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MATRIC MATTERS: Leading the Pack in Advanced Software Technologies 

In an increasingly competitive industry, MATRIC continues to drive and support development opportunities for our employees that not only set themselves apart in the workforce, but set us apart from our competition. We are excited to share that our own, Vic Baker, has been awarded Google’s Professional Cloud Architect certification.  Google’s Professional Cloud Architect certification empowers individuals to [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Pilot Scale Alkylation

MATRIC undertook a project to test the performance of novel catalysts for an alkylation process at pilot scale. A fixed bed catalytic reaction system was designed and constructed, with full automation and safeguards for operating with highly hazardous materials. The unit was safely started up and operated to prove the performance of the catalysts. Multiple [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Distillation

A major industrial company was investigating a new process for production of a commodity chemical and had concerns about whether the product of the new process would meet the current industry quality specifications. Final purification of the product was done by distillation, so MATRIC assembled a distillation system capable of simulating the separation being done [...]

MATRIC CTO Inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at West Virginia University

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 13, 2021 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, Inc. (MATRIC) today announced that Dr. John “Jack” Dever, chief technology officer and executive vice president, has been inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at West Virginia University. This honor recognizes Dr. Dever’s distinguished professional achievements in the practice of chemical engineering.  The Academy of Chemical Engineers recognizes those graduates of the Department and others who bring honor to chemical [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Technology Evaluation

A techno-economic study was completed for a customer who was evaluating a new process technology. This study provided a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the new technology relative to competitive technologies. Using available information, a cost estimate for capital and operating cost was developed. Ways to differentiate the technology and improve its competitiveness [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Polymer Functionalization

A customer was developing a new family of polymers and wanted to evaluate the properties of the new materials after a functionalization step by reaction with an additional monomer. The reaction needed to be performed under the same conditions used in commercial operation for the existing product line. MATRIC evaluated the commercial process, devised a [...]

MATRIC CTO Elected Among Acclaimed AIChE Fellows

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., November 10, 2020 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, Inc. (MATRIC) today announced the election of Dr. Jack Dever, chief technology officer and executive vice president, as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The highest grade of membership, this honor marks Dever’s distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments [...]

Innovation is Essential to Defeating Pandemic

An opinion editorial by MATRIC Chairman & CEO Steve Hedrick The past few weeks and months have put life into perspective – for everyone, regardless of geography, age, race or income. We’ve been forced to identify the difference between wants and needs for ourselves and others around us. Real needs. Such as life-saving tools and [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design

MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design. MATRIC assisted a client in developing a process for recovery and recycle of rubber. The basic concept had been demonstrated in laboratory experiments. MATRIC then undertook an experimental program and developed a process with potential for continuous operation. Several of the key steps were demonstrated in semi-continuous operation. [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design

MATRIC assisted a client in developing a process for recovery and recycle of rubber. The basic concept had been demonstrated in laboratory experiments. MATRIC then undertook an experimental program and developed a process with potential for continuous operation. Several of the key steps were demonstrated in semi-continuous operation. Process designs were developed for both a commercial scale [...]