Frankfurt/M., Germany  /  June 10, 2024  -  June 14, 2024

ACHEMA 2024

At ACHEMA 2024 we will be showcasing selected developments from our Divisions Chemistry. The focus is on our topics flow chemistry and sustainable chemical syntheses.

Visit us from June 10 - 14, 2024 at the ACHEMA 2024 at the

  • Flow Chemistry Pavilion in hall 9.0 booth E64 and
  • Fraunhofer joint Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance booth in hall 6 booth D49

Make an appointment and get in touch with our applied research experts.

Our exhibits

Our exhibits concentrate on industry-relevant research and development in flow chemistry - from laboratory to production. Our exhibits focus on organometallic chemistry based on zinc and magnesium (Grignard reagents), photochemistry and electrochemical synthesis.

  • Organometallics in flow
    Easily scalable reactor technology | Improved product quality | Increased process safety | Flexibility in production
  • Photochemistry in flow
    Innovative flow photoreactors | Photocatalysis for improving syntheses | Sustainable by light
  • Electrochemistry in flow
    Flexible and scalable reactor concepts | Small electrode distances and great surface-to-volume ratios for improved process control | Environment-friendly production of chemical compounds
  • Modular reactors - Enabling tools for process intensification
    Innovative micro- and flow reactors | Improved continuous processes | Flexible production concepts | Adressing sustainable chemistry

Modular reactors - Enabling tools for process intensification – What’s about in detail?

The Fraunhofer lighthouse project “ShaPID” aims to demonstrate that sustainable, green chemistry can be achieved through innovations in process intensification and digitalization.

Specifically adapted reactor technology like milli- and microstructured reactors enable a precisely control of the conditions of continuous chemical production processes. By this, limitations of conventional equipment are overcome and laying the basis for process intensification.

The modular reactor concept followed in the project allows different individual adaptations to specific process needs while also addressing scale-up for reaching higher production rates.

Amongst other features of the reactor concept, different modules can be operated either individually or connected in series and the flow path within the modules can be altered by different distributor plates determining the number of channels in use and their sequence. The design freedom attained by additive manufacturing for the distributor plates plays hereby an essential role.

A first large range of different modules have been realized to cover both lab scale investigations but also the piloting trials for different reactive intermediates in the ShaPID demonstrator case “Efficient Building Blocks” targeting throughput ranges up to several liters per hour and residence times in the range of a few minutes.