3V Tech provides a wide range of high
quality process equipment in different materials (Stainless Steel,
Hastelloy, Glass-lined and Borosilicate glass 3.3), as well as
engineered systems, skid mounted solutions and complete Active
Pharmaceutical Ingredient API plants, with all process engineering and
related detail engineering.
Fine Chemicals are advanced organic chemicals, so called active intermediates, which are produced by highly specialized chemical companies, that are sub-suppliers of large Pharmaceuticals. The complexity of the low molecular weight products do require challenging process research and development of the industrialization of the production, known as scale up. The annual sales volume of the first 10 players worldwide is 7'000 Mil USD, which represents 30% of the global market.
Organic synthesis processes like Chlorination, Hydrogenation, Steroid synthesis, do imply the use of corrosion resistant process equipment made of alloys or glass lined material. Active ingredients have high price per volume and are produced in small quantities, this implies the use of multipurpose batch process plants. In these plants campaigns do succeed rapidly and these are designed to absolutely avoid risk of contamination between product campaigns. The design target of process equipment dedicated to multipurpose plants has two main features: compatibility with a wide spectrum of chemicals (corrosion resistance issues) and perfect cleanability. It is all around custom manufactured chemicals in custom designed process equipment. A fine chemicals plant consists of reaction, filtration, solid/liquid separation, drying, condensing and evaporating process equipment, as well as final product handling. The requirement of such is to cover a wide spectrum of chemicals, from small to medium volumes and comparably short reaction time.