For many chemical manufacturing processes, the improved heat and mass transfer capabilities of flow reactors can deliver substantial improvements in yield, quality, safety and solvent use. AM Technology are global leaders in design and scale up of flow processes. Our Coflore technology is used for manufacturing chemicals in the pharmaceutical and speciality chemical sectors. It provides a simple and flexible tool for continuous processing from laboratory to industrial scale.
The benefits of Coflore stem from the patented mixing technique which generates dynamic
mixing without the use of rotating shafts, mechanical seals or mixing baffles.
Suitable for co-current and counter current processes with reaction times from a few seconds to many hours.
Plug flow and mixing remain substantially constant with scale-up. This simplifies process development and provides a high level of certainty that scaled up processes will deliver comparable performance.
Runcorn based AM Technology has secured funding from the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), and private investors after developing a new chemical reactor which will have a significant impact on major UK supply chains.
In a consortium bid with control and automation experts, Autico, AM Technology secured a grant of £2.2m from the AMSCI fund with additional funding from private investors.
Following the study undertaken by AM Technology and Robinson Brothers Ltd, with funding support from the Technology Strategy Board, a three phase Pd catalysed hydrogenation reaction was successfully transferred from batch to continuous operation. Higher purity and a drastic reduction in reactor size were achieved making the commercial benefits clear. Download the technical note from our Application page now!
AM Technology in a new collaborative TSB funded project; Bio-press.