Active pharmaceutical ingredients

API in pharma

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) are the substances in medicines, which give them their therapeutic properties. 

Process equipment for the API

APIs are produced in high value-added product batches, requiring corrosion resistant reactors, overhead condensers and pipework. 

Reactor vessel

API are produced in small high-value-added batches in a reaction vessel. Synthesis reactions may be produced in a severely corrosive environment requiring reactive metals reactors.

Overhead condensers

Mersen designs and manufactures condensers to specific customer process specifications, in compliance with international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations. 

 PTFE-lined pipes

Armylor PTFE lined pipework for any API production sites.

Customer case

Reactor overhead condensers for the API process

One of the world’s largest API producers, based in Europe, decided to modernize their Reactor Overhead Condensers, with the replacement of their old Korobon cemented graphite plate condensers.

The Mersen Cubic Block Graphite Overhead Condenser is the solution chosen by the client, due to its GMP design features, compactness, and high thermal performance.