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

A16 cardin multivariate modeling

Event: 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020
Location: Virtual
Date: October 19, 2020
Author: Marlene Cardin
Paper Number: A16

Price: $20.00

  • 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.

    Papers from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020

    Items from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020