ProSensus Presents RPD at IEC 2020

By |2020-10-13T14:36:10-04:00October 13, 2020||

IEC 2020

ProSensus is pleased to announce that Marlene Cardin, Director of Projects, will present at the virtual IEC 2020.

Marlene’s talk, titled Using Multivariate Modeling and Optimization for Rapidly Developing New and Improved Elastomers, will take place on Tuesday October 20, 2020 between 2:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern).


Using Multivariate Modeling and Optimization for Rapidly Developing New and Improved Elastomers

Marlene Cardin, ProSensus. Burlington, ON, Canada.

The continual development of new functional polymers with improved properties and of new products for different application areas is an important area for most chemical companies. As manufacturers embrace digitalization and Industry 4.0, applying advanced analytics to collected experimental data is a key initiative to reduce experimentation and innovate faster. There are basically 3 general degrees of freedom in developing a new product: (i) the choice of raw materials or ingredients (eg. Specific rubbers, oils, polyolefins, etc.), (ii) the ratios in which to combine thee materials (formulation or recipe), and (iii) the process conditions under which to process them. These three degrees of freedom are highly interactive, making it important to consider all of them simultaneously.

In this presentation we discuss multivariate latent variable analysis methods for extracting information from the development databases, multivariate DOE approaches for optimally augmenting the databases, and optimization methods for rapidly formulating products that meet all the desired quality specifications at minimum cost. Some applications of using this approach include the development of functional polymers for medical devices and for the core materials used in the very popular Srixon golf balls, the development of new food formulations, polyolefin development, and the reformulation of silicone antifoams.

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    Read the Related Case Study

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    About the Author: Kristin Wallace

    Kristin Wallace, MASc
    Project / Sales Engineer
    Kristin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Applied Science (optimization focus) from McMaster University. She has worked on projects in rapid product development and troubleshooting and plays a key role in writing technical proposals. Prior to working at ProSensus, she spent 5 years working at Hatch designing and troubleshooting non-ferrous electric arc furnaces.