AI shows the way to efficient chemical production

| November 12, 2018

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Innovation and the use of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, IoT (Internet of Things), big data analytics and mobility are changing processes and business models across all industry verticals and the chemicals and petrochemicals industries are no exceptions. In this area, Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals Inc is known globally for developing and delivering high quality chemical products that find applications in a multitude of areas including automobile, ophthalmic lens materials, healthcare, packaging and agrochemicals, among others.

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