Our Mildenhall site has two manufacturing buildings which each house a number of stainless steel chemical reactors. The smaller vessels from 50litres up to 5m3 are located within the pilot plant and these are available for process development and production scale up along with routine smaller volume manufacturing. The reactors in our main plant are between 6m3 to 18m3 and used for larger scale manufacturing processes.

Each vessel is heated using steam jackets capable of temperatures up to 150°C and as all are also fitted with condensers they allow reactions to be run at reflux or set up for distillation as required. Our reactors and condensers are cooled using water from one of three on site cooling towers. All the reactors are vented via scrubbers and each can be inerted with >99.8% nitrogen, which is generated on site.

Witton is experienced in handling a wide range of chemicals including corrosive, flammable and viscous materials. Our equipment is capable of handling polymers with viscosities in excess of 100,000cps. All our plant is compliant with current DSEAR/ATEX regulations and is suitable for safely handling liquids with autoignition temperatures above 200°C in gas groups IIA or IIB.

These reactors can be linked to allow easy transfer between vessels for multi-stage processes.

Material from the reactors can be packed as required into bulk tankers, IBC, drums or kegs. If required material can also be transferred to onsite bulk storage for later collection as required.

Stainless Steel Reactor used in Chemical Manufacturing