Fine chemical industry
A standard fine chemical process consists of one or several reactors to which raw materials is charged. The chemical reaction is controlled and measured to ensure a safe operation. In the end of the process, usually the solid product is separated from the liquid of the slurry in order to be dried. The drying is usually performed under vacuum to keep the temperature low to be gentle to the product. After drying, sometimes the product powder needs to be screened to ensure the right particle size distribution.
Fine chemical processes face several challenges: tough chemical conditions (flammable solvents, hazardous raw materials, acids and bases), accurate process control (temperature, safety) and containment requirements, mostly for the end product.
In cooperation with our worldwide acting partners, we provide process equipment and systems in various materials for constructing reactors, condensers, filter/dryers and dryers as well as solutions for contained handling of raw materials, intermediates and the final product in both solid and liquid form.
Since the start of the company Thurne has been focusing on API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Fine chemical applications with reactors being the heart of the procuct line.
As the environments often are corrosive, our range of material is one of the most complete you can find: 316L, tantalum, glass lining, borosilicate glass, nickel alloys, graphite, PTFE, other metal alloys and plastics.
There has been strong focus on containment issues for handling of hazardous powders. Therefore we have build up a complete process equipment for all material handling in toxic environments.