Knovel: Focus on continuous operational improvement to achieve growth, profitability and market differentiation in chemical production

Giving customers what they need when they need it is a critical goal both operationally and financially. Market competition, risk, budget limitations and environmental, health and safety regulations only put more pressure on chemical manufacturing companies to maximize their efficiency and quality of production.

How Knovel makes a difference
How Knovel makes a difference Knovel provides engineering decision support to help chemical manufacturing companies optimize materials input and utilities consumption while mitigating risks with plant design for piping, equipment and instrumentation systems through best practice insights and validated data. This helps ensure that chemical manufacturers are able to meet their manufacturing goals while remaining EHS compliant.

How Knovel makes a difference - Chemicals - Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

Built on a deep understanding of the engineer's 'language', Knovel's specialized search is an extremely simple yet powerful way to deliver relevant results. Knovel helps chemists and engineers:

  • Diversify and expand product portfolios
  • Achieve optimal production levels and minimal plant disruptions
  • Deliver new and differentiated products that can be scaled and commercialized
  • Maintain EHS compliance and mitigate risks
  • Maintain up–to–date knowledge on market-shaping trends such as "green" chemistry and advanced materials

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Featured customer stories

Specialty Chemical Company - Knovel customer story | Elsevier 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 — turning that product into a profitable one.
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A chemist was asked to create new materials for the company's polymer platform so he needed to find and evaluate high performance, cost effective and biodegradable polymers within budget. Find out how Knovel helped him save the company $250k.
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How Knovel works

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Knovel has helped thousands of engineers and researchers from around the world enhance research and productivity, achieve operational excellence, reduce costs and time to market, and build expertise.

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How do you get to Alpha?

How do you get to Alpha? - Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

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.


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Hear from our customers

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"Knovel helped me find critical pieces of information from a reliable source, which saved me from spending unnecessary time in the lab." Chemist in a Specialty   Chemical Company

Why engineers in the chemical industry use Knovel:

70% of surveyed Knovel users at chemical companies use Knovel to develop new (or improve) design and products

70% of surveyed Knovel users at chemical companies use Knovel to develop new (or improve) design and products, meet compliance and regulatory requirements or get up to speed

75% of surveyed Chemicals users would resort to 3+ sources if they did not have Knovel


75% of surveyed Chemicals users would resort to 3+ sources if they did not have Knovel

87% of surveyed Chemicals users recommend a continued subscription to Knovel


87% of surveyed Chemicals users recommend a continued subscription to Knovel


Source: Techvalidate survey, 2017

Industry insights for chemical manufacturing professionals

Manufacturing's Top Three Challenges in Industry 4.0

Manufacturing's Top Three Challenges in Industry 4.0 - Knovel | 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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Rising to the challenges of Industry 4.0


Rising to the challenges of Industry 4.0 - Knovel | Elsevier

Industry 4.0 is all about connecting a company's people, products and departments — inside and out. Find out how to start adapting proven strategies to keep up with this next industrial revolution.

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