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.




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


Service & Systems


Compact and versatile gas scrubber made of glass

September 14, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with DE DIETRICH PROCESS SYSTEMS is presenting QVF® compact gas scrubber built in borosilicate glass 3.3. Minimum height at maximum cleaning efficiency. For acidic, caustic, and organic gas loads. Waste gas streams up to 200Nm³/h. Turn-key unit incl. control panel. Ex-Version.  ...

Video -> Battery mass/slurry production, equipment for the battery market

August 10, 2021

The video contains an introduction to the battery market, and process, focusing on the production of battery mass, handling of the raw materials, and the formulation of recipes. Expanding on the equipment into details and requirements of the technology, the hardware, including containment, feeders, weighing...

We invite you to meet our principals

June 14, 2021

Because of the challenging times, we are not able to meet you physically at ACHEMA exhibition. Nevertheless, we are excited to invite you to meet our principals at the interactive digital platform ACHEMA Pulse. The live events will be held on 15-16 June. The platform will be open until June 30th and...

Complete bulk material logistics for your plant

May 31, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with COPERION K-TRON is presenting the full scope of supply. We offer total systems as well as single components, engineering, application expertise, commissioning, and professional services from a single supplier. WE SUPPLY:  Conveying lines – vacuum & pressure Bulk material feeding and metering Discharge...

Universal Reactor – a complete reactor solution in borosilicate glass

May 28, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with DDPS presents the QVF-universal reactor. It is the solution for synthesizing quantities that are too large for a lab-scale 3-neck flask. With this unit, it is possible to safely run reactions with 6 – 50L quantities in the liquid phase under inert gas between...

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 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 and...

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:...