Automation & IT

Chemical plants encounter an array of challenges – and automation can help to provide solutions. Entire processes can be automated, ranging from process control systems to weighing technology to batch requirements.


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Dow's $6.7B Ethylene Project: Decarbonization Meets Digitalization

Company's climate transition lead talks about how Dow is using digital technologies to advance its net-zero goals.
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Exxon Mobil and Industrial Tech Giants on Open Automation

A look at the Open Process Automation Forum's progress and how it's impacting digitalization across the chemical industry.
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Chemical Supply Chain

Navigate Chemical Supply Chain Disruptions

The post-pandemic world is changing the way chemical manufacturers envision their supply chains with a stronger focus on technology and closer collaboration.
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Generative AI in Manufacturing

Celanese's Vision for an Autonomous, Self-Optimizing Plant Powered by Generative AI

Ibrahim Al-Syed discusses his company's progress since CP first reported on Celanese's 'digital roadmap.'

Researcher Uses Artificial Intelligence to ID Continuous-Flow Polymer Process

Feb. 27, 2023
Continuous-flow specialty polymer production holds quality advantages over traditional batch production, says researcher.

ASK Chemicals Uses AR to Capture Tech Knowledge

Feb. 20, 2023
Technology helps company improve service levels and address technician shortages
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Conjure Machine Magic

Feb. 1, 2023
We examine how the digitalization of machine performance keeps chemical plants running during challenging times.
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Digitizing the Shift Changeover

Jan. 9, 2023
How to optimize efficiency and minimize errors during the critical 15-minute shift hand-off