Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactors (AFR) are specially designed to enable the conversion from traditional batch to continuous flow chemical processing for lab to industrial-scale production for the pharmaceutical, specialty and fine chemical industries.
The core of AFR technology is Corning’s integrated fluidic module with its patented HEART design, which we've meticulously engineered out of glass or silicon carbide materials to allow for rapid and seamless scale-up, as well as improved heat transfer, mass transfer, and mixing.
By design, AFR is an inherently safer industrial technology for the production of chemicals. Our fluidic modules feature small internal channels to reduce reaction volume, which is a key factor in limiting potential risks in chemical processing.
Moreover, Corning reactors are more durable in corrosive conditions and address a wide range of applications to enable increased efficiency, scalability, yields, and higher quality chemical processing at a much smaller footprint compared to traditional batch reactors.