The chemical industry makes many thousands of essential products from the earth’s raw materials. GEA supplies world-class precision engineering that the industry needs to develop new products and control costs, while complying with strict legislation and new environmental rules on emissions and treating waste water.

We are a leading supplier of complete lines and unit operations to the chemical industry. Our scope covers an extensive portfolio of products and processes to

Achieve more with GEA’s experience and expertise

Committed to advancing our customers’ research and development activities, GEA’s chemical test centers provide global technical support and expertise to the chemical industry.

These centers of excellence give you access to a full range of test facilities and teams of experts, all of whom work closely with our customers to optimize processes and evaluate their products, enabling them to achieve their process and production goals in a cost-effective way.

Test Center

We are not only focused on liquid/solid process solutions and technologies like centrifugal separation, cross flow filtration, solution crystallization, freeze concentration, evaporation, distillation, drying but also hosting emission control technologies and vacuum & ejectors test benches.

At our technology centers, you, the customer, can test both new and established products in a wide range of unit operations, from lab- to pilot-scale, or perform comparative process studies with our skilled operators by assessing complete process trains. 

In addition, you can rely on a permanent staff of experienced engineers, technicians and laboratory workers who can assist you with any production problems, new developments and the modification of GEA technology to meet your needs. Our personnel remain constantly up to date with the most recent developments in the industry to be able to provide you with the best assistance possible.

From new product and feasibility trials to scale-up studies, training programs and process support, we believe that our services greatly benefit anyone involved in industrial R&D, equipment selection, process optimization and product development.

Our Chemical test centers are:

  • Separation - Oelde (Germany)
  • Cross flow Filtration – Karlsruhe (Germany); Montigny (France); Hudson (USA)
  • Homogenization – Parma (Italy)
  • Evaporation– Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Distillation – Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Crystallization – Duisburg (Germany); Montigny (France)
  • Freeze Concentration  – ‘sHertogenbosch (Netherland)
  • Spray Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark); Columbia (USA); Sakura (Japan)
  • Solids Feed Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark); Columbia (USA)
  • Ejector Test Bench– Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Emission Control – Frankfurt (Germany)
Biochemicals solutions

From aspiration to profitability: producing biochemicals by biorefinery

Biorefining is a critical pillar of the growing bioeconomy and involves converting biomass into diverse bio-based products and components for use across diverse sectors, including the chemical industry. By leveraging renewable resources, industry, including the growing bio-based chemicals segment, is lowering its CO2 footprint by developing new innovations that reduce fossil feedstock usage.
Lithium Batteries Promise New Era in Green Transport

Lithium batteries promise new era in green transport

Lithium is the lightest metal known to man. This third element in the Periodic table is powering the modern world. Today’s lithium batteries keep our medical, consumer and industrial electronic devices switched on, and can store energy generated by electricity grids. But it is the use of lithium-ion batteries in the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles that will make the biggest impact on the global lithium market. It is no surprise that this silvery-white, reactive metal is often referred to as ‘white petroleum’.
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New solutions for producing high-purity MAP fertilizer more economically

Some say the application of fertilizer has done more to reduce world hunger than any other single innovation or action. While perhaps true, the fertilizer sector and growers are unable to rest on these impressive laurels given growing demands for solutions that make more efficient use of nutrient resources and have a less negative impact on the environment. GEA is helping manufacturers to meet some of these tough challenges and reducing their production costs in the process.

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