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GEA Westfalia Separator
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Chemical / Pharmaceutical Technology

The industrial production of chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological products places high demands on the process technology used. Here, in particular, on mechanical separation technology, which is gaining in importance in these markets. This is because the efficiency of the separating process is increasingly impacting the quality of the end product as well as the economy and environmental-compatibility.


GEA Westfalia Separator's centrifuges and process lines have a proven track record in the processes of clarification, separation, classification, concentration and fractionation.


The broad application spectrum includes human blood fractionation, the recovery of plant extracts for medication and the recovery of insulin. GEA Westfalia Separator has also made possible significant progress in the separation of microorganisms and their fragments, for example, in the production of vaccines, interferon, antibiotics and enzymes.


In the recovery of superfine particles down to the nano range the centrifuges assure all specified quality grades by way of an extremely precise classification cut. They provide maximum protection and safety where concentrated acids and explosive materials are processed, for instance in the chemical industry.


GEA Westfalia Separator combines the complex safety requirements of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology with high separation performances and a significant reduction in the operating costs of separation technology plants in the following applications:


Organic, inorganic and petrochemicals

  • Acids (inorganic and organic)
  • Aldehydes, alcohols
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Barium sulphate
  • Catalyst separation (as well liquid gas)
  • Cellulose and derivatives
  • Cosmetic and hygiene products
  • Gum arabic
  • Lyes
  • Nitration of aromatic compounds
  • Nylon, caprolactam
  • Paints, lacquers, resins
  • Petrochemical additives
  • Pesticides
  • Peroxides
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Phosphors
  • Polyacetates
  • Polyethylene
  • Printing colours, ink
  • Recovery of alkali salts (boiler ash)
  • Solvent recovery / clarification
  • Terephtalic acid
  • Viscose, cellulose acetate
  • Xanthan

Pharmaceutical biotechnology

  • Animal cell cultures
  • Enzymes
  • Human blood proteins
  • Human vaccines and veterinary vaccines
  • Insulin from biomass
  • Starter cultures (bacteria cultures)
  • Synthetic pharmaceutical products


  • Alkaloids
  • Antibiotics
  • Aromatic substances
  • Essential oils
  • Fragrances
  • Herbal medicines
  • Medicinal teas
  • Organ extracts
  • Pectins
  • Polycarbonate
  • Statins
  • Steroids, hormones
  • Vitamins

Mineral Processing

  • Industrial minerals
    · Calcium carbonate
    · Kaolin
    · Bentonites
    · Titanium dioxides
  • Metal ores
    · Copper
    · Nickel
    · Zinc
    · Cobalt