Providing timely
delivery of
high performance
catalysts,
technology licenses
& technology

Providing timely
delivery of
high performance
catalysts,
technology licenses
& technology

Products Overview

The delivery of safe, reliable, and sustainable EO-based technologies has been the cornerstone of Scientific Design throughout its history.

Our goal is to provide timely delivery of high-performance catalysts, technology licenses, and technology services resulting from the innovation of highly talented and empowered employees focused on a deep understanding of client needs.

Technology
Licensing

Catalyst

Technology
Services

  • New Plant Design
  • Plant Studies
  • Process Optimizations
  • Sustainability Solutions
  • Operations Support
  • Safety Audits

Technology Licensing

Scientific Design is at the forefront of licensing the proprietary chemical process technologies that allow our clients to positively impact the lives of people across the globe. Our technologies are used to produce millions of tons of products in over 100 plants and 30 countries.

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Technology Lifecycle

Scientific Design Process Technologies 

Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG): Scientific Design’s Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) technology provides the safest and most efficient means for producing high purity EO and/or fiber-grade monoethylene glycol (MEG). These products are used in many important derivative processes (several licensed by Scientific Design) to make a wide variety of industrial and consumer goods such as polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and antifreeze consuming about 15% of the world wide production of ethylene. In addition to superior product quality, Scientific Design’s EO/EG technology in combination with its high performance Syndox® catalysts.  Technology Highlights: Safe operation as proven by Scientific Design’s unparalleled safety

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Renewable Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide & Ethylene Glycol
Renewable Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide & Ethylene Glycol

Renewable Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide & Ethylene Glycol

Renewable Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide & Ethylene Glycol:  Ethanol increasingly is used as feedstock for the production of ethylene. This “green” ethylene is then used to make other major downstream derivatives such as polyethylene, ethylene dichloride, styrene, ethylbenzene, and others. Scientific Design offers both the process technology and SynDol® Catalyst used for the highly efficient dehydration of ethanol to ethylene.Scientific Design’s fully integrated Ethylenol to EO/EG Process is a green alternative to using petroleum-based ethylene. By integrating the ethanol dehydration unit into the EO/EG process the overall capital costs are significantly reduced. Moreover, the process is designed to take advantage of unique

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Alkoxylates
Alkoxylates

Alkoxylates

Alkoxylates:  Scientific Designs alkoxylation process technology offers a highly efficient means of producing surfactants and polyglycols and can also produce polyether polyols with a few additional process steps. Alkoxylated fatty alcohols, fatty amines, alkyl phenols, cellulose, poly (propylene glycol) are used in surfactants, foaming agents, dispersants, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.Scientific Designs alkoxylation technology has gained worldwide acceptance as a leading design for its safety and productivity. The unique reactor configuration offers numerous advantages over the conventional stirred-tank reactor including less catalyst usage, milder operating conditions and higher reaction rates which all result in improved productivity. In addition, Scientific Design’s equipment improvements allow

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Ethanolamines
Ethanolamines

Ethanolamines

Ethanolamines:  Scientific Design’s technology offers a proven, safe, simple and very flexible process for the production of ethanolamines. These products are used to make herbicides, insecticides, plasticizing agents, soaps, cosmetics, and gas treating chemicals. Scientific Design plants have the operating flexibility to produce a wide range of product distributions from one rich in monoethanolamine (MEA) to one rich in triethanolamine (TEA). They have the advantage of being started up almost entirely from the safety of a control room with minimum operating staff. Process Description Ethylene oxide (EO) and ammonia are combined to produce mono-, di-, and tri-ethanolamines. No catalyst is required

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Glycol Ethers
Glycol Ethers

Glycol Ethers

Glycol Ethers:  Scientific Design’s technology offers a proven, safe, flexible, catalytic process for the production of ethylene glycol ethers. The plant has the operating flexibility to produce a range of products depending on the alcohol feedstock and operating variables. End uses for these products range from hydraulic fluids, detergents, solvents (paints and lacquers), extractants, and lube applications. Process Description Ethylene oxide (EO), alcohol and catalyst are combined in a reactor to produce ethylene glycol ethers. Selection of the various alcohol feedstocks and adjustment of process variables can be made to change the process product distribution.Technology LifecycleLicense Grant ⇒ Process Engineering ⇒

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Polyether Polyols
Polyether Polyols

Polyether Polyols

Polyether polyols:  Polyether polyols can be made using Scientific Design’s ethoxylation / propoxylation process with a few additional process steps. Polyether polyols are a key component of polyurethanes which are used to make rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers.Scientific Design’s ethoxylation/propoxylation technology has gained worldwide acceptance as a leading design for its safety and productivity. The unique reactor configuration offers numerous advantages over the conventional stirred-tank reactor including less catalyst usage, milder operating conditions and higher reaction rates which all result in improved productivity. In addition, Scientific Design’s equipment improvements allow greater capacity and product range, ensure high quality

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Maleic Anhydride
Maleic Anhydride

Maleic Anhydride

Maleic Anhydride:  Scientific Design’s technology offers a safe and highly efficient means of converting n-butane to maleic anhydride (MAN). The plant can be customized to produce a pure, final product in solid form or a high quality molten intermediate which can be used to feed MAN derivative plants such as 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), and γ-butyrolactone (GBL). Maleic anhydride is used primarily in the formation of unsaturated polyester resins for use in boats, autos, trucks, buildings, piping, and electrical goods, and its derivatives are used in pharmaceuticals, adhesives, engineered plastics, and coatings.Technology HighlightsScientific Design developed SynDane catalyst: providing high yield, long

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Scientific Design Process Technologies
Scientific Design Process Technologies

Scientific Design Process Technologies

A Global Leader in Catalyst Technologies for 70 years.  Scientific Design is a Global Leader in the Development and Licensing of proprietary processes for the production of Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG), EO derivatives, Polyols, and Maleic Anhydride. Produced by our technologies, these chemicals are the main building blocks for a multitude of end products including polyesters, plastic bottles, antifreeze, and a variety of consumer products.

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Catalysts

Scientific Design Company is a leader in EO/EG process technology and catalyst development as our innovation in catalyst development impacts the lives and wellbeing of people across the globe.

SynDox® ethylene oxide catalysts offer the highest performance available to aid our clients in meeting their operating targets and maximizing profitability across a variety of operating conditions.

Our focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility is exemplified in our SynDol® Dehydration Catalyst which used renewal raw materials to produce ethylene as part of the ethanol dehydration process.

All SD catalysts are produced by experienced manufacturing personnel.

Catalyst development is supported by our Research and Development team, who represent a significant percentage of our total SD team; they have easy access to extensive research assets which allows us to continuously improve our catalyst offerings. 

All Scientific Design catalyst products are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

SynDol® Dehydration Catalysts

SynDox® Ethylene Oxide Catalysts

SynDol® Dehydration Catalysts
SynDol® Dehydration Catalysts

SynDol® Dehydration Catalysts

SynDol Dehydration Catalysts Ethylene is one of the most important starting materials in petrochemical industry. Scientific Design has developed and licensed an ethanol dehydration process to utilize renewable raw materials to produce ethylene as part of our effort to reduce the reliance on fossil oil and contribute to a more sustainable growth. Our SynDol Dehydration Catalyst is a key part

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SynDox® Ethylene Oxide Catalysts
SynDox® Ethylene Oxide Catalysts

SynDox® Ethylene Oxide Catalysts

SynDox Ethylene Oxide Catalysts Scientific Design’s SynDox ethylene oxide catalysts offer the highest performance available to help our customers meet their operating targets and maximize their profitability. Scientific Design Company is the Pioneer and Worldwide Leader in EO/EG process technology and catalyst development. We combine intimate knowledge in process design and plant operation with deep understanding in selective oxidation in our

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Technology Services

Scientific Design is dedicated to perfecting clients’ experiences through the delivery of the highest quality technologies, products and services. This quality support is provided beginning with initial contact and continuing throughout the plant lifecycle.

SD provides various technology services including: 
  • New Plant Design
  • Plant Studies
  • Process Optimization
  • Sustainability Solutions
  • Operations Support
  • Safety Audits
SD provides various technology services including: 

New Plant Design
Each new plant design begins with a customized plan based on a deep understanding of clients’ needs. This model is detained in the Process Design Package (PDP) and contains all the necessary information for complete technology transfer.

Plant Studies
Scientific Design conducts studies to  identify opportunities to achieve clients’ short and long term goals. These studies include: Feasibility Studies, Energy Audit Studies, and Maximum Capacity Studies.

Process Optimizations & Sustainability Solutions
In situations where clients are seeking to optimize existing plants to expand performance and increase sustainability, SD can support them in these initiatives by developing customized detained PDPs.

Operations Support
SD has a long history of providing consistent technical expertise and educational support both onsite and remotely throughout the plant lifecycle. This support includes plant commissioning, plant and catalyst start up, operating troubleshooting, training, and guidelines on technical queries. Experienced operations support personnel are readily available to provide real-time support globally. 

Safety Audits
Safety is a core value at Scientific Design. Safety Audits are a process used to improve safety and efficiency improvements for our clients by identifying and eliminating hazardous work practices.

Power Plant
Engineering Support

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China Office
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Middle East Office
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