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The Standard Group of Companies is a leading supplier of equipment in the chemical industry.

Essentially the chemical industry comprises of the companies that produce industrial chemicals.

These industries convert raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 80,000 different products.

There are many different processes and technologies involved in the chemical industry, as which many steps must be taken to convert raw materials into usable chemicals.

To take these steps, raw materials must be refined to get them into a pure form, where great accuracy is needed.

Typical chemical industrial sectors include: -

ANFD monoblock bottom 2Agrochemicals.

An agrochemical is part of an agricultural chemical, whereby it is used in agriculture.

In many cases an agrichemical refers to pesticides including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and nematicides.

It may also include synthetic fertilizers, hormones and other chemical growth agents, and concentrated stores of raw animal manure.

The Standard Group are professionals in providing plant safety and processing equipment for hazardous and toxic substances.

An example of equipment for the agrochemical industry is a reactor which can be glass lined if necessary, and is widely used in the fertilisation industry.

Biochemical.

Schematic chemical resistant barrier isolator lrA biochemical works hand in hand with chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms.

Most chemical changes in a cell result from chains and cycles of biochemical reactions, with each step controlled by a separate, specific enzyme.

Biochemicals work with organic and inorganic structures of biological macromolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.

The findings of which are applied in the following: -

  • Medicine
  • Nutrition; human health
  • Agriculture

The Standard Group supply high-integrity process equipment for the biochemical industry sector, including isolators and containment systems with integral sieving, blending, multi-milling, jet milling and weighing operator workstations.

Commodity chemicals.

Commodity chemicals are a sub-sector of the chemical industry (other sub sectors are, inorganic chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy (e.g. biofuels) and materials (e.g. biopolymers))

Commodity chemicals are differentiated primarily by the bulk of their manufacture.

With producing in bulk, the process needs to be “right first time” as incorrect processes and reactions can lead to catastrophic disaster, with financial implications being prevalent.

This coupled with danger to the workforce and environment means appropriate and reliable equipment must be used constantly.

The Standard Group of Companies always use the safest and correctly tested equipment with every internal manufacturing process.

Fine chemicals.

Fine chemicals are complex, single, pure chemical substances, produced in limited quantities in multipurpose plants by multistep batch chemical or biotechnological processes.

Producing fine chemicals is uniquely specialized and because of this, fine chemistry cannot happen on a large-scale basis, unlike commodity chemicals.

Because GMP and cGMP regulates this type of chemical activity stringently, The Standard Group of Companies have the edge with highly trained personell and correct procedures adhering to the worldwide regulations.

Speciality chemicals.

SCL 5148Speciality chemicals are chemical products which provide a wide variety of effects on which many other industry sectors rely.

Most speciality chemicals are organic chemicals that are used in a wide range of every day products used by consumers and the industry for its supply.

Examples of speciality chemicals include: -

  • Adhesives
  • Cleaning materials
  • Colours
  • Cosmetics
  • Fragrances
  • Lubricants
  • Paints

The Standard Group of Companies supply a great variation of equipment in the specialty chemical industry which includes: -

  • Glass lined equipment
    • Reactors
    • Heat exchanges
  • Chemical resistant equipment
    • Barrier isolator
    • Glove boxes
    • Pass boxes
  • Drying and filtering equipment
    • ANFD (Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer)
    • Nauta dryers

The Standard Group supply bespoke customer requirements, and this includes the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of all products.

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