Branding Development of Production Processes for Complex Molecules
The Cabb Group will now be offering the development of chemical production processes for the agrochemicals and specialty chemicals sectors as a separate service under the brand Chem Creations.
A team of specialist chemists, process engineers, technicians and safety experts will create the optimum manufacturing process for the customer's specific molecule. The Group can then carry out the resultant process on a commercial contract manufacturing basis.
The overall service is broken down into the individual modules such as Route Scouting, Process Research, Process Development and Pilot Production, which means that customers can opt for complete process development or just parts of it. Chem Spec Europe in Cologne will see the official launch of this new service on June 20.
Flexible Access to Specific Skills
The Custom Manufacturing Business Unit of fine chemicals specialist Cabb has decades of experience in scaling up processes from the laboratory to a commercial scale, opines the firm. The necessary skills in process development, handling challenging chemical technologies and designing processes and plants are backed up by ultra-modern laboratory facilities and a dedicated pilot line at the Pratteln site.
Quicker to Market with Development Services
Market surveys in the agrochemicals sector have shown that resistance to existing active ingredients and more stringent official requirements are leading to ever more complex molecular structures which entail correspondingly sophisticated synthetic pathways. As a result, innovators are increasingly focusing on their in-house resources firstly on identifying and developing active ingredients and secondly on registering and marketing them.
Specialist suppliers, however, are increasingly being used for developing the production processes for these new molecules.