Active ingredients, fine chemicals, polymers – our approach to continuous process operations.
All manufacturers - whether they produce active substances, additives, fine chemicals or polymers - are faced with two major challenges: They must produce their products with the highest possible purity, yet the entire process must also be economical. But how can synthesis be optimized?
With flonamic®, Bayer Technology Services officers a complete arsenal of resources to optimize each process individually and quickly in a manner that is fully tailored to meet the customer’s individual requirements. Our spectrum of services extends from the assessment of the individual steps in the chemical synthesis through the identification of the optimal process parameters to scale-up to any desired production scale. The company’s links to INVITE and its extensive network of partnerships, including our Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS subsidiary, play a central role in this service. The result is a unique infrastructure with extensive expertise and access to both innovative technologies and advanced hardware.
For existing processes, for example, flonamic eases the conversion from batch operation to continuous production. For new processes, in turn, the requirement can be to increase the output that has previously been achieved in the laboratory, reduce solvent consumption or determine the optimal reaction temperature. In that case, flonamic uses both theoretical calculations based on material data as well as series of proprietary tests on the laboratory scale. Our experts then use pilot plants to determine the optimal parameters for reliable process control on any desired scale. flonamic also identifies cases in which economical synthesis is simply not feasible. That is an important piece of information that can prevent wasteful major investments as early as possible.