The large scale production of bulk chemicals is performed in the chemical process industry frequently applying continuously operated reaction and separation processes. In the fields of “Flow chemistry” and “Continuous Manufacturing” there are currently significant efforts to apply similar principles for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, which is traditionally based on batch processes. The current status will be discussed and similarities and differences between the two fields will be highlighted.
Examples, lessons and tools from petrochemistry Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg
Smart scale production processes for advanced polymers Dr. Andreas Brodhagen, BASF, Ludwigshafen
Chemical assembly lines: layered control for multistep synthesis Dr. Kerry Gilmore, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm
End-to-end process design in flow: from chemistry to microreactor networks? Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel, Technical University Eindhoven/NL
API-manufacturing of the future - From visionary concepts to tangible results Dr. Michael Gottfried, Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Heike Lorenz, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg