About PRT

History

January 2005:    PRT was founded

                                  => export of a gas phase pilot plant

                                  => patent licenses sold to a leading PO company ("draught reactor" and "tubular (slugging) reactor")

November 2006: PRT found a new home under the roof of PROFILAN GmbH & Co KG, in Legden, Germany.

                       100m2 laboratory and 80m2 out-door facilities with the focus on

                                  => first fluidization studies

                                  => UHMWPE processing

                                  => gas / liquid purification units

                                  => catalytic polymerization of ethylene

2008:              move to Heek, rental of 300m2 area

                                  => fluidization studies

                                  => RAM extrusion scaling up to 100mm rods

2010:              move to Ahaus, Wessum, 1800m2, 600m2 research hall;

                                 => large transparent fluidization units in operation (1m diameter, 3000m3/h)

2011:              erection of a second research hall for pilot plants, 600m2

                                 => design and manufacturing of high pressure laboratory equipment for the Johannes-Kepler University, Linz, Austria 

                                 => guest professor ship of Prof. Weickert at JKU

2012:              400 kg UHMWPE produced in PRT's slurry pilot plant

2013:              high temperature-co-polymerization reactor operational

                     first contract with a leading Bio Science group

2014:             pilot plant completion: 800-Liter stirred tank, 1000-L Hosokawa vacuum dryer; wiped film evaporator

                   

 

* Registry Office: Amtsgericht Coesfeld, HRB: 9466

* Value added tax identification number: USt-ID (VAT) DE241089561

* EORI number: DE 611 7910

 

Team

Günter Weickert

 CEO, owner and founder of PRT

Eric-Jan Prinsen

 deputy managing director

 Technical Process engineer

 PLC and Process control software developer

since: november 2006

Tim Franzbach

 Mechatronic electrician

 Mini polymerisation plant Operator

since: januari 2018

 

Karst van Bree

 Process and service technician

 Manufacturing of mini- benchscale multipurpose Polymerisation Plants

since: januari 2019

 

Katja Weickert

 Analytical Laboratory,

 (viscosimetry ,MFR, DSC, Strain-Stress, POD, Frictian&wear, etc.)

since: 2009

 

Martina Weickert

 PRT office,

 especially: purchasing, account control, invoicing

 

Heiner Wenning

  Mechanic, infrastructure  

 

 

Henry Weickert                                                                                                                            

 Software Engineer,                          

 computer vision & animation, front-end & back-end developer, data bank managing

C++; Python; JavaScript, Ruby, VisiualBasic, LinuxShell, WindowsBatch, MailScript, VIMscript

 

About Polymer Reactor Technology

Based on more than 120 man-years of research experience, PRT designs and builds affordable setups, including service, training and warranty. The setup size can range from single-particle reactors to industrial pilot plant size. Based on professor Weickert's patents, PRT is developing components of new gas phase polymerization technologies and has a number of sophisticated labscale setups that can be used by our clients for commercial and academic research projects. We lease lab and pilot infrastructure.

Dr. Günter Weickert

Günter Weickert is CEO, owner and founder of PRT GmbH.