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Natural Gas, U.S. Manufacturing and the Future…

The buzz around natural gas never seems to end. From the American Chemistry Council’s response in September to the IHS report to The Wall Street Journal’s story on October 25th.  Natural gas is poising American manufacturing for a renaissance. But how do we best prepare for this renaissance…for the future? […]

2013’s Top Chemical Companies Identified

The information service ICIS has released its identification and assessment of the global Top 100 Chemical Companies 2013. Companion reports highlighting the Top 100 Regional Chemical Companies 2013 (North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America) and the 2013 Company of the Year are included. The reports can be downloaded from the ICIS website. [...]

MATRIC Highlights Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure

Uncommon Expertise and Infrastructure As highlighted in previous posts regarding its new website and logo, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has undertaken multiple efforts to further strengthen its communications and brand. As part of this continuing initiative, MATRIC has released a series of materials outlining areas of expertise, infrastructure, experiences and service [...]

AI Patient Platform Released by MATRIC Affiliate

Several medical schools are now offering students the opportunity to refine listening and rapport-building skills with patients using an interactive training tool developed by IntelligentSimulations, an affiliated company of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center. The AI Patient Platform allows a student to ask questions and receive responses from a virtually simulated patient. [...]

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process

Pilot Plants: Informing and Improving the Scale-Up Process In the chemical industry, large manufacturing facilities are not built haphazardly, but instead require much planning and testing before production level plants can be established. Much of the technical know-how is derived from the operation of pilot-scale facilities prior to the design of large plants. This [...]

Panel to Discuss Future of Manufacturing

Although manufacturing in the United States may not be producing at the same level it once did, various factors are converging and several downturned industries appear poised to resurge. During the 2013 West Virginia Business Summit, panelists will discuss "The Future of Manufacturing in West Virginia," 1:30 p.m., Aug. 28 at The Greenbrier.  The discussion [...]

MATRIC Launches New Website and Logo

In an effort to improve communications and strengthen its brand, MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center has established a new website and logo. We have established a new website and URL at www.matricinnovates.com, which is a domain name reflective of MATRIC’s primary service: assisting customers with innovation in breakthrough technologies and product /process [...]