Meggitt (UK) Ltd's Heatric Division and the German Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) have agreed to jointly develop commercial scale production of microstructured process engineering devices. These devices will be produced at Heatric's facilities in Poole, UK.
IMM's continuing research has confirmed that micro-reactors offer enormous potential to improve manufacturing efficiency, with the technology now poised to make a significant commercial impact. By combining the results of this research with Heatric's established expertise in the manufacture of commercial scale microchannel devices, the alliance bridges the gap between the laboratory and full-scale chemical production bringing enormous benefits to growing markets in the fields of fine chemicals manufacture and emerging innovative energy systems.
IMM's Microreaction Technology Department has more than 10 years' experience in the design and testing of process devices featuring sub-millimetre flow passages, including microreactors, mixers and heat exchangers. IMM's microstructured devices have gained world-wide recognition within the chemical industry.
"We are delighted to be announcing this international collaboration with IMM," commented Heatric Managing Director Nick Johnston. "It not only paves the way to new markets beyond our present client base, but also promises to widen our manufacturing expertise into volume production of microchannel devices. We will be starting production trials over the next few weeks"
For further information please contact:
Doris Schulze, Marketing Executive
Heatric, 46 Holton Road, Holton Heath
Heatric, an award winning, world-wide supplier of innovative heat transfer equipment, has supplied chemically etched and diffusion bonded PCHEs (Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers) to the process industries for over 15 years. PCHEs are widely used in offshore gas processing applications, as well as in the chemical industry. Recently Heatric introduced the PCR (Printed Circuit Reactor) - a range of microchannel reactor designs integrating chemical reaction, fluid mixing and heat exchange.
Heatric, based in Poole, Dorset (UK), is part of Meggitt's Aerospace Equipment division. Meggitt PLC is an international group of companies operating in the UK, Continental Europe, North America and the Far East. Internationally renowned for its specialist engineering skills, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and control technologies.