Technoforce develops and manufactures various industrial proprietary physical separation equipment and technologies, in the field of Evaporation, High-vacuum distillation, Drying, Liq/Liq-Extraction, Crystallization and Stripping. Within Technoforce a broad range of technologies are available from a single source. Tailor made solutions range from bare equipment up to turn-key fully modular skid-mounted process systems, including auxiliary equipment, instruments and automation. An example is shown in Figure 1. Turnkey solutions in the form of modular skids can save months from client’s project schedules.
Our portfolio embraces:

  • Agitated Thin Film Evaporator (ATFE)
  • Short Path Distillation Units based on Thin-Film Technology, operated under high vacuum (up to 0.001 mbar) (SPDU)
  • Rising Film / Falling Film Evaporators (RFE/FFE)
  • Forced Circulation/Suppressed Boiling Evaporators (FCE)
  • Agitated Thin Film Dryers (ATFD)
  • Continuous (Plug Flow) Crystallizers (PFC)
  • Rotational Liquid-Liquid Extractors (LLE)
  • Annular Centrifugal LL Extractors (ACE)
  • (Conical) Strippers (CS)
  • Turn-key skid mounted Process Systems

Technoforce is involved from application-definitions, lab scale studies, feasibility studies, pilot plant trials & analysis, scale-up, mechanical and process design, equipment manufacturing & testing, project execution, erection, commissioning up to after sales services. We work very closely with customers at every stage.

Technoforce has a strong R&D bias with a research team with doctorate qualifications and having experience using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools for development of proprietary designs and 3D modelling. R&D investments are being made in the areas of crystallization, waste water treatment, energy recovery and reaction engineering.

Our systems/machines/installations are sold in following industrial areas: Pharmaceutical industry, Biochemical and Biobased Industry, the Food industry, the Agrochemical, Petrochemical and (fine) Chemical industry, the Polymer industry, Industrial Waste Water processing and the Oil & Fat/Oleochemical industry.

For application development, feasibility studies, optimization and testing, prior to scale up, Technoforce operates their European Pilot Plant Test Centre at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the Netherlands.

The development centre is equipped with 10 different setups for scale-up studies. Furthermore a dedicated supportive analysis laboratory is available for monitoring trial-progress and sample analysis. The results from pilot-trials are eventually used for scale-up, design and manufacturing.

In 2016, Technoforce will move into their new Pilot Plant Test Centre at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, of which the artist impression is shown in Figure 3.

  • Figure 1: Skid mounted 4-step Short Path Distillation plant for Biodiesel Production

  • Figure 2: European Pilot Plant at Brightlands – Chemelot Campus, The Netherlands

  • Figure 3: New Pilot Plant building at Brightlands – Chemelot Campus, The Netherlands (Press Release Technoforce)