Our 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 involved in a number of initiatives, a few of which are mentioned below. Robinson Brothers have been working with Academia in exploring better ways of carrying certain chemical reactions and improved methods of manufacturing new and existing technologies. Universities such as: University of Birmingham, Warwick University, Loughborough University, Queens University Belfast and Aston University.

Our site can seamlessly and rapidly scale processes and products as necessary from laboratory grams to kilograms in Kilo-Laboratory and/or Pilot Plant facilities, and thence in a Production Operations Plant to 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 also currently carrying out 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. For more information about the UK Catalysis Hub, click here.

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