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One of our experts in the field of Process Simplification, Girish Malhotra, writes a blog called Profitability through Simplicity. His latest post notes that he strongly believes that the chemical industry will benefit significantly from digitization.
According to Malhotra -- a PE and president of EPCOT International -- until the Internet came along essentially every supplier company shared physical and chemical properties of raw materials. As the Internet developed, companies stopped sharing.
He now advocates for digitized data saying it “would assist chemists and chemical engineers to develop and commercialize processes that will have comparatively higher process yield and productivity. Processes would be economic and more sustainable than the current processes. Pharmaceutical could become affordable. Global healthcare costs could be lowered.”