For chemical makers, each digital journey is its own

February 26, 2019

There’s a funny facet to digital transformations—they’re all different. Sure, the motivations to adopt elements of Industry 4.0 might be similar and the desired outcomes are often the same, but the path to get there is unique for each enterprise that recognizes the value in digitalization and decides to jump in. That unique approach to each project—though often critical to success—is what makes digital-transformation journeys daunting. And it makes those who serve as guides on those journeys crucial to the process. Three such guides gathered for a panel discussion at ABB Customer World 2019: Luiz Melo, senior process automation specialist, Dow Chemical; Dawn James, industry solutions manager-Americas, Microsoft; and, Dr. Zied Ouertani, global digital lead, chemicals. The trio shared their collective insights under the theme of “Enabling more informed business decisions through digitally integrated operations in chemicals.”

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Norquay Technology

Norquay Technology, recently acquired by MPD Chemicals, is a custom and specialty chemical manufacturer with over 30 years of expertise in providing the scale-up and commercial production of advanced proprietary custom materials, including organometallic, inorganic and organic molecules. Norquay’s product line includes chromic, electronic, catalyst, ligand, medical adhesive and UV performance products, with a customer base that ranges from startups to large multi-national corporations.

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