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The 10 Best Industrial Dryer Manufacturers & Brands in 2023


1. Fanqun

Country: China

Founded: 1991

About the company:

Changzhou Fanqun Drying Equipment Co., Ltd. was founded in 1991 and specializes in the research and development, design, and manufacturing of complete sets of devices for drying, roasting, mixing, and conveying. The company provides specialized solutions for a range of industries, including petrochemical catalysts, new energy and new materials, rubber and additives, environmental protection, salt chemicals, electricity, denitration catalysts, mineral chemicals, polymers, food, pharmaceuticals, building materials, pigments, chemical fibers, and steel.

Changzhou Fanqun employs over 350 employees, including more than 50 R&D technicians, and occupies an area of 60,000 square meters, with a building area of 45,000 square meters. The company also has a 4,000 square meter R&D test center, which is located only a 50-minute drive from Shanghai.

For over 30 years, Changzhou Fanqun has maintained a leading position in the drying field, thanks to its constant development and growth. The company has obtained various certifications, including ISO9001, CE, HSE, ISO14001, GB/T28001, Contract Credit Rating AAA, and Pressure Vessel Manufacturing License.

Changzhou Fanqun owns the Jiangsu Drying Engineering Technology Research Center and Jiangsu Certified (Enterprise) Technology Center, providing solutions for traditional and modern drying technologies and production models. The company has established stable partnerships with global brands, such as P&G, DSM, BASF, Huntsman, Youmeike, Solvay, Degussa, Roche, Honeywell, Clariant, Akzo Nobel, Hualu, Tianchen, ENFI, CCID, HQC, Wison, JJACOBS, FLOOR, WORLEY AMECFOSTERWHEELER, and HITACHITOYO.

Changzhou Fanqun adheres to the philosophy of continuous innovative research and development, in-depth communication and cooperation with customers, and providing high-quality drying equipment and engineering solutions that meet customers’ needs. The company’s dedication to high-quality product performance guarantee and exceptional drying engineering solutions has earned customers’ trust and respect.

2. Tianhua

Country: China


About the company:

Tianhua Chemical Machinery and Automation Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd. is a key scientific and technological enterprise under China National Chemical Corporation. It was founded in 1958 and is currently located in Lanzhou, Gansu Province.

The company is primarily involved in research and development, engineering design, product manufacturing, promotion, and application of chemical machinery, chemical engineering and equipment, materials and corrosion, automatic control of production processes, online analytical instruments, radioactive detection instruments, and environmental protection technologies and equipment.

Tianhua holds several licenses and qualification certificates, including equipment supervision (Class A), China Engineering Consulting (Class B), engineering design (Class B), pressure vessel design (Class III), pressure vessel manufacturing (Class III) ASME “U” steel seal manufacturing license, professional contracting (Class II) of anti-corrosion and insulation engineering for construction enterprises, inspection license of boiler, pressure vessel, pressure pipeline, and special equipment, national metrological certification certificate, manufacturing license of measuring instruments, nuclear radiation safety license, and others.

The company has also obtained ISO9001 quality system certification, GB/T24001, GB/T28001, and the environmental, occupational health and safety and HSE management system certification of PetroChina and Sinopec.

Tianhua is affiliated with or has 15 industrial working organizations, including the Chemical Machinery Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, the National Technical Committee for Standardization of Chemical Machinery and Equipment, and the Chemical Industry Equipment Quality Supervision and Inspection Center.

The company covers an area of 286,000 square meters, with a total asset value of 1.516 billion yuan and an annual output value of 740 million yuan. It currently has 887 in-service employees, with professional and technical personnel accounting for 81% of the total. Among them, 191 have senior and above professional titles, and 234 have intermediate professional titles.

Additionally, 22 people enjoy special government subsidies, and there is one young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions. The company has achieved 494 major scientific and technological achievements. Among them, there are 35 National Science Conference Awards, National Invention Awards, and National Science and Technology Progress Awards, 210 ministerial, provincial, and municipal awards, 1 China Patent Excellence Award, 1 Gansu Patent Award, and 7 China Chemical Industry Patent Excellence Awards.

Tianhua holds 485 national patents, including 114 invention patents, 78 US patents, and 5 Japanese patents.

The company has several production facilities, including the main office building, chemical engineering building, chemical machinery building, comprehensive test center, and other research and development, experimental sites, and professional product processing and manufacturing workshops. Furthermore, it has built a large production base in Nanjing, covering an area of 322 mu, with the first production workshop, auxiliary workshop, machining workshop, complex building, and other workplaces. It is equipped with more than 80 sets of large-scale chemical and petrochemical manufacturing equipment, which mainly undertakes the manufacturing of large-scale and oversized petrochemical equipment and major key core equipment.

3. Tianli Energy

Country: China

Founded: 1994

About the company:

Shandong Tianli Energy Co., Ltd. was established in October 1994. It was previously known as the Thermal Energy Research Office of the Energy Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences, which later transformed into an enterprise. It is currently a subsidiary of Shandong Shanke Holding Group Co., Ltd.

The company focuses on energy-saving and drying engineering technology, with a focus on energy conservation, environmental protection, and the development of energy green utilization technology. The company provides professional and customized drying, evaporation, calcination, and pyrolysis projects, equipment, and technical services for clean production, energy-saving and emission reduction, and waste recycling treatment. These services cater to various industries such as power, petrochemical, chemical, metallurgy, building materials, etc.

The company’s philosophy is people-oriented, and it believes in cultivating talent to build the core competitiveness of the company. Currently, the company employs more than 86% of staff who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and nearly 70 have doctorates and masters.

The company aims to build an expert, learning, and cooperative enterprise. It has a key enterprise laboratory in Shandong Province, which can meet national and provincial scientific research tasks, and provide users with drying tests of related materials, as well as a basis for equipment selection, system optimization design, and commissioning.

To ensure the production and product realization of the company, it has established a manufacturing industrial park. The company has also implemented a manufacturing concept and complete quality assurance system, which focuses on the characteristics of non-standard products.

The company has a unique processing and assembly molding process for its competitive products, such as internally heated fluidized bed dryers and steam rotary dryers. Over the years, the company has formed leading products with competitive advantages in the fields of fluidized bed, steam rotary, flash, drum, etc.

The company provides special equipment and undertakes more than 2000 drying projects for various industries, including chemical, petrochemical, building materials, environmental protection, power, and metallurgy. The company has achieved domestic technological precedents, such as providing a complete set of drying and conveying system for adipic acid and a 180-ton super large internally heated fluidized bed dryer with a height of 18 meters for Shandong Haihua Group. The calcination/drying system, which uses soda ash with this equipment as the main equipment, has low initial investment and operation cost, reaching a high international level. In addition, a complete gypsum burning/cooling project for a mining group in Shandong Province was provided, in which the steam rotary calciner is 3m in diameter, 30m in length, and 270 tons in weight. The company has established strategic partnerships with dozens of domestic scientific research institutes and design units. It has also formed cooperative relationships with Kurimoto Iron Institute of Japan, Rekov Heat and Mass Transfer Research Institute of Belarus, Lodz University of Technology in Poland, and Delft University in the Netherlands, which has become a window for the company’s opening up and cooperation.

4. Yibu

Country: China

Founded: 1995

About the company:

Changzhou Yibu Drying Equipment Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer specializing in the production of drying equipment. It is a vice-chairman unit of the China Pharmaceutical Equipment Industry Association, a vice-chairman unit of the China Drying Equipment Industry Association, a national high-tech enterprise, and a drafting unit of industrial standards.

Currently, the company covers an area of over 50,000 square meters, with a building area of 38,000 square meters. It has fixed assets of 35 million yuan, more than 180 sets of professional machining equipment, and over 1500 sets of granulators, dryers, mixers, and other equipment. The products have developed into 28 categories and over 200 specifications. The company has also applied for 10 national utility model patents.

Over the years, the company has been committed to the development, production, and operation of drying equipment. It attaches great importance to scientific and technological innovation and has collaborated with medical design institutes in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, and other places, as well as with scientific research institutions such as the Shenyang Chemical Research Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Dalian University of Technology, Jiangnan University, Changzhou University, to develop and launch 3-5 new products every year to capture the market.

In 1998, with the approval of the relevant state departments, the “China Drying and Granulating Research and Development Center” was established to cooperate with pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and other industries, and to devote to the research of new processes, new technologies, and new product development of drying, granulating, mixing, and other related powder projects. The factory also has a variety of test prototypes.

The company is well-known for its excellent product production, and the “Yibu” brand drying equipment has become the ideal brand of many manufacturers. Its products cover all parts of the country and are exported to the United States, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Cyprus, Mexico, Greece, Ghana, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries and regions.

In 1998, with the approval of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation), the company became one of the earliest drying equipment enterprises in China with the “right of self-import and export.”

5. Fanqun

Country: China

Founded: 1993

About the company:

Jiangsu Fanqun Drying Equipment Factory Co., Ltd. is an established enterprise in the drying industry and a joint-stock cooperative enterprise, founded by Mr. Fan Yanxi, who is considered the pioneer in the domestic manufacturing of drying equipment. The factory is located in Sanhekou, Zhenglu Town, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province.

The factory was one of the first manufacturers of drying equipment in China, and has been engaged in research, development, design, and manufacture of drying, pharmaceutical, chemical, and food equipment for over 40 years. It has a team of experienced engineering technicians, technical workers, and scientific research institutions. The factory has also undertaken numerous scientific research projects for the country.

Their products are in high demand across the country and are also exported to the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries. The products have gained popularity and trust from both domestic and foreign users, and have a stellar market reputation.

In addition, the factory is a large-scale, diversified, and high-quality enterprise amongst the professional manufacturers of drying equipment in China.

6. Xianfeng

Country: China

Founded: 1997

About the company:

Jiangsu Xianfeng Drying Engineering Co., Ltd. (formerly Changzhou Xianfeng Drying Equipment Co., Ltd.) is located in Changzhou Zhenglu Industrial Park. It is a national high-tech enterprise and a pioneer in the drying equipment industry in China, drafting industry standards.

As a large manufacturer of drying equipment in China, “Pioneer Drying” has two production plants, one R&D incubation center, and one provincial drying engineering experimental center. The company covers an area of more than 60 mu, including over 28,000 square meters of heavy workshops.

“Pioneer Drying” is the vice-chairman unit of China General Machinery Drying Equipment Industry Association and China Pharmaceutical Equipment Industry Association. The company has passed the EU CE certification, ISO9001:2015 quality certification system certification, and ISQ14001:2015 environmental management system certification.

Over the years, the company has focused on in-depth research and development of drying equipment, as well as developing granulating, coating, and mixing equipment. They also provide complete sets of equipment for batching, conveying, weighing, packaging, palletizing, and other systems, with outstanding non-standard equipment design, manufacturing, and engineering capabilities.

Their products are distributed across the country and exported to various countries, including the United States, Israel, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, Sudan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and other countries.

The company’s vision is to achieve “centennial vanguard” and has gathered a large number of high-level and high-quality talents. They use the MRP system to organize, coordinate, standardize, and control the company’s various resources and production processes.

Additionally, the company has continuously improved its scientific research and innovation capabilities through technical exchanges and cooperation with relevant scientific research institutions and industries.

Their goal is to build a strong enterprise with “superior talents, superior management, superior technology, and superior equipment.” In this win-win era, “Pioneer Drying” will continue to provide excellent technical services and product support to customers worldwide, ensuring that every customer is satisfied, and together, they achieve a common dream.

7. Gongda

Country: China

Founded: 1997

About the company:

After almost two decades of rapid growth, Shijiazhuang University of Technology Chemical Equipment Co., Ltd. has emerged as a high-tech enterprise with a focus on drying, evaporation, crystallization, filtration, and gas (steam) liquid separation technology. The company’s main products are chemical process engineering and equipment, all of which boast independent intellectual property rights. The company operates three large-scale manufacturing bases, all of which possess A2 pressure vessel design and manufacturing qualifications, B2 pressure pipeline design and installation qualifications, and Grade III qualifications for electromechanical installation contracting.

The company has been awarded the ASMEU steel seal of the United States and the PED directive of the European Union for pressure equipment. Furthermore, the company offers customers comprehensive technical consultation and general contracting services in the entire design, production, installation, commissioning, and training process.

The company’s technology center is a provincial enterprise technology center in Hebei Province and has 258 technicians, including 2 senior engineers, 48 senior engineers, 2 doctors, and 55 masters. The company has also established the Hebei Evaporative Crystallization and Drying Engineering Technology Research Center and National Petroleum and Chemical Industry Evaporative Crystallization Energy Saving Technology Engineering Research Center in partnership with Hebei University of Technology.

The company’s engineering laboratory spans 2100 square meters and is equipped to perform material experiments for drying, evaporation, crystallization, filtration, and distillation, providing detailed process parameters for product development, design, and equipment processing.

In recent years, the company has served as the production, teaching, and research base for several universities, including Tsinghua University, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang Railway University, Hebei University of Science and Technology, and Hebei Vocational and Technical College of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering.

The company has prioritized environmental protection in recent years and has gained considerable experience in environmental protection industries, including urban domestic sludge, industrial sludge, electroplating sewage sludge, pharmaceutical factory waste residue, sugar factory waste residue, and food waste. As a result, a complete set of treatment processes has been developed, and corresponding complete sludge drying equipment has been independently designed and developed, including the double vane dryer, horizontal rotary disc dryer, disc dryer, and film dryer.

The company has developed a range of sludge drying technologies that effectively address key technical challenges such as sludge wall sticking and excessive kinetic energy consumption, providing a variety of sludge drying equipment and sludge drying tail gas treatment facilities that are highly favorable for the resource utilization of sludge.

In terms of waste gas and wastewater treatment projects, the company has successfully completed hundreds of demonstration projects in Hebei, Shandong, Sichuan, Chongqing, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia, Guizhou, and other regions based on years of successful experience. Notably, the Ordos Tuke Chemical Fertilizer Project contracted by the company has become a zero discharge project of the wastewater system in the domestic coal chemical industry.

Finally, the company has established excellent cooperative relationships with customers such as Shenhua Group Co., Ltd., Jinzhengda Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd., China Wuhuan Engineering Co., Ltd., Donghua Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., and Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd.

8. Jianda

Country: China

Founded: 1980

About the company:

Jiangsu Jianda Drying Engineering Co., Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of drying equipment in China, situated in Changzhou Dongqing Development Zone. Established in 1980, the company collaborated with Tony International Trading Company of the United States in 1993 to introduce American technology and management.

The company established a drying technology research and development center and a product experience center, and became one of the early Sino-American joint ventures in the industry. After continuous development, the company now has a production base covering over 70,000 square meters, fixed assets worth 200 million yuan, over 180 professional processing equipment, and an annual output of more than 1000 sets of various drying, granulating, mixing, crushing, and other equipment.

The company has developed its products to 36 categories and more than 260 specifications. At present, it is a key production enterprise in the drying industry, a designated supplier of Sinopec, and has many national patents. The company has been awarded an AAA credit rating for eight consecutive years, passed CE certification, and ISO9001 international quality system certification. In 2012, the TGX series double drum scraper dryer, independently developed by the company, passed Lloyd’s Quality Certification (LRQA).

As a pioneer in the drying industry, the company distributes its products throughout China and globally, receiving unanimous praise for its high-quality products, excellent after-sales service, and honest management philosophy. The company has been included in the global drying equipment suppliers and high-quality partners of many of the world’s top 500 enterprises, such as Mitsubishi, Alsai, TDK, Saint Gobain, USAMeadWestvaco, Johnson&Johnson, Nestle, Norinco, COFCO, WISCO, UL, Jinhaozi, North China Pharmaceutical, and others.

With its business philosophy of integrity and excellence, Jianda Meicheng actively follows the new development path of the world drying industry and provides complete sets of drying technology solutions to customers in the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

Jianda’s vision is to become a world-famous product and strive for self-improvement!

9. Jinling

Country: China

Founded: 2000

About the company:

Jiangsu Jinling Drying Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2000 on the basis of over 20 years of machinery manufacturing experience. The company is a scientific and technological enterprise oriented towards advanced technology.

Over the years, the company has absorbed and introduced advanced technologies from home and abroad, and collaborated with research institutions such as Southeast University, Jiangnan University, Changzhou University, Sinopec, and Tsinghua University to design, develop, optimize, and transform drying and environmental protection machinery and equipment. This effort has resulted in over 70 national patents, 10 provincial high-tech products, and recognition as a high-tech enterprise in 2008.

The company currently employs more than 120 individuals, including a core team with over 30 years of experience in drying and environmental protection. Additionally, the company utilizes advanced manufacturing and processing equipment in the industry.

Jiangsu Jinling Drying Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to building an advanced “intelligent modeling enterprise” by learning from advanced technology and management experience, improving the manufacturing process, enhancing product quality, and building a strong brand.

The company produces more than 30 series of drying machinery, environmental protection equipment, evaporation and concentration equipment, pressure vessel equipment, and other products that are widely used in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, environmental protection, minerals, building materials, and other fields. Their products have covered the entire country and have been exported to more than 20 countries and regions such as Europe and the United States.

Jinling Drying has also cooperated with dozens of listed companies and become suppliers of many large multinational groups. The enterprise has passed the certification of Class D pressure vessel design/manufacturing qualification, ISO9001 quality management system, ISO14001 environmental management system, OHSAS18001 occupational health and safety management system, and some products CE. These certifications allow the company to compete with other domestic enterprises in the field of drying and environmental protection machinery.

10. Wangchang Drying

Country: China

About the company:

Sichuan Wangchang Drying Equipment Co., Ltd., formerly known as Chengdu Wangjiang Dryer Factory, was established in the 1980s and is situated in Tianfu New District, Chengdu.

The company is one of the leading professional manufacturers of complete sets of drying equipment in China and has obtained ISO9001 quality system certification.

Covering an area of 50 mu, the company has advanced bell welding and machining equipment and a strong capacity for equipment processing and manufacturing.

Currently, the company has 10 guiding professors and drying expert consultants, 27 technical talents from various fields including chemical, chemical machinery, thermal, mechanical, and electrical, and more than 150 employees. They are dedicated to the research, development, design, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of drying technology and equipment.

Using computer model and equipment programming design, the company has established a complete system for equipment research and development, manufacturing, installation, debugging, and after-sales service.

Relying on the technical talents from colleges, universities, and scientific research institutes, the company has been developing and innovating for nearly 30 years, and has grown into a leading enterprise in the drying industry in Southwest China. Their products have been distributed throughout the country and are widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical, food, environmental protection, agricultural and sideline products processing, feed, urban sludge treatment, and other fields.

The drying equipment has also been exported to Jordan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, and other countries and regions.

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