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Trends and Topics
What are the current trends in the chemical industry? What drives the industry? What challenges are plant operators facing? We regularly provide insight into current topics.
The chemical industry is growing. By 2035, the market is expected to reach around 5.6 billion euros, more than double what it is today. Shorter product lifecycles, difficult access to raw materials, and high customer demands pose tremendous challenges for chemical companies.
Decisive factors driving the chemical industry include more efficient processes for commissioning plants more quickly, high productivity, availability and security over long plant lifecycles, and flexible production management. To optimally prepare you to meet these challenges, we offer a wide range of products and solutions all along the value chain. Thanks to digitalization, we can take into account measures during the planning phase already that are relevance for the commissioning, operation and possibly even future modernizations. This creates investment security and reduces the total cost of ownership.
“We support chemical corporations in achieving more effective, cost-efficient, and sustainable operations with integrated Main Automation Vendor (MAV) and lifecycle management concepts.”
Miguel-Angel Fernandez, Head of Vertical Chemicals, Siemens AG.
Whether for the implementation of our systems in new plants or for the migration in current operations: Our solutions and services enable more efficient and more intelligent production throughout the world. In our references, you can learn about our comprehensive industry expertise and customized solutions.
New Dulux plant in Merrifield has focused on the end-to-end digitalization of all processes for production of approximately 75 million liters of paint each year
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The Solvay/Butachimie chemical factory in Chalampé, France, is one of the world’s largest facilities specializing in the manufacture of polyamide 6.6 and its intermediary products.