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Project Spotlight: Evaluating and Scaling-up the Right Product and Process

Achieving Profitable Growth at Mid-Sized Chemical Companies The business and market realities for mid-sized chemical companies are simple to state, but difficult to deliver.  Technical and business leaders at these organizations face pressure to deliver profitable growth in hypercompetitive, low-growth, global environments. In those cases where market and competitive opportunities align in a way that [...]

Analytical is Paramount in Pilot Plant Design

Genius process design, foolproof operating systems, complex intertwined unit operations, sophisticated pilot plants. All mean nothing if you cannot obtain a sample, analyze and quantify exactly what is in it.  Analytical, from method development to sampling procedure, technique, precision, and how to treat the data, is paramount.  You must be able to measure it.  This [...]

A Distinction Between Invention and Innovation

George Keller, Ph.D., chief engineer at MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, addresses the Society of Plastics Engineers' ANTEC 2013 conference today in Cincinnati, Ohio. His presentation outlines the importance of differentiating between invention and innovation. The former primarily concerns the discovery or identification of something new with possible uses in the real [...]

Concept to Commercialization: MATRIC’s Innovation Life Cycle

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 [...]

MATRIC Recruiting Engineers and Commercialization Director

As a result of several successful contract negotiations, the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has immediate need for full-time staff to fill these engineering positions: Engineering Manager, Project Engineers, Instrumentation and Controls Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers and Electrical Engineers. An additional administrative position, Director of Commercialization, is also available.  The successful candidate will [...]