High-throughput Tools help research chemists and engineers to quickly map out many different catalysts and reaction conditions.
Our optimisation tools allow researchers to improve the yields, selectivities or reaction conditions of a process.
ILS Scale-up Tools operate in rigorously controlled conditions which closely mimic pilot plant or production scale processes.
SPECIALIZED RESEARCH TOOLS
Specialized research tools can overcome particularly challenging research problems.
Chemical Validation Testing
We deliver a chemically validated system you can use immediately
Online gas and liquid analytics, pre-configured, calibrated and seamlessly-integrated into your R&D workflow
Purchasing high-quality results instead of a unit sometimes makes more sense
R&D Software tools for 24/7 fully-automated execution of complex multistep experiments
Building The Right System
For Your Chemistry
Nearly 30% of our staff are PhD and MS Chemical Engineers, and Chemists. These are people that have grown up in the world fo catalyst preparation, characterisation and testing. They speak your language and have a clear understanding of what your catalyst and materials R&D challenges are.
ILS closely collaborates with clients at all phases of the project. Ultimately you know your chemistry better than we probably ever will and that knowledge is key to getting you the best possible unit.
"We needed bespoke fixed bed reactors for Fischer-Tropsch chemistry. It was important that the unit was tailored exactly to our needs and we wanted to see good engineering capabilities and an understanding of the chemistry involved. The ILS parallel reactor system has dramatically increased our throughput while still being accurate and reproducible. It’s opened up new areas of research and the enhanced internal abilities have helped us to save the money we would have spent externally. We’re now in the loop more with our internal customers. You should work with ILS. They can build you whatever you want and it will be a very good working relationship."
Hendrik van RensburgSasol Technology UK
"We were looking for a 20-reactor system for hydrogenation studies. It was important that it was simple to use, at a competitive price, and small footprint. We wanted a company which we could trust to deliver this. The ILS reactor system has worked very well and been a very reliable unit. It’s a real workhorse! We’ve found it a very cost effective research tool and saved time in our projects, and I’d recommend ILS to anyone considering working with them."
Kai LovisBayer Chemical Development
"We needed to conduct reactions in parallel using liquefied gases. We wanted to use unusual mixtures of different reagents and precise dosing was very important. The system had to be able to handle inflammable materials and operate with very low levels of water and oxygen. Safety was critical, and we were looking for a flexible company which could create the right system for our needs. The unit has allowed us to qualify new raw materials far more quickly which helped our overall business. We’ve been able to find the right conditions for synthesising special polyolefins. I would definitely recommend ILS. Approach them with a problem and they will find and build the right solution for you."
"We wanted to replace an old single reactor system with parallel reactors capable of reaching higher temperatures and utilising faster temperature ramp rates. It was important to have an independent unit which was simple to operate. We wanted to work with a company with good engineering capabilities. We now have more screening power which helps us to run projects more quickly. We use this enhanced capability as a selling point to our customers and I’m very happy with what ILS have provided. We worked together like partners and they gave us exactly what we needed."
Laurent LefortDSM Research Scientist
"Before working with ILS Scania could only perform tests in engine test beds. The rig which ILS designed and built for us allows a far more systematic evaluation of catalysts under a variety of conditions. You can test different variables and isolate effects, unlike in a full engine environment, to learn far more from your experiments. In a benchmark study of 3-way catalysts which Scania completed the ILS unit saved at least 30% of normal time and effort."
Björn WesterbergCatalyst and Filter Performance, Scania
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