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2013’s Top Chemical Companies Identified

The information service ICIS has released its identification and assessment of the global Top 100 Chemical Companies 2013. Companion reports highlighting the Top 100 Regional Chemical Companies 2013 (North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America) and the 2013 Company of the Year are included. The reports can be downloaded from the ICIS website. [...]

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process In the chemical industry, large manufacturing facilities are not built haphazardly, but instead require much planning and testing before production level plants can be established. Much of the technical know-how is derived from the operation of pilot-scale facilities prior to the design of large plants. This [...]

MATRIC is on the Move

MATRIC is on the Move A small group of big thinkers can have a significant impact. Take for example the formation of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center. Created during a local economic downturn in 2003, its founders recognized the opportunity to retain specialized workers, many of whom had been displaced during the [...]

MATRIC to Present Pilot Plant Safety Overview

MATRIC to Present Pilot Plant Safety Overview There are many safety considerations to account for at the pilot plant development scale, and MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center’s team has significant experience in this discipline. Attendees of the 2013 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in New Orleans are welcomed to the following [...]

The ‘Techno-Economics’ of R&D

A series of activities are required to foster innovation in the chemical industry. One of the most critical first steps is to determine if a technology is commercially viable. This discipline is known as "techno-economics," in which an expert team analyzes the variables required to introduce a new innovation into the marketplace, which include costs [...]

MATRIC Appoints New Chief Executive from Chemical Industry

Steve Hedrick, MATRIC President and CEO Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center Inc. (MATRIC) has appointed Steven B. Hedrick as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2013. He succeeds Keith Pauley, who resigned to work in China. The selection concludes an exhaustive six month search process. Hedrick has an extensive industry [...]

Licensing Package Development and Commercial Production

Given the complexities associated with creating new products and processes, chemical companies must carefully select partners with the knowledge and resources to enable safe, economical, and timely entrance into the marketplace. How does a company move from concept into the realm of actual commercialization? If large enough, the following steps could be completed internally, but [...]

Concept to Commercialization: MATRIC’s Innovation Life Cycle

MATRIC's Innovation Life CycleOur people, expertise and facilities form a unique research and development model. A distinguishing characteristic of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) is the ability to provide clients value from “concept to commercialization.” Our renowned staff support new processes and technologies from initial laboratory scales to pilot plant [...]

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