ESK Ceramics acquires interest in Chemtrix B.V.

ESK Ceramics GmbH & CO. KG, Kempten, Germany and Chemtrix B.V., Geleen, The Netherlands jointly announced that ESK has acquired a minority interest in Chemtrix for an undisclosed amount.

Chemtrix develops and sells equipment and services based on the concept of executing R&D and process development in revolutionary micro reactors with a direct scale to kg-quantity production in mid-size reactors. ESK is a supplier of flow chemistry reactors suitable to produce on an industrial scale. With this cooperation the companies are able to offer a complete product portfolio of scalable flow chemistry equipment and services to the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry.

Hugo Delissen, CEO of Chemtrix: “Chemtrix and ESK are ideal partners for jointly developing this emerging market. We will be able to deliver the equipment and the knowledge needed to enable customers integrating this new efficiency increasing technology into their production lines. Together we will be one of the leading companies in the flow chemistry market.”

Dr. Thomas Jüngling, President of ESK and Vice President of Ceradyne: “As a leader in ceramic products we see considerable growth potential for industrial flow reactors. We expect, that the combination of flow chemistry knowledge and R&D laboratory equipment at Chemtrix and our industrial reactor manufacturing know how will accelerate the adoption of this technology.”