About SFT, Inc.
Innovative Leadership in Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Reaction, and High Pressure Chemistry
Supercritical Fluid Technologies Inc. develops innovative solutions for demanding separation and material processing needs. With nearly two decades of experience, SFT provides cutting-edge equipment and innovative, custom solutions for high quality separations and processing.
SFT collaborates with Fortune 500 businesses, major universities, government research centers and smaller specialized organizations worldwide to advance research in supercritical fluid separation, reaction chemistry and high pressure applications.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. (SFT) was founded and incorporated in 1994 in the State of Delaware. SFT is a privately held corporation with headquarters and laboratory facilities located in Newark, Delaware. Manufacturing is performed in Delaware and neighboring Pennsylvania.
SFT’s first supercritical fluid extractor (SFE) was sold in mid-1995, and by 1997 the company had two new products which could be used for both SFE and SF Reaction Chemistry (SFR). In 1998, an innovative view cell permitting direct observation of material solubility in SF CO2 was introduced, and by 2001 the company’s first supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) system was constructed.
From 2001 to 2004, major upgrades to all key products were performed. From an innovative new design of the original SFT Phase Monitor to pre-heaters and all digital readouts on the SFT-150 and SFT-250, a new, modern look and feel emerged.
Recognizing the market’s need for a lower cost SFE that would not sacrifice performance, the company started development on a project that would later become the popular SFT-100 SFE. This low cost SFE made the technique accessible to more people than ever before.
2006 was a busy year. A new system dedicated to high pressure chemistry, the HPR Series Chemical Reactor, was introduced. Following in SFT’s tradition of providing flexibility and versatility, each high pressure reactor is built to the individual customer’s specification.
An expanded version of the SFT-100, the SFT-100XW debuted in late 2006, as did a new data acquisition system for the Phase Monitor II which transfers images and data directly to a PC computer.
Over the next few years, upgrades were made to the 100 Series products, culminating in the 2010 release of the SFT-110 and SFT-110XW. During this time period, a variety of custom projects were successfully completed, including a 35,000 psi bio reactor system for alternative fuels research and a highly customized SCWO system for the US Department of Defense. The 2010 introduction of the SFT-NPX-10 Natural Products Extractor solidifies the company’s capabilities with small pilot scale equipment.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ product family currently consists of three standard products lines for supercritical fluid extraction: the SFT-110 series, the SFT-150/250 SFE systems and the SFT-NPX-10. For high pressure reaction chemistry, we offer the HPR Series Reactors, and for visual observation in supercritical fluids, the SFT Phase Monitor II.
Beyond the current product offerings, SFT continues to create new products for the evolving needs of our customers. We offer various laboratory services, including application feasibility studies and contract research to aid in establishing the relevance of SF techniques to specific applications.
Today, SFT’s equipment may be found in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Parts and accessories for all SFT equipment are stocked at the Newark, Delaware facility and at key distribution points around the world. Our worldwide network of representatives and distributors is always available and responsive to our customers.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies is fully committed to technological leadership in the fields of supercritical fluids and high pressure chemistry. SFT continues to work with our customers and other experts in the field to develop innovative solutions and maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry.