Automated Emulsion, Suspension, Dispersion, Solution, Mass and Pressure Polymerization Development and Scale-Up


Robustness and ease-of-use by design

The leading technology in overhead gravimetric dispensing / dosing (patented) combined with our quality by design reactor and process excellence, and our user-friendly software, allow you to accelerate, standardize and digitalize your polymerization workflows (emulsion, suspension, dispersion, solution, mass, pressure).

Key advantages

  • Decrease in cost per experiment up to 90+ %.
  • Increase in productivity by a factor of 10+.
  • Up to 36 experiments per run on an AUTOPLANT, up to 6 experiments per run on a Multiplant.
  • Independent control of all process parameters in each reactor with PAT like NIR, PSD, calorimetry, pH.
  • Independent and precise temperature and stirring control in each reactor.
  • Up to 8 independent gas, liquefied gas and liquid feeds per reactor.
  • Gravimetric solid and viscous liquid dispensing.
  • 4-Needle Head for volumetric liquid handling and sampling.
  • Feeding and sampling under reaction conditions.
  • Cleaning in place (e.g. automated cleaning, inserts).
    Dispensed amount, stirrer speed, temperature, pressure, time..., and other
    data are stored in a read only log file.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or
    virtually any other software.
  • Interface to DOE.

Enhance your efficiency and productivity with our workflow solutions!
Assembly of a process research reactor with our unique screwless and self-sealing design up to 100 bar
Technical details

Chemspeed’s MULTIPLANT / AUTOPLANT POLY deck modularity allows the user to execute and perform a variety of workflows in a fully or semi-automated fashion.

The heart of Chemspeed‘s solutions for emulsion, suspension, dispersion, solution, mass and pressure polymerization is to automate: reagents preparation, polymerization, work-up and

Example of emulsion polymerization:

  • Step 1: water insoluble monomer is mixed in an aqueous solution containing a surfactant.
  • Step 2: an initiator is added and the primary free radicals react with the monomer in aqueous phase to produce oligomeric radical species diffusing into monomer-swollen micelles.
  • Step 3: the monomer diffuses from the aqueous phase into the micelles, this propagation phase induces the growth of the micelles.
  • Step 4: the termination occurs when the monomer is no longer present or when the reaction is quenched.

The cutting edge Process Development Workstation Technology allows scientists to truly mimic
the final industrial production process and provides all the flexibility to optimize integrated reaction sequences, even if a complex configuration of reactors and feed vessels required.

Process reactor assembly, individually controlled tank reactors (reactor volumes 100, 250, 1’000 mL) with precise, continuous feeds.

  • Flexible and precise continuous feeds, down to 10 μL / min.
  • Up to 8 continuous liquid, liquefied gas and / or gas feeds per reactor and additional unlimited overhead access.
  • Accurate and reproducible temperature control, 0.1 °C.
  • Pressure up to 100 bar over the entire temperature range up to 250 °C with corresponding safety installations.
  • Parallel high-performance calorimetry data.
  • Viscosity data.
  • Dean Stark water trap.
  • Distillation bridge between 2 reactors.