Where innovation
meets experience.

Research & Development

Process and product development center

Develop your idea in our process and product development center.

Available facilities

  • 5 liters/1000 bar R&D unit
  • 80 liters/550 bar pilot plant
  • Thin-film extractorLiquid-liquid column

Services: Test and toll extraction of limited quantities for marketing purposes.
Our facilities can be used at a daily rate. Please contact us for details.

Tested Raw Materials

Product R&D is continuously carried out for our customers in our pilot plant. Several hundred tests were performed in the recent years.

Test prices


Plant sizes

Research & Development Units

  • 5 liters/1000 bar, also available with liquid-liquid column
  • 8 liters, up to 1000 bar

Pilot Plants

  • 100 liters, up to 550 bar

Other dimensions and design pressures are available upon request.
Each plant is usually equipped with 2 separators for fractionated separation.
All plants can be supplied with a co-solvent system if required.

Design highlights of lab scale R&D units and pilot plants are:

  • Closed CO2 cycle with high flow
  • Quick opening closures on extractor and first separator
  • Industrial valves (no freezing)
  • Death space free instrumentation for easy cleaning
  • Industrial automation & control system (same as on industrial plants)
  • Low inside surface roughness in extractors and separators for easy cleaning
  • Secured by safety valves
  • Safety design according HAZOP study with notified body
  • CE certificate of conformity for complete plant
  • Lifetime design & calculation for cyclic load (designed for 40.000 extraction cycles)

... a professional tool for the evaluation of ideas!