Fine Chemical

Fine Chemical

The Fine Chemical Industry is characterized by chemical processes often run batch wise and in low to medium production volumes. Products from the fine chemical processes are found in the life science- (active pharmaceutical ingredients or intermediates thereof, chromatography media, X-ray media), the cosmetics-, food-, agriculture- and mineral industry.

 

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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.

Our experience together with the expertise from our partners ensures the right choice of sustainable process solutions for our customers’ needs.

Reactor Environment

Solid/Liquid Separation Drying

Containment

Service & Systems

Articles

High-end mixing technology

May 7, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with FLUITEC presents static mixing and heat transfer solutions. The Fluitec portfolio includes numerous optimized special-purpose mixers for extreme mixing tasks or specific residence time distribution requirements. Static mixers Laminar mixing processes are based on the repeated separation of the flow into...

Solution for every separation/drying challenge

April 27, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with ANDRITZ SEPARATION presents separation and drying equipment. With the world´s most comprehensive portfolio of separation technologies and services, we are well-positioned to provide the right solution for any type of mechanical or thermal separation challenge. Our product range: Filter centrifuges Disc...

SafeFlex isolators enable contained processes quickly, easily, and inexpensively

April 22, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with LUGAIA is proud to present containment solutions for safe powder handling using Flexible Isolators. The feed of raw materials to the tablet press can be done in a closed manner using the SafeFlex isolator or SafePortBag system. Tablets from the tablet...

A unique spectrum of heat exchangers and condensers.

April 16, 2021

Thurne has delivered heat exchangers to highly corrosive processes for several decades. Today we offer the full range of heat exchangers suitable for almost any application, from water treatment, energy recovery, corrosive processes to dirty fluids. Our heat exchangers are available from stainless steel to a...

A rentable multipurpose mill for small scale tests

March 18, 2021

Thurne proudly presents the world’s most advanced benchtop lab-sized multi-purpose powder milling and screening platform together with Quadro Engineering Corp. The SLS – Scalable Lab SystemTM facilitates five powder processing capabilities in one machine.   CONDUCTING TEST RUNS WITH THE SLS WILL HELP YOU: Unparalleled scalability:...

Video> Innovation and scalability of In-line reaction technology

February 26, 2021

In this video, Fluitec presents the new reaction calorimeter, which was developed in collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company. A simple set-up of a continuous calorimeter and a method to calculate the heat of reaction will be shown. The set-up comprises two controlled dosing systems,...

Video> Static mixer / heat exchanger

February 11, 2021

Fluitec CSE-X®, the newest generation of laminar mixers, has openings in the wall area. This innovative feature reduces the pressure drop for even the most complex mixing tasks by up to 50% compared to conventional mixer geometries – without compromising the mixing quality. The Fluitec...

Video> Implementation of single-use technology at a pharmaceutical company

January 18, 2021

Lugaia is a leading manufacturer with state-of-the-art technology for innovative single-use containment solutions for the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and biotechnology, and life science industry.  The video introduces the use of plastic film for continuous liner systems, flexible isolators, special powder transfer bags, and closure systems, including examples of typical applications for these solutions and an explanation of their practical...

Join free Webinar

January 7, 2021

WEBINAR IN-LINE MIXING TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SCALABILITY January 27-28, 2021 2 days, 2 live sessions   Static mixers made by Fluitec are modern, economical and efficient – and proven energy savers. Innovative new and optimized solutions developed by Fluitec engineers regularly set new benchmarks in...

Enamelled Cover with Fused Glass

November 26, 2020

Thurne in partnership with De Dietrich Process Systems is presenting a Fused Glass solution consisting of a sight glass fused into a glass-lined steel mount. Enhanced safety: The combination of glass-lined steel and soda-lime glass DIN 8902 allows a homogeneous stress distribution as well as a...