ChemDesign Products, Inc.

Multi-Purpose Chemical Processing

One Campus. Multiple Reactions for Custom Chemical Solutions

At ChemDesign, we define multi-purpose chemical processing as providing support at all stages from development to production. In partnership with our customers, we provide a complete turn-key custom chemical solutions from one campus in Marinette, Wisconsin.

The design of our unit operations can be easily re-configured to accommodate a wide variety of chemical processes and quantities.

Are you looking for a custom chemical manufacturer who can easily separate and link processes? Not an issue on our campus. Our clients count on our flexible and redundant assets. When you ask a member of our team about our point of difference, they will describe it as multi-step unit operations.

In this article, we provide a description of our 3 separate buildings with a list of our redundant reaction capabilities.

Multi-Step Unit Operations

On our campus, we have three distinct multi-purpose fine and specialty chemical manufacturing areas: Buildings 52, 38 and 69 with 36,000/23,000/12,000 gallons of reactor capacity.


Our manufacturing areas consist of 8/8/7 glass-lined reactors, 4/6/1 316 stainless steel, and 3/1/1 Hastelloy (Monel) reactors. Reactors range in size from 500 to 6,000 gallons, with a temperature operating range of -7 to 150C.

Fractional Distillation columns and Solids Isolation devices are available on the same campus!

Chemical Reactions

Within each manufacturing area, we have a strong breadth of reactions available, including:

  • Bromination: arenes, olefins, alkanes, and carbonyls
  • Chlorination
  • Oxidations
  • Alkylation
  • Aminations
  • Diazotization
  • Esterification
  • Friedel-Crafts Alkylation
  • Polymerization
  • Sulfonation
  • Olefination
  • Isomerization
  • Reductions
  • Coupling Reactions
  • Alkene Isomerizations:
  • Eliminations
  • Wittig
  • Diels Alder
  • Carbonylations
  • Carboxylations
  • Decarboxylations
  • Metathesis
  • Rearrangements
  • Grignards
  • Borohydride Reductions
  • FreeRadical Polymerizations: Chain growth polymerization through free radical initiation and propagation.
  • Phosphorous Chemistry
  • Titanium Tetrachloride Chemistry: Chemdesign has utilized TiCl4 as a reagent to manufacture polymerization catalysts, and as a lewis acid catalyst to induce rearrangement/isomerization such Fries rearrangements.
  • Oximation
  • Ring Formation

Our flexible manufacturing facilities and deep experience with reactions provides our clients with the custom chemicals solutions they need, speed to market and peace of mind.

Do you have a multi-step chemical processing need? Get in touch with us by using our convenient online form.

About the author: Rae Johnson has led the sales efforts of ChemDesign since 2004. He has over 10 years of experience in the business development arena of the chemical industry, working for Hickson-DanChem, Brenntag and Ruetgers before joining ChemDesign. Rae is focused on developing chemical toll manufacturing relationships and is an active member of SOCMA and the Global Chemicals Executives.


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