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For safe, sustainable and compliant manufacturing in an increasingly complex market

Chemical plants must constantly pursue true manufacturing excellence because the slimmest margins dictate industry success. But increasingly complex regulatory requirements and the demand for higher volumes of new performance product make achieving excellence even more challenging.

>For safe, sustainable and compliant manufacturing - Chemicals | Elsevier

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Elsevier’s R&D solutions helps companies manufacture and profit from chemical products by enabling them to:

  • Optimize manufacturing processes for quality and safety
  • Reduce plant and manufacturing costs
  • Mitigate EHS risks

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  • Validate data points (like materials properties data)
  • Leverage existing plant designs and systems
  • Reference existing equipment design
  • Access operational best practices

2nd Annual Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference and Executive Roundtable:

Presenters and attendees share their views

Experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organizations, including CEFIC, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical, Dupont and Merck, recently came together in Berlin to offer their perspectives on how industry can better demonstrate the value of green and sustainable across its value chain and end consumers. Watch the video to learn from these participants as they share their views, and discover how conference attendees gained value from the Executive Roundtable and the conference at-large.

Customer stories

Thousands of engineers and other chemical manufacturing staff rely on our solutions.

Thousands of researchers and other professionals working in chemical R&D rely on our solutions.

A process engineer needed to enhance the manufacturing process while reducing production costs of an unprofitable product. Find out how Knovel helped him find key equations and property data, resulting in a profitable product.

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PR euroCHEM case study - Chemicals, R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Dr. Rabih-Gabriel Jaouhari of PR euroCHEM explains how Reaxys to help him find precise answers quickly at the start of new projects — and makes the difference between winning and losing a client contract.

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Elsevier's R&D Solutions for Chemical Manufacturing Excellence


Reaxys delivers real-world experimental information — such as robust, optimized synthesis routes — that gives clear expectations of potential outcomes and makes it easier to find the process that will pass lab tests.

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Knovel helps optimize materials input and utilities consumption while mitigating risks with plant design of piping, equipment and instrumentation systems. It provides best practice insights and validated data, enabling engineers and heads of manufacturing to meet manufacturing goals.
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ScienceDirect enables chemical manufacturers to develop plans for ongoing plant optimization and sustainability. It keeps researchers up-to-date with the most recent research on topics such as plant process design, manufacturing sustainability, and instrumentation and sensing.
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How do you 'Get to Alpha'?

How Do You Get to Alpha? - Chemical R&D | Elsevier

Alpha has many meanings, but for us Alpha is that moment when a chemist, researcher or engineer reaches a chemical product and process innovation milestone.

Discover how other innovators reached Alpha

Manufacturing’s top three challenges in Industry 4.0

Manufacturing’s Top Three Challenges in Industry 4.0 - Chemistry | Elsevier

Chemical companies are quickly recognizing the power of connection among products, production equipment and personnel. Find out what three major challenges chemical manufacturers must address to stay competitive.

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Industry 4.0: Rising to the challenge for chemical manufacturing

Industry 4.0: Top Challenges for Chemical Manufacturing  - Chemical R&D | Elsevier

More companies are transitioning to Industry 4.0 every day. Now is the time to develop a plan to create a smooth transition and maximize the benefits of the digital world.

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