Unattended Automated Polyolefin / Rubber Catalyst Synthesis, Work-up and Analysis (single-site & Ziegler-Natta type catalysts)


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 ligand synthesis & scale up, organometallic synthesis & scale-up (single-site), donor synthesis & scale-up, Ziegler-Natta (ZN) catalyst synthesis workflows (reaction preparation, synthesis, work-up, analysis by online NIR & PSD).

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.
  • Integration with / in MBraun glove-box.
  • Independent control of all process parameters in each reactor with PAT
    like NIR, PSD.
  • Independent and precise temperature and stirring control in each reactor.
  • Up to 8 independent 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!

Multi-site (Ziegler-Natta) catalyst synthesis

Hermetically closed continuous feed supply lines for e.g. TiCl4, alkyl Al chlorides, alkoxides with
reactor cooling down to -50°C

Single site ligand and catalyst synthesis

Assembly of a process research reactor with our unique screwless and self-sealing design up to 100 bar
Technical details

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

Polyolefin catalyst syntheses require the following functionalities:

  • Overhead gravimetric dispensing of solids and powders.
  • Feeding of halogenated reagents.
  • Precise temperature control.
  • Powerful mixing to accommodate high viscosities.
  • Inertization of reactors and workstation.
  • Work-up by e.g. washing (filtration, decantation).
  • Transfer to analytics.

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.