, South America, Europe, the Middle East, China and throughout Southern Africa, Drytech offers its clients a one-stop service to the highest technology standards currently available worldwide. Projects are undertaken according to clients’ specific requirements.


The full spectrum of services offered includes:
Consultancy & Feasibility Studies
Dryer Audits
System Upgrades
Product Testing and Process Piloting
Process Development and Research
Conceptual System Design
Specification Development
Design & Supply of State of the Art Equipment
Supervision of Erection
Commissioning Services
Full Turnkey Projects


Drytech is unique in the industry in that it is not dedicated to any particular type of equipment or process, so it is not restricted in its approach to solving client process requirements. Drytech prides itself on solving processing problems using ‘a first principles’ design and development approach. This allows Drytech to offer a wide range of processing solutions.

To ensure Drytech technology development remains leading edge, in-house trials and R&D are carried out continuously. This enables Drytech to enhance current technology as well as devise new and innovative solutions for drying and thermal processing requirements. The final objective is to create the perfect balance between price, specification and performance. This includes criteria such as plant availability, wear, optimising maintenance, operator interaction, and fuel efficiency.

Drytech has become an internationally recognized partner due to its ability to focus on the development, engineering, construction and commissioning of turnkey installations.

Drytech’s success lies in the concept and design of its range of equipment, which provides high levels of performance, durability and economy. Although each system varies according to client’s specifications, state of the art technology has made the Drytech range of equipment the preferred choice for drying, calcining, cooling & similar thermal processing requirements around the world.

Cost-effective, flexible, reliable, customised solutions are what you can expect when Drytech becomes your thermal processing partner!

Technologies include:

  • Flash drying
  • Spray Drying
  • Fluid bed drying (static and vibrated)
  • Rotary Drying
  • Roto louvre drying
  • Conveyor drying
  • Vacuum Drying (Batch or continuous)
  • Calcination (oxidation processes or reduction processes)
  • Pyrolisis
  • Material blending
  • Solids cooling


Drytech’s solutions to thermal processing, moisture removal, cooling or molecular transformation requirements are not dryer-type specific. The range of equipment covers spray dryers, flash dryers, fluid bed dryers, rotary dryers, conveyor dryers, freeze/vacuum dryers, indirect dryers, thermal reactors, rotary kilns, rotary calciners, cabinet dryers as well as bespoke designed equipment.

Drytech identifies and refines the particular process requirements before selecting a suitable dryer for the application.



Headquarters –  Drytech International Holdings

12A Parkside East
Sodnac Link Road

Representative Offices

South Africa:  Drytech International (Pty) Ltd


50 Mimetes Street
South Africa


+27 (0)11 622-2773



Brazil –  Drytech Sistemas Térmicos Ltda.


Rua Dr. Alfredo Maia,
300 – Area 3  CEP 18.114-331
Votorantim / SP


+55 15 3034-3463



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