Welcome to American Custom Drying (ACD)

American Custom Drying (ACD) is the industry standard for food and technical grade spray drying and custom blending. Founded in 1969 by Richard L. Shipley, ACD has grown into a market leading contract manufacturer serving both the chemical and food industries.We provide our customers the flexibility to start with R&D runs before progressing to full-scale production. Our team takes pride in working directly with customers to achieve the best possible results.

Our Core Services Include:

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4 May
The ACD team at the Powder and Bulk Solids Trade Show
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22 Apr
JOIN OUR TEAM: Production Assistant
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Trade Shows


Oakbrook, IL May 5 & 6

Protein Technology Seminar Schedule Meeting

Chicago, July 11 – 14

IFT Annual Meeting Schedule Meeting
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