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Advanced-Flow™ Reactors: Continuous flow processing technologies from lab feasibility to industrial production

Continuous flow reactors from lab feasibility to industrial production

Corning® Advanced-Flow Reactors (AFR) are an inherently safer technology for the production of chemicals in the pharmaceutical, specialty and fine chemical industries. They are specially designed to enable the conversion from traditional batch to continuous flow chemical processing for lab to industrial-scale production.

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 and mass transfer (mixing). Our fluidic modules feature small internal channels to reduce reaction volume, which is a key factor in limiting potential risks in chemical processing.

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.

Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactors provide customers with a cost-effective solution, specialized engineering support, and more than 165 years of materials and process expertise.

Advanced-Flow Reactor Products

AFR Products

Corning provides a variety of innovative continuous flow reactor products that are designed and optimized to quickly and seamlessly scale-up from academia & lab feasibility (Corning Nebula™ Education KitsLab Reactor System & Low-Flow) to process development (G1G1 SiCG1 Photo) to multi-ton industrial production of chemicals (G3G3 PhotoG4 & G5). 

Browse our full product line below. Our knowledgeable sales and service team is happy to assist you with any questions and provide pricing information. Contact your regional AFR support team to request more details and pricing information.

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Global Presence

Global Presence

Our global presence ensures we can provide customers with cost-effective solutions, specialized engineering support, and unparalleled process expertise all around the world. Please visit our Contact page to find contact information for your region’s AFR sales & support team.

ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System

ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System

Our facility based in Avon, France is ISO 9001:2015 certified through TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH. This mark certifies that Corning S.A.S. Reactor Technologies in France has established and applies an international-standard Quality Management System for the design, manufacture, and sale of our continuous flow reactors and associated services. The framework we've implemented demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement.

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