Achievements

Our history of growth and innovation has made us a leader in the application and large-scale implementation of supercritical fluid technologies.

Thar Process, Inc.

2017
2017

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

2012
2012

CO2 supercritical toll-processing plant

Feb. 15 -- Thar Process, Inc., a global leader in supercritical fluid technology, announced today the March 2012 opening of its CO2 supercritical toll-processing plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The primary focus of this new facility is the nutraceutical and functional food industries, providing customers with natural, solvent-free products that could potentially meet organic market requirements. With more than 20 years of experience serving the pharmaceutical, food, nutraceutical, chemical, and electronics industries, Thar Process is a single-point-of-access provider of supercritical fluid technology solutions worldwide. It offers services from “concept through commercialization partnership” as well as the design of state-of-the-art pilot and process-scale supercritical plants. Thar Process integrates its know-how in process and technology, offering contract processing services to deliver solutions in the commercialization of new and well-established products and ingredients. The new facility includes multi-purpose plants for processing solids and liquids that are flexible enough to handle limited production lots, recurrent production runs, and tractor-trailer shipments for high-volume processing.
2009
2009

Thar sells Thar Instruments to Waters Corp

2009

won a grant from the (GBA)

Thar Process, Inc. won a grant from the Green Building Alliance (GBA) for developing the energy efficient Geothermal Heat Rejection air conditioning system for commercial and residential buildings. This system will be able to take heat directly from inside buildings and expel it to the earth. It will employ carbon dioxide as a heat transfer fluid. Thar sells Thar Instruments to Waters Corp.
2008
2008

Alternative Energy Division

Thar Process’s Alternative Energy Division was awarded a $2 million grant by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Alternative Technology Program (ATP) for the development of a novel biodiesel technology that reduces that use of toxic substances and offers a clean, continuous, and economically viable production process.
 
2007
2007

the 2nd GMP plant

Thar Process designed, built and commissioned the 2nd GMP plant for a pharmaceutical industry in the United States. Thar Process built and commissioned the world’s largest industrial-scale supercritical chromatography system, SFC-600. The system is being used in Malaysia to separate and purify micronutrients from palm oil.
2006
2006

first pilot-plant

We developed the technology and built the first pilot-plant to offer polymorph screening capabilities under high pressure. Thar Process built and commissioned the first ever process SFE system in Turkey (2x300L)
2005
2005

ATP project

Thar Process’s Microsystems Division successfully completed an ATP project that resulted in the development of new technologies in the design of CO2 cooling systems for computers, medical devices, and other microelectronics. Thar Process built and commissioned an industrial scale counter-current SFE extraction system for purification of tocopherols from deodorized distillate in South Korea. Thar Process developed the first commercially viable alternative technology for the de-oiling of crude lecithin. We designed, built and commissioned a plant that uses supercritical CO2rather than acetone in the de-oiling process.
2004
2004

Manufacturer of the year 2004

2002
2002

Thar creates spin-off Thar Instruments focusing on SFC – particularly for preparative chiral separations in the pharmaceutical industry

2002

Small Business Exporter Of the Year 2002

 
2002

Microsystems Division

Thar Process’s Microsystems Division was awarded a $2 million grant by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Alternative Technology Program (ATP) for groundbreaking R&D in microelectronics technology: “A novel vapor compression system utilizing carbon dioxide”.
2000
2000

first GMP plant

We designed and built the first GMP plant in the United States.
1990
1990

1990 – Lalit Chordia founds Thar Designs, Inc.

Press Releases

FEB 14, 2018 – 1:15PM

Senior Editor, Strategic Communications

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When Lalit Chordia left India in the 1980s to pursue a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, he had every intention of returning home after graduation. That was 30 years ago, and he says he’s not going anywhere now.

He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holder now and on the board of his local children’s hospital. On Friday nights you can often find him at Donato’s, a local favorite, before catching a movie with his wife. In short, Chorida has fallen in love with Steel City. It’s also where he’s helped create more than 300 jobs through Thar Process, the company he built in his adopted home.

 

Pharmaceutical Company Begins Validation of GMP Plant Built by Thar Process

June 17, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA – A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer is currently validating a GMP manufacturing process using a supercritical fluid extraction plant designed and built by Thar Process, Inc. Once fully validated, the U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer will be able to implement a unique manufacturing process that capitalizes on the improved efficiency and reduced use of toxic solvents associated with supercritical fluid technology.

This plant is the second GMP supercritical fluid extraction plant that Thar Process has designed and built in the US. It will be used in a proprietary pharmaceutical manufacturing process. The unique design incorporates an innovative mechanical stirring mechanism into the extraction vessel that is leak free at high pressures and temperatures. This stirring mechanism allows for homogenous mixing with a stable, wobble-free operation.


Our parent company, Thar Technologies is now a name brand in supercritical fluids and has various awards, including 2002 Small Business Exporter of the Year, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and Top 25 Environmental Companies.

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