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Robinson Brothers Wins UK Government Funding

for Flow Chemistry Studies

Study will look to transfer hydrogenation chemistry from batch to continuous process

West Bromwich, UK & CPhI Worldwide, Madrid, Spain, 9th October 2012: Robinson Brothers Limited, one of the UK’s largest independent chemical manufacturers, which includes wholly owned subsidiary Endeavour Specialty Chemicals, has won government funding to undertake feasibility studies using flow-chemistry reactors that could lead to the development and commercialisation of innovative approaches to sustainable manufacturing for the process industry.

The trials, which commenced in September 2012 and will run for 9 months, will aim to take one of Robinson Brothers’ core technologies, hydrogenation, from batch to continuous process, working alongside flow reactor manufacturer AM Technologies. Funding was secured from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board (, against strong competition.

“For over 40 years, hydrogenation has been one of Robinson Brothers’ key competencies,” commented Adrian Hanrahan, Managing Director. “We are excited at the possibilities for flow chemistry in this specialist area and our plan is ultimately to use continuous flow chemistry to increase our capacities across our core chemistries. Additionally, we could potentially broaden our technology portfolio by undertaking new chemistries that we do not currently possess, primarily due to the limitations of batch chemistry.”

He added “Following the successful completion of the feasibility studies, we would look to invest in a dedicated flow chemistry facility as an integral part of our customer offering going forward.”

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