Separation Techniques Limited

For all your molecular level purification needs


We can offer turn key solutions using FDA approved materials of construction and welding techniques as well as source resins with appropriate FDA approvals for use in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.


Application examples include:

  • Clavulanic acid
  • Antibiotic purification
  • Lactulose
  • Pharmaceutical grade Lactose

Ion exchange and adsorption technology have found considerable application in the pharmaceutical industry. Working in conjunction with resin manufacturers such as Rohm and Haas, our personnel have been involved in the design, construction and commissioning of many successful process plants for GlaxoSmithKline, Hoechst, LACSA, etc.

It is in this area that our technology has been most applied, and consequently much developed. The combination of high value products, specialist process technology and high process standards demand sound but innovative engineering designs.

The optimisation of column hydraulics has enabled us to achieve low mixing volumes and even flow through the column ensuring optimum resin utilisation and high product purity, as well as efficient regeneration and reutilisation of the resin.

The control requirements of the plant we design are critical for their accurate and efficient operation. We have developed Process Logics based on the column hydraulics, sufficient for the needs of software engineers. In certain cases we provide built-in control systems.


Separation Techniques Limited, Mill Race, Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, Glos., GL54 4DR, United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (1242) 890 178; Fax: +44 (1242) 890 179