Agfa-Gevaert Wins 2019 EFCE Prize

The European Federation for Chemical Engineering (EFCE) has awarded Agfa-Gevaert with its 2019 EFCE Process Intensification Award for Industrial Innovation, sponsored by TechnipFMC. Agfa received this award for eliminating the use of liquid bromine, a dangerous toxic and volatile substance, in severals of its production processes. The company replaced bromine with flow technology, which is not only environment-friendly, but also much safer, cheaper and better scalable. This switch represents a breakthrough in pharmaceutics and fine chemistry. It was in part made possible thanks to Catalisti’s ATOM project.

More information about this breaktrough can be found in an article by NPT Magazine (in Dutch).