Many responsible companies are seeking ways to reduce environmental impacts through sustainability efforts. Often, sustainability practices are viewed largely from the vantage point of minimizing post-production waste “at the end of a pipe.” […]
The chemical industry’s immense volume of production makes it one of the largest energy-consumers. But there may be a solution to reduce both the power required for manufacturing and subsequent greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report by the International Energy Agency and its global partners. […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New technologies have enabled an increased supply of natural gas, particularly given the vast reserves contained within the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. Doug Malcolm of the Just Beneath the Surface campaign discusses the industry's economic potential, drilling techniques, and safeguards.
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 [...]