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5th August 2013 – Overview of F³ Factory Achievements & Case Study Summaries

After four successful years, the F³ Factory project has come to an end in July 2013. It is thus time to give an overviev of the achievements realized during the past four years as well as of the demonstration results obtained in the seven industrial case studies.

Within the F³ Factory project, radically new 'plug and produce' modular production technology was successfully developed and demonstrated in seven case studies defined by partners from the European chemical industry. As a result, it was possible to show that e.g. from an environmental and resource efficiency point of view, drugs, polymers or surfactants could be produced with a reduced energy consumption up to 30%, a solvent reduction up to 100%, a footprint reduction up to 50% and the potential to reduce or eliminate transportation by enabling local or point of use production through installing the production plants inside ISO containers.

It is thus our believe, that besides conventional production plants, these modular plants will play an increasingly important role in future industrial production, securing the European chemical and pharmaceutical industry's global technological leadership.

Please refer to the documents listed below for detail information on the achievements of the F³ Factory project as well as summaries of the demonstration results and benefits obtained from the seven industrial case studies.

View PDF of major achievements of F³ Factory project...

View PDF of Rhodia-Solvay / BASF case study - Europoly: Flexible, modular production of water soluble specialty polymers...

View PDF of AstraZeneca case study - Fast and flexible continuous processing for pharmaceutical molecules...

View PDF of Evonik case study - Flexible, continuous production of chemical intermediates...

View PDF of Arkema case study - Demonstrating modular production technology for high volume intermediate chemicals...

View PDF of Bayer case study - Modular, flexible continuous production of active pharmaceutical intermediates...

View PDF of Procter & Gamble case study - Validating new intensified reaction technology for surfactants production...

View PDF of BASF / Bayer case study - Process intensification for high viscous polymer production...


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