In the last years chemical and pharmaceutical industry companies are working on two major production concepts to further improve their production of chemicals, drugs, materials or bio-technology products: continuous-flow and modularized production. The general goal of these activities is to produce faster, with a higher quality and in a less wasteful manner.
Due to globalized and volatile markets, reduction of time-to-market is as essential as safe, resource-efficient and flexible production. The chemical industry is facing an increasing de-mand from fast growing and vibrant markets as China, India or Brazil (maybe not as strong as expected, but still reasonable) and a trend to customized specialty and fine chemicals. This leads to high product varieties which are produced either in small amounts or in over hundred tons per year.
But what are the advantages and disadvantages of continuous production processes and modularized production systems? Are these production concepts really helpful for the whole industry, or are they only fit to the production of bulk chemicals? Could the chemical and pharmaceutical industry adapt models of automotive industry supply chains by applying these concepts? And finally, will it be the future standard in chemical process industry?
All these questions will be discussed on the DECHEMA PRAXISforum "Future Production Concepts in Chemical Industry".
The PRAXISforum brings together industry experts in continous processing and modularized plant systems and suppliers to discuss and exchange ideas, best practices and lessons learned from last year's implementation and development projects. At the same time participants can present their needs and future requirements in direct exchange with suppliers of technologies, services and products. As well as a forum for the networking of experts who deal with similar issues both across all industries and along the value chain, the PRAXISforum acts as a B2B plattform.
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