CHANGZHOU, CHINA – Experts from the chemical processing industry recently gathered at the eighth Corning Reactor Technology Annual Conference to discuss continuous flow reactor and application technologies. This year’s focus was integrated continuous manufacturing platforms of lab and production scales via inherently safer flow process units, including micro-reactors, micro-separators, and online analytic tools.
More than 600 professionals from the pharmaceutical, fine, and specialty chemical processing industries, as well as universities and government agencies attended the eighth Corning Reactor Technology Annual Conference.
More than 600 professionals representing 300 companies from the pharmaceutical, fine, and specialty chemical processing industries, as well as universities and government agencies attended the event.
Dr. Yi Jiang, business director, Corning® Advanced-Flow™ reactors (AFR) and Innovation Officer Corning Greater China gave a detailed introduction of AFR’s new Integrated Flow Chemistry Synthesis (FCS) system utilizing the Lab Reactor and G1 reactor. He also showcased Zaiput Flow Technologies’ micro-separator, and Magritek’s online Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) system, which significantly improves the development efficiency of chemical processes.
During his remarks, Yi highlighted that “micro-reactors have been viewed as inherently safer than conventional batch reactors due to their small volume of chemical holdup; however, flow reactors intensify reactor conditions, resulting in the need for superior material performance, parts integrity, and overall higher quality system design.”
That’s where AFR comes in. “After a dozen years of innovation and continuous system improvement, AFR technology can bring much broader experience, expertise, and high-quality products to customers all over the world,” Yi said. “We are excited to be a leading player in this new era of inherently safer chemical processing technology.”
The conference also featured plenary talks from ten distinguished industry, academia and government leaders, which attracted a large body of participants interested in learning about the latest research and technology applications, as well as government initiatives. The following day, more than 300 attendees had the opportunity to participate in a half-day AFR training to experience Corning’s reactor technology first-hand.