chemicals Evolution of a digital twin with an ethylene plant as an example

January 17, 2020

A digital twin of a process plant as an integrated concept covers three core points: The digital twin of the product, the digital twin of the production plant and the digital modeling of the performance of the product and production. The functional scope of a digital twin essentially depends on its purpose. In the process industry, this can be everything from the safety analysis, product simulation or the optimization of the production process, right up to economic benefit formulation.

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Originally founded in 1923, Hentzen Coatings has grown from a small producer of industrial coatings into one of the largest and most successful independent paint companies in the United States. Being privately owned has allowed us to focus our efforts on the needs of the industry and on long-term future developments. As a result we were one of the first companies to begin work on and produce water-borne coatings long before EPA legislation was announced. Our experience and knowledge gained over the years has allowed us to respond quickly to many requirements, and provide our customers with dedicated technical support. Hentzen continues to be at the forefront of emerging coating technologies as is evidenced by our current concentration on reducing emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.'s) and the continual redevelopment of environmentally friendly coating systems. We have been active in the Coatings Care© program since its inception which has led to the formulation and producti

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Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know

Article | February 13, 2020

The landscape of biological and chemical logistics has changed rapidly - as have the regulatory frameworks around it. What has not necessarily kept pace is the end-user understanding of the nature of these logistical processes, their opportunities and their constraints. Twenty years ago, the transmission of biological and chemical materials was limited to a small range of organisations: usually national and international research companies, hospitals, major university departments, police and military departments with forensic responsibilities.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | February 13, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | February 11, 2020

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and identification. The greatest growth in the past ten years in demonstrating the safety of medical devices and container closure systems for drugs has been using analytical chemistry to determine what chemicals can leach from the device and what the patient is exposed to during its intended use.

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | February 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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Hentzen Coatings

Originally founded in 1923, Hentzen Coatings has grown from a small producer of industrial coatings into one of the largest and most successful independent paint companies in the United States. Being privately owned has allowed us to focus our efforts on the needs of the industry and on long-term future developments. As a result we were one of the first companies to begin work on and produce water-borne coatings long before EPA legislation was announced. Our experience and knowledge gained over the years has allowed us to respond quickly to many requirements, and provide our customers with dedicated technical support. Hentzen continues to be at the forefront of emerging coating technologies as is evidenced by our current concentration on reducing emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.'s) and the continual redevelopment of environmentally friendly coating systems. We have been active in the Coatings Care© program since its inception which has led to the formulation and producti

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