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Volumetric heating of non metallic and composite materials can be achieved using microwave or radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy. This is also known as dielectric heating. When used alone or in combination with conventional heating these technologies provide process intensification which may have significant benefits for many processes. The justification for investment in these technologies requires a careful, informed assessment.

C-Tech Innovation has more than 30 years experience developing new processes and applications for microwave and radio frequency heating. We can help clients evaluate process benefits and can design and build equipment from laboratory to pilot scale in house, while collaborating with manufacturing partners to realise full scale industrial applications. Some of our core areas of expertise are highlighted below.


Microwave and Radio Frequency (RF) heating, offer many process advantages:
  • Improved product quality
  • New products not possible with other techniques
  • Selective heating
  • Reductions in process time leading to increased throughput or smaller footprint
  • Energy efficient processing

What we can do for you

C-Tech innovation has an extensive range of RF and microwave test equipment which can be used to evaluate the benefits of dielectric heating for your specific application.

Our highly experienced staff, in house laboratories, design office and workshops enable us to carry out activities ranging from initial process evaluation and applicator design through to process integration. We build processing equipment up to pilot scale and can work with equipment manufacturers to build full industrial systems.

We have capability in computer simulations of microwave and RF fields and in measurement of dielectric properties. Both can be used to understand and optimise your process.

Microwave and RF Heating Applications


Development of a novel microwave assisted flow reactor to allow scalibilty of reactions with minimal process development. Used for manufacturing ionic liquids

Yvonne Wharton

Project Manager

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