Flow Chemistry Technologies

Jul 09, 2012, 10:47 ET from Reportlinker

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Flow Chemistry Technologies



The market of MicroReaction Technologies (MRT) dedicated to flow chemistry sharply increased over the last five years. Recent and growing involvement of the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry clearly signals the transformation of this technology from academic settings towards applied research and production. How have micro-technologies impacted the pharmaceutical and the fine chemicals industries?Looking back on the last 5 years with an analysis of the most relevant changes is essential to understand the market dynamics observed today.This report provides a comprehensive view on the flow chemistry market, including:Consolidated MRT market data (2005-2011)Market forecasts (2012-2017) for modules, systems and production units.Main trends and challengesModules, systems and production units supply chain.The main business models


Large chemical and pharmaceutical companies are increasingly considering MRT as a process intensification solution to solve some of their current processing problems for lab research and to debottleneck production. Nevertheless, the motivations for implementation are multiple and vary form one case to another. On the technical side, user requirements will be different if the principal goal is to precisely control the reaction kinetics, avoid hazardous situations or develop new syntheses. Likewise, drivers differ depending on the molecule life cycle.This leads to a market segmentation of the Flow Chemistry market. For each segment the following elements are described: applications, technical and economic requirements, key technology suppliers and some examples of technologies and users.The ability to understand to which segment a prospect belongs is essential as it determines the most appropriate offer and commercial approach.


New players entered the field recently and previous ones have broadened their product portfolio. Therefore, the range of MRT products available on the market became wider in terms of both performance and price.Some systems have evolved dramatically towards the high end market, with more and more functionalities. Meanwhile low cost systems have been introduced recently to respond to research and educational needs.These significant changes show that the Flow Chemistry market is structuring with different strategic positioning occupied by MRT supplier.


The report describes the MRT supply chain, from R&D to commercialization and distribution. It also shows several collaboration examples between key players of the field and their market share.


Analysis of the value chain provides an understanding of the price evolution from microreaction components sold as stand-alone modules to a complete systems installed in Production. MRT modules represent only approximately 20% of the total system cost, while the instrumentation price share can exceed 60%.This explains how leading companies improved their market positioning and increased their revenue by extending their offer from modules to complete systems. Moreover, it explains as well why numbering-up modules can become very expensive.

Business case analysis of MRT used for production shows that Flow Chemistry hardware is more expensive than batch chemistry (CAPEX is higher). Nevertheless, MRT appear to be cost effective solution for the exploitation by decreasing the operational costs (strong decrease of OPEX).

KEY FEATURES OF THE REPORT Analysis of the last 5 years market evolution and key events

2011-2017 modules and systems forecasts from a foundry or a system provider perspective.

Market segmentation with key success factors by segment in order to succeed in MRT market.

Business cases: comparison of investment and operational costs between flow chemistry and traditional methods for different applications at a production level.

Strategic maps: representation of several MRT suppliers' products portfolio according to two main criterions: the price and the performance for each product.

Production scale-up: comparison between numbering-up and sizing-up strategies

REPORT OUTLINE Publication type: Technology, Applications, Industry & Market Report

Released date: March 2012

Number of slides: over 170

Format: PDF + Excel file

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT? Executives of companies active in the development of microreaction products or assessing their entry in this field

Executives of engineering companies, that could broaden their process intensification offer with microreaction

R&D managers or production leaders of chemical and pharmaceutical companies, that want to learn about flow chemistry technology (products, players, market, costs…)

SOME COMPANIES CITED IN THE REPORT Accendo, Aetdev, Alfa Laval, Atotech, Cetoni, Chemtrix, Corning, Dai Nippon Screen, DSM, Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS, ESK Ceramics, Future Chemistry, Heatric, IMM, Institute for Microchemical Technology IMT, LioniX, Little Things Factory, Lonza, Merck, Microinnova, Micronit, Mikroglas Chemtech GmbH, Modular Block, Siemens, Sigma-Aldrich, Spec Corporation, Syntics, Syrris, ThalesNano, ThinXXS, Velocys, YMC…TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary p.4Introduction p.31 What happened since 2007? p.36 Business News

Learning curve and S-curve

Market in Asia

Involvement of Pharmaceutical companies

Continuous reactors scaling

MRT suppliers (news players, news activities, geographical distribution) and portfolio evolutions

MicroReaction Technologies Market 2011-2017 p.54

Individual modules market dataR&D system market dataProduction system market data

Market segmentation p.83

MRT Technologies for research applications

MRT Technologies for process development

MRT Technologies for production applications

Industrial Status of Development p.115

MRT equipment designMRT materials

Advantages & challenges for MRT p.124

SWOT analysis

Business Cases for different production applications

Focus on Pharmaceutical industry p.135

A changing environmentMRT technologies in drug discovery

Industry organization & Trends p.142

Green Chemistry

Supply chain

Value chain

Strategic maps

Case study: R&D system cost breakdown

Summary and Conclusion p.158

Appendix I: Companies profile

Appendix II: Yole Developpement presentation

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