02 June 2003 00:00 [Source: PCE]Borregaard's fine chemicals business has expanded its operations in Sarpsborg, Norway, through the addition of a new research and pilot plant. The cGMP plant, which cost close to NKr40m (E5.06/$5.9m).
The pilot plant is used to upscale, test and modify processes from the product's development in the laboratory to the final production process in the factory. The inauguration of the new plant has tripled the company's pilot plant capacity.
The plant is equipped with six reactors and associated purification equipment, including distillation columns and four filters, one of which is isolated in a separate end room. It is part of the development of the firm's API business. Borregaard's first pilot plant opened in 1974.
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