Catalyst synthesis development and polymerisation have been a key part of our laboratories for 40 years. We provide an industrial expertise in polymerisation, processing, applications and markets which have been developed through own research as well as cooperation with technology owners and catalyst manufactures.
A cornerstone of Norner capabilities is our advanced gas reactor laboratory for polymerization and gas process simulations.
We provide competence and capability to be your partner in catalyst development and characterisation.
Our reactor laboratory is well equipped for high purity work in extreme conditions by using hazardous chemicals.
The advanced gas transportation and inert handling system (e.g. several glove boxes) together with the explosion (EX) proofed area fulfills our devotion to safety work.
We are constantly updating our reactors according to latest technology.
We can do reactor modifications according to your needs.
Multi purpose reactors available in our laboratory
Glass reactor systems up to 1 liter size (max. 10 bar, 120°C)
Two fluidized bed mixers (0,25 & 60 liters)
Small scale calcination/reduction units for carriers and Cr-catalyst (fluidised bed; max. ~300 g; max ~1000°C)
Pressure reactors available in our laboratory
High pressure metal reactors, 1 - 17 liter in size:
- Totally 13 reactors available
- In olefin polymerization, yields up to 5 kg’s (per test) can be produced
- Pressure up to 350 bar - Temperature up to 340°C
High pressure metal reactors, 60-200 ml in size:
- Pressure up to 100 bar - Temperature up to 120°C
The reactors can be used e.g. for uni- and multistage polymerization
Batch or semi-batch reactors - Continuous feeds for monomer, comonomer and hydrogen
Experience from ethylene to decene, VCH, 4-methyl-1-pentene
Norner performs focus on safety in high pressure laboratory
Automatic safety arrangements like automatic stop and vent off from head-space at unsafe conditions predicted by software controlled from PLS and/or independent systems.
Explosion (EX) proof equipments, if required.
Safety evaluation and HAZOP studies are included.
Explosion walls or roof designed and built to take care of unexpected explosion.
On-line control of hydrocarbon and oxygen concentrations in all reactor rooms with an automatic link to safety system.
Safety arrangements are made according to national standards of the present site.
Training on safety will be done according to customer needs.
Training is included (will be done according to customer needs), also connected to the polymerizations done in the start-up.
Laboratory testing services
Norner provides high expertise in material and analytical testing, evaluation of physical and chemical properties, environmental influence on material properties, as well as plastic processing techniques.
Our ISO 9001 certified laboratory ensures high quality testing with focus on health, environment and safety (HSE).
Norner pilot centre and test laboratory have modern pilot lines and test facilities. We carry out your trials, utilise our competencies and run full development projects in many of the most common techniques in the market.