Robinson Brothers R&D laboratories are staffed by highly skilled teams of PhD Chemists with a wide range of synthetic experience; being experts in process development, scale-up and optimisation.

Robinson Brothers is continuously exploring new technologies and product development processes to challenge chemistry. We are actively exploring new technologies to improve the throughput of chemical reactions in collaboration with academia and equipment suppliers. As a leading UK chemical manufacturer, Robinson Brothers has built relationships with universities to explore new manufacturing routes. Universities such as: University of Birmingham, Warwick University, Loughborough University, Queens University Belfast and Aston University.

Our UK chemical manufacturing site can seamlessly and rapidly scale processes as necessary from laboratory grams to kilograms in Kilo-Laboratory and/or Pilot Plant facilities, and thence in a large-scale manufacturing Plant to produce multi-tonne quantities. We have a culture of continuous improvement, which is implemented by our Process Improvement Group and is an approach that consistently delivers demonstrable benefits to our customers.

Robinson Brothers is currently exploring batch to continuous manufacturing on one of our long-established hydrogenation processes. We endeavour to scale-up this technology and apply this to other chemistries across site.

With hydrogenation being a core competency at Robinson Brothers, we are involved in UK Catalysis Hub - exploring the use of improved catalysts. Catalysis is a key technology in manufacturing processes. Click here for more information about the UK Catalysis Hub.

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