The chemical sector requires advanced equipment to facilitate carefully balanced chemical reactions. While many continuous processing solutions on the market can’t handle deep-vacuum processing of high-viscosity and/or “sticky” chemicals, the Continuous Hybrid Reactor (CHR) and Self-Contained Processor (SCP) from Readco Kurimoto have been designed to accommodate continuous devolatilization of high-viscosity and/or “sticky” materials under various adjustable levels of vacuum. For applications that do not require vacuum the Continuous Processor (CP) is often used as one of our most versatile machines for this industry. In conjunction with control solutions from our partner Melfi Technologies, Inc., our equipment provides:

  • Formula and recipe management
  • Superior quality control
  • Track and trace production


Chemical Applications, Key Standards, and Other Capabilities

Using our proprietary continuous processing technology, chemical processors gain the capacity to develop highly consistent chemical mixtures with no variations between batches. Our customized design employs a variety of specialty materials that allow for continuous processing of a wide variety of materials. With fully automated production capabilities and 24/7 operation, users of our solutions can easily meet Just-in-Time inventory requirements through highly efficient production methods.

We have designed our continuous processing equipment to provide our customers with a long, reliable, low-maintenance service life. Some of our solutions have been in operation since the 1970s, exemplifying our dedication to producing high-quality mixing equipment.

The Readco Kurimoto team will also work closely with each prospective customer to prove that our equipment can make their product before finalizing the sale. The experts at Readco Kurimoto will conduct extensive laboratory testing to verify our machines can handle your capacity needs and fit seamlessly into your existing production processes. We currently have a 100% success rate when proving the efficacy of our equipment solutions.

Readco Kurimoto understands that our customers have proprietary products and trade secrets they need to keep. We take customer confidentiality agreements very seriously, which has made us one of the best kept trade secrets in continuous processing technology.

Continuous processing has proven superior to batch mixing in countless use cases. Here are 10 reasons that continuous processing is better than batch mixing. Some of the applications that currently benefit from our CHR, SCP, and CP include:

  • Catalysts
  • Polymerization Reactions
  • Silicone/Sealants
  • Adhesives
  • Activated Carbon
  • Engineered Fuels
  • Composites/Nanocomposites
  • Crystalline Cellulose
  • Metallic Soaps
  • Pesticides/Herbicides

Readco Kurimoto equipment meets stringent ASME and ASTM standards, further verifying our commitment to delivering superior continuous processing solutions. We offer multiple machine sizes, including equipment for high-volume chemical plants. 316 stainless steel wetted parts is our standard, however our engineers also design and manufacture our machines using Hastelloy®, Alloy 20 stainless steel, tungsten carbide, and other materials that can tolerate rugged or harsh operating environments.

Learn more about the products we’ve worked on by downloading our case studies.


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To see how our continuous chemical processing solutions can benefit your operation, please contact us today.

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