- Halex Chemistry
Aarti Industries Limited (AIL) has evolved from being a vendor to becoming a partner of choice. Our three state-of-the-art R&D centers, located at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, Vapi and Jagadia in Gujarat, continuously work towards
A latest addition to our research capabilities is a large state-of-the-art digitised research and technology centre at Navi Mumbai.
Our strategic focus is to become a reference in speciality chemicals globally. In the long-run, we aim to further embrace open innovation and create a purposeful and sustainable organisation.
Backed by our expertise, technical know-how, experience and resources, we are ready to embrace growth opportunities and play a pivotal role in cementing our presence in the global chemical industry.
AIL has developed expertise in various chemistries and to name a few:
AIL has a state-of-the-art analytical laboratory spread over 12,000 sq. ft. with an experienced and qualified team of scientists engaged in
Typical infrastructure at the Analytical Development laboratory consists of specialised equipment such as HPLC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, Flash-Chromatography, ICP-MS, Particle Size Analyzer, and other equipment such as colorimetry, auto-titrator, stability chamber etc.
Our facility in Navi Mumbai is a fully paperless laboratory and utilises the Electronic Laboratory Notebook system for day to day experimental data capturing.
Availability of such online database for different chemistries helps our scientists with ready access to intelligent past knowledge and experimental insights avoiding duplication of work and allows our team to learn from the past speedily.
Other advantages include seamless inter-departmental communication, confidentiality and security of data leading to ISO 27001:2013 accreditation of our R&D facility at Mahape.
Reaction workstations are established to conduct various unit reactions
Our labs are equipped with modern experimental set-ups to conduct a range of atmospheric pressure reactions. Fully automated advanced jacketed glass reactor set-ups help in easy control of parameters such as temperature, dosing, pH control dosing while capturing real time data. We also conduct cryogenic (-70°C) and high temperatur (>200°C) reactions regularly using this state-of-the-art set-up.
A dedicated fully automated high-pressure section has been developed with ballast-proof walls. The reactors are remotely controlled by PLC to avoid any exposure to research personnel and meet the best safety standards. Further, gas feeding, temperature control, cooling, liquid feeding, etc., can be controlled through software while capturing real time data. Reactors with various MOCs like SS316, Hastelloy C22, Zirconium, Tantalum, etc. are part of the facility.
Consisting of an automated jacketed reactor up to 5 lt scale and a reactor and distillation unit mimicking the pilot plant design. The data produced in this setup helps in swiftly scaling up the process at the pilot plant.
Parallel reactors are being used for high throughput screening of reaction parameters and process optimisation using statistical design of experiments(DOE) software. Parallel reactors are also used for deviation/What-if studies during process development to optimise development and optimization time.
React-IR: Understanding Reaction Kinetics
FBMR: Monitor and Control the particle size
Calorimetric probe: Understanding heat of the reaction
Jacketed Agitated Nutsche Filter, Centrifuge filter, solvent recovery unit
Additionally, our facility is equipped with an automated distillation apparatus that can achieve separation of compounds with boiling point difference in the range of 1°C. This distillation set-up provides flexibility for changing theoretical plates and reflux ratio. The data obtained from the lab helps while scaling up and designing pilot and plant scale distillation set-up. The distillation set-ups are available in different MOCS: Glass, SS316, etc. to ensure different chemistries can be accommodated.
Based on the business requirement, a dedicated team of scientists develops certain strategic chemistries contributing towards multiple growth projects.
Following strategic chemistries are being developed
We believe in developing inherently safe processes. We have a state-of-the-art Process Safety Laboratory and expertise located close to the Process Chemistry lab to make such inherently safe process development possible.
Health and environment hazards are identified through the in-house SDS generated through GHS compliant software.
The chemical reaction hazards that may be generated during the chemical processing/storage. The three major chemical reaction hazards are:
A dedicated team equipped with advanced laboratory equipment conducts different process safety studies.
We carry out thermal stability tests and other fire and explosion tests especially for powder safety testing. For quick results of powder safety testing, we have also extensive tie ups with third-party service providers. The data from these tests is assessed in-house in our laboratories.
We are also building capabilities and infrastructure for fire and explosion hazards such as
1. Minimum ignition energy-MIE
2. Flash point
We undertake Hazop studies during the R&D process development to ensure our processes are inherently safe for commercialization
We have developed a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database of all the GHS compliant products and chemicals being used at AIL. This online database is readily accessible to all employees. We also have in-house capabilities to retrieve and generate new MSDS for development products. Being a ‘Responsible Care’ company, such capability of material safety management also helps in establishing product stewardship for existing and new products which helps our employees and customers to take appropriate action and care while handling our chemicals and products.