Dr. Fritz Raschig (1863-1928) founder of Raschig Gmbh in 1891. Dr. Raschig invented the RASCHIG-RING mass transfer tower packing. This packing allowed for greatly improved process efficiencies in his plant.
Dr. Raschig specialized in phenol chemistry and patented a number of chemical production processes in his career.
Interestingly Dr. Raschig earned his doctorate in chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Robert Bunsen. Dr. Bunsen is famous for the 'bunsen burner' he invented. Dr. Bunsen also was the first chemist to identify the elements Cesium (Cs, Atomic Number 55) and Rubidium (Rb, Atomic Number 37). He would be remembered as a Nobel Prize winner except for the fact that his career came before the Nobel prize was first awarded.
Today Raschig-USA is part of a global team of dedicated and widely experienced mass transfer and chemical separations specialists. The USA headquarters is located in Arlington, Texas in the midcities area of the Dallas / Fort Worth megalopolis. Production facilities are located in El Dorado, Kansas and in Germany. Our partner firm is located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany - at the same site that Dr. Raschig built his chemical plant over 100 years ago.
And when in Ludwigshafen, if you love cats, visit the Cat Museum.
Raschig USA, Inc. is a member of PMC Global Incorporated, headquartered in Sun Valley, California.
The Six National Flags of Texas
The United States of America: 1865 - present and 1845 - 1861
The Republic of Texas: 1836 - 1845 (and current state flag)
The Confederate States of America: 1861 - 1865
The Republic of Mexico: 1821 - 1836
The Empire of France: 1685 - 1690
The Empire of Spain; 1690 - 1821 and 1519 - 1685
Arlington, Texas Attractions
Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park
AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Pro Football Team (Yes, the 'Dallas' Cowboys play all their home games in Arlington.)
Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Team.
Other places to have fun when in Arlington, Texas.