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Modern Equipment & Quality Processes

Nation Ford Chemical’s headquarters and production facility feature a large, well-maintained manufacturing plant, a fully equipped development lab and a 15,000 square-foot warehouse. Our organic reaction capabilities include:

Bio-Based Chemical Scale-Up

Batch & continuous conversions of bio-based products to industrial grade chemicals

• Solvent extraction
• Solid-bowl centrifuging
• Continuous liquid decanting
• Continuous solvent recovery
• Conventional filtration/drying
• Flexible plant offers many unit-operations
• DCS Control

Distillation

High temp and high vacuum available along with batch and continuous run modes. Many of our reactors are outfitted with solvent recovery capability.

4,000-gallon 316L SS (batch)
• 30 theoretical plates
• 36″ diameter column
• 100 psi/full vacuum; 400° F

2,000-gallon 316L SS (batch)
• 25 theoretical plates
• 24″ diameter column
• 50 psi/full vacuum; 500° F

Continuous 28” Column
• 14 theoretical plates; structured packing
• 25 psi/full vacuum; 400° F
• Controlled via DeltaV DCS

Hydrogenation

• 150 psi/full vacuum
• 400° F
• 20 hp agitator featuring 6-blade VWS impeller
• Sparkler pressure leaf filter, 82 ft2

Flaking

• 48”x 40” Blaw Knox Flaker
• 24″ x 60″ Buflovak Flaker (with agitator roller or feed pad)

Production Expertise
Organic Intermediates
Ag Intermediates
Ag Active Ingredients
Pharmaceutical Intermediates
Polymerization
Solvent Exchange
Azo Dyes
Solvent Dyes (Liquid and Solid)
Smoke Dyes
Pigments
Sulfanilic Acid
Drying/Grinding
Blending/Mixing/Drumming

Organic Reactions
Acetylation
Alkylation
Amination
Butylation
Chlorination
Chloroacetylation
Catalytic Reduction
Condensation
Diazotization/Coupling
Esterification
Ethylation
Friedel-Crafts
Hydrogenation
Nitration
Oxidation
Polymerization
Sulfonation
Thiophenylation