PRAXISforum Future Production Concepts in Chemical Industry


This PRAXISforum is showcasing the latest developements and newest products in continous processing and modularized plant systems. Ready to use in your processes!

Attendees will see featured presentations from companies, like AstraZeneca, Chemtrix, CINC, Evonik, Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, GSK, hte, Invite, Merck, Patheon, TNO, Zeton and others.


The PRAXISforum Programme as pdf

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Moderator: A. Bazzanella

09:30 Registration, Opening of exhibition
11:00 Opening and welcome address
A. Förster, Head of Research Management and Conferences
DECHEMA e.V., Germany
11:10 Impulse
Multi-stage continous processing to APIs - what have we learnt along the way?
M. Berry, Director of Chemistry, Second Generation Processes, R&D
GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
12:00 Impulse
Transformable Production Concepts: Flexible, Mobile, Decentralized, Modular, Fast
S. Lier, Head of Working Group Transformable Production and Logistics concepts
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


Lunch and networking at exhibition floor

14:15 Realizing the Future with Small Scale Modular Plants for Continuous Manufacturing
J. ter Harmsel, Managing Director
Zeton B.V., The Netherlands



Viability of Flow Processing as a Manufacturing Platform - Trends and Prospects from a Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective
H.-J. Federsel, Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Development
AstraZeneca, United Kingdom


Tandem talk
Towards modularization and standardization of chemical production units: status quo, development needs, and current activities
D. Schmalz, Head of Process Technologies - Engineering
Merck, Germany
F. Stenger, Group Head Chemical Reaction Technology
Evonik, Germany


Interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables", Exhibition Walkthrough

17:20 Pre-Competitive Process Development @ INVITE
A. Schweiger, CEO
INVITE, Germany
17:50 Implementation of continuous flow processes in cGMP environments
P. Pöchlauer, Innovation Manager
Patheon, Austria
18:20 Chemical Process Development and Small-scale Production in Multipurpose Plants with Modular Equipment
N. Kockmann, Lehrstuhl für Apparatedesign
TU Dortmund, Germany
18:50 Networking Dinner, Interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables", Exhibition Walkthrough
22:00 End of first PRAXISforum day

Thursday, 28 Apri 2016

Moderator: A. Bazzanella

08:45 Re-Opening exhibition


Digitalization as the next level to increase productivity for the process industry
R. Vangenechten, Global Account Manager
Siemens AG, Germany

09:30 Flow Chemistry! A modular production concept for specialty chemistry business
S. Härtner, Senior Development Manager
Merck, Germany


Continuous Flow Reactors: An Opportunity for Discovery, Process Development & Production?
C. Willes, CEO
Chemtrix, The Netherlands


Interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables", Exhibition Walkthrough


Migration strategies in R&D
A. Müller, Leader Project Management
hte, Germany


Continuous liquid – liquid extraction / separation with CINC centrifugal extractors
M. Vornefeld, CEO
CINC, Germany
12:45 Combining microreaction technology with a standardized chemical plant infrastructure for flexible and mobile production
P. Löb, Deputy Head of Division Energy and Chemical Technology
Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Germany
13:15 Small-scale flexible plants – Business and technology perspectives
M. de Graaff, Senior Business Developer
TNO, The Netherlands
13:45 Lunch at exhibition floor, interactive networking and discussion @ "topic tables", informal drinks
15:00 End of PRAXISforum
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