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.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
CO2 supercritical toll-processing plant
Thar sells Thar Instruments to Waters Corp
won a grant from the (GBA)
Alternative Energy Division
the 2nd GMP plant
Manufacturer of the year 2004
Thar creates spin-off Thar Instruments focusing on SFC – particularly for preparative chiral separations in the pharmaceutical industry
Small Business Exporter Of the Year 2002
first GMP plant
1990 – Lalit Chordia founds Thar Designs, Inc.
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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.