In 2010 J1Technologies invested in manufacturing equipment and laboratory facilities, moving to a 23,000 square foot modern industrial building which accommodates the factory, warehouse, sales and laboratory facilities under one roof.
On site facilities include:
- Manufacturing by flexible batch processes to an annual capacity of around 12,000 tons per annum.
- Reactors from 400 litres to 10,000 litres with hot oil heating coils and jacket heating.
- Stainless steel and Polypropylene blending vessels for 1,000 to 10,000 litre size batches.
- Pilot plant facilities for process development of between 20 to 400 litres.
- Gas heated ovens for melting of solids, filtration units and separate weigh scales.
- On-site warehousing
- Laboratories for quality control, analysis, reaction process development, formulation, application testing.
Cold Blend General Plant
This plant has a plate capacity equating to 5000 tonnes/annum and is primarily used for designed process chemicals such as defoamers, cleaners, wetting agents etc.
The plant comprises:
- 1 x 10,000Ltr cold blend vessels
- 1 x In-Line Filter Chamber
- 1 x 2000kg weights and measures tested weigh scale
All vessels and associated equipment are constructed in Poly Propylene
A drum oven capable of melting raw materials and finished product has been installed. The oven has a capacity of 6000 Kgs and can heat up to 90ºC.
On-site warehousing facilities means that J1 can store circa 500T of mixed finished and raw materials. This means that stock levels are maintained in order to provide the customer with short lead times and quick response times.
J1 also stores non-critical materials in an external third party warehouse, which is located within 30 minutes of the Production Facility.
Heating to the Reaction Plant as stated above is provided by 50 kW hot oil systems which allow temperatures of up to 240C. Natural gas is provided to the drum oven. Cooling water is closed loop and chilled to control temperatures on the plant with the minimum of water wastage.
All effluent from the manufacturing facility is stored on site and removed by a contracted waste operator. A rigorous regime of waste minimisation is observed by managing and implementing ‘best practice’ manufacturing procedures.