Scaling up a formula from a lab scale “prototype” to a full scale production batch requires a batch optimization stage. Moving from small sized lab batches to large scale production batches introduces critical changes to the system that must be addressed. These are brought on by a variety of factors including:
- liquid flow properties
- thermal transfer parameters
- dispersion and shear properties
- and more
Any effort to skip over this stage will almost inevitably result in poorly developed properties in the final product. Batch optimization helps ensure high quality production runs.
At National Polymer, we understand the importance of batch optimization during the scale-up process, and we dedicate a substantial portion of any development effort to it. We do much more than only developing data and reports, we are dedicated to getting your product ready for the market. To speak with one of our batch optimization/scale-up experts, give us a call at (800) 679-0477 or contact us using the form on this page for a free, no obligation consultation. We appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how we can help make your next project a success!
When researching, developing and prototyping new and/or improved polymers and polymer compounds, the initial stages are done on a small scale. Once developed, a polymer formulation must be subjected to "batch optimization" to ensure the same a qualities that made it work on a small scale are equally as good in larger production batches.
National Polymer is a recognized leader in the novel polymer research, development, and manufacturing. We welcome the opportunity discuss your projects or challenges via a free initial consultation, to see if we can enhance your current situation or help solve a problem. We look forward to reading from you!