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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 produce a wide range of bulk and specialty chemicals by using the following key technologies:

  • Mechanical and thermal separation
  • Melt & Solution Crystallization
  • Drying & Particle Processing
  • Exhaust gas cleaning

Innovation and service is at the heart of our engineering expertise, helping to make production processes run smoothly and safely. Through our test centers we support our customers in developing the products of the future.

GEA technology also plays a key role in treating effluents, recovering by-products, increasing yield, controlling emissions and helping the industry to be more energy-efficient.

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

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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.

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)


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