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MATRIC is an independent, non-profit research and development firm.

MATRIC’s deep technical heritage and uncommon lab and pilot plant facilities provide the talent and resources that chemical and energy companies need to develop, improve and scale chemical processes while minimizing cost and risk.

Organizations needing advanced systems or software development services can better manage schedule and cost by working with MATRIC and, simultaneously, tap into MATRIC’s expertise in turning data into actionable knowledge.

Technical Engineering

Powerful, proven and established technology development and improvement methodologies to increase return on investment.

Advanced Software Technologies

Experience and capabilities to reduce software and systems development risks while controlling schedule and costs.

  • James K. WithrowJames K. Withrow
    Mr. Jim Withrow has extensive experience in all areas of solid processing, including handling, drying, crystallization and solid-liquid separation, having worked in this area with Union Carbide for more than 25 years. He provided design, testing and consulting services to all divisions of the company, specializing in solid-liquid separation and solid-handling systems. He served as […]

MATRIC MATTERS: Algal Oil Esters

Working together, MATRIC and a customer’s technical team developed technology for processing algal oil to yield desired ester products. After demonstration in the laboratory, a continuous pilot plant was designed and constructed. With a budget of approximately $1M, [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Acrolein Distillation

A customer needed to determine the feasibility of recovering acrolein from an aqueous product stream. MATRIC investigated the separation at the lab scale in a distillation column constructed of 1-inch Oldershaw sections, equipped for continuous feeds, including inhibitors. [...]