About North Star Processing

Spray Drying, Wet Blending & R & D Services for the Food & Supplement Industries

North Star Processing was started in 2000 out of the demand by customers for a dedicated Toll manufacturer of the highest quality. The NSP factory was built by industry professionals to meet the needs of demanding customers who required the highest quality (FDA cGMP), process validation, and SOPs for every product.

We deliver results through robust process reliability, and efficiency working on a Right-First-Time principle using new equipment specifically designed to maximize performance but enabling optimal flexibility.

The NSP processing facility has been designed from the very start with zone separation between dry and wet areas. Process flow follows seamlessly through the factory with dedicated physically separated process lines.

Line 1: Commissioned in 2001, 3000lbs evaporative capacity multistage dryer, with multi nozzle spray heads integrated vibratory fluid bed, heating and cooling sections primary and secondary cyclones with fines recycle and agglomeration capabilities.

2010: A new warehouse 800000 sq. ft and 2nd drying line (400lbs evaporative capacity).

2019/20: A 3rd line capable of 3000lbs per hr of water removal A new version of dryer 1 with improved automation, data capture, trend analyses and fully automated robotic palletisers.


NSP opens a new 60,000 sq. ft warehouse and 2nd drying line (400lbs evaporative capacity).


A 3rd line is added, capable of 3,000lbs per hr. of water removal.
A new version of dryer 1 is added with improved automation, data capture, trend analyses along with fully automated robotic palletisers.

Spray Drying

Our state of the art controls & equipment allow for a range of particle sizes & densities with accurate & consistent results.

Wet Blending

Our wet processing equipment is all automated & fully PLC controlled to ensure the highest quality of production and process validation.

Research & Development

Our many years of experience & a state of the art facility allow us to offer a wide range of R&D, process development & product improvement options.

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Whether it's custom spray drying, wet processing or R&D services, North Star Processing has the right facility, the right equipment, the right experience and the right price for you.

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Area of Interest


Our 70,000 sq. ft. facility is located about 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis.

725 Aspen Dr.
Litchfield, MN 55355

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