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Multifunction synthesis plant

This facility is used for the scale-up of chemical synthesis routes on a kilogram scale, because there has long been a need to have functional additives and special polymers available in somewhat larger quantities at an early stage of innovation in order to be able to evaluate results from the laboratory under conditions close to production in cooperation with industrial partners. In this way, we combine the diverse processing options with our many years of expertise in the field of organic and macromolecular synthesis chemistry to modify plastics.

Chemical syntheses, also under explosion-proof conditions:

  • Single- and multi-step chemical reactions for the development and modification of special active substances, functionalising polymer additives and monomers
  • Formulation development and optimisation for the synthesis of chemical compounds
  • "scale-up" of chemical synthesis routes on a Kg scale
  • Distillative purification operations in high vacuum at throughputs of 5 - 15 kg/h
  • Recycling strategies of chemical processes

Analysis of chemical reactions

  • Reaction analysis by means of online IR spectroscopy (IR probe)
  • Calorimetry of chemical reactions

Reaction analyses by means of online IR spectroscopy

Stirred reactors for a wide range of chemical syntheses
  • Maximum volumes:14 ltr. stirred reactor stainless steel / glass
  • 16 Ltr. stirring reactor titanium / glassTemperature ranges:20 - 200 °C (stainless steel)
  • 20 - 300 °C (titanium)Operating mode:unpressurised or vacuum
  • Reflux or distillationSpecial feature:Ex-protected design

Option: Online reaction analysis by means of IR - probe
Reaction calorimetry in preparation for scale-up

Short Path Vacuum Distillation


Thin film short-path evaporator
Stainless steel (UIC)
Temperature:max. 300 °C
Final pressure:< 0,05 mbar absolute
Throughput:5 – 15 kg / h
Special feature: "Ex-protection" - version


Range of services


  • Research services for additive, monomer and polymer syntheses
  • Development of experimental products
  • Process testing for substrates, up-scaling
  • Reaction analysis - online
  • Reaction calorimetry

Chemical competence

  • Chemical modification of substances, monomers and polymers
  • Production of functionalising additives
  • Investigation of additive effects in various matrices
  • Recipe optimisation


  • Rheology
  • Chemical and thermal resistances
  • reaction calorimetry
  • contact angle measurement (surface energy, surface tension)
  • Light microscopy
  • Reaction analysis by IR spectroscopy
  • Process description
  • Various processing options (injection moulding; extrusion; melt spinning) of the additivated polymers to evaluate the effectiveness of the additives