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Fluid Mixing Processes

Scale-up successfully from lab to pilot and from pilot to production scales.  The process mixing knowledge generated in the FMP consortium can reduce time to market, minimise down-time and reduce production costs.

FMP (Fluid Mixing Processes industrial consortium) is an industrially driven mixing research and design project, run continuously since 1983.  It is owned and managed by BHR Group and funded and steered by industrial Members. The consortium’s members include manufacturers of fine, specialty and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, food and beverages, personal and household care and mixing equipment manufacturing companies in the UK, Europe, India, Japan, the Middle East and the USA.

The FMP research programme includes physical and numerical modelling of single and multi-phase mixing processes, in impeller, jet and in-line mixers.  The consortium’s knowledge is generated using actual industrial geometries under realistic process conditions. Reports and Design Guides, including software tools, include scale-up rules that can be confidently applied in developing processes from laboratory to pilot plant and full scale.

If you wish to learn more about FMP and how your organisation can benefit from it, please visit the FMP website.

FMP Members:


  • Akzo Nobel
  • Chemours
  • Corbion
  • Dow Chemical
  • DSM Chemical Technology
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Eli Lilly
  • ExxonMobil
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hexion
  • Huntsman Polyurethanes
  • Lubrizol
  • Michelin
  • NOV (Chemineer)
  • PepsiCo
  • Philadelphia Mixing Solutions
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SABIC
  • Shell Global Solutions
  • Siemens (CD-Apapco)
  • SPX Flow Technology
  • Syngenta
  • Sulze Chemtech
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries