Knovel: Achieve chemical production growth and market differentiation without eroding margins

Chemical manufacturing operations must adhere to increasingly complex regulatory requirements while meeting quality and production volume demands. As a result, companies are operating in an inherently riskier environment where continuous improvement is required. In the never-ending pursuit of manufacturing excellence, companies must also limit downtime and reduce costs to meet demand.

Knovel is an engineering decision support solution that helps chemical companies maintain product consistency while reducing plant and manufacturing costs. It also helps mitigate EHS risks by providing manufacturing and engineering teams with design change examples, validated chemical data points and best practice insights.


Why engineers in the chemical industry use Knovel:

70% of surveyed Knovel users at chemical companies use Knovel

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, 2016


Hear from our customers

Discover how Knovel helped a scientist  - Chemicals - Knovel | Elsevier

Discover how Knovel helped a principal research scientist at a major specialty chemical company identify high-performance polymers with the right properties, and created a new commercial concept.

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Knovel Solution Story: Reducing analytical lab budgets

Learn how Knovel helped a chemist eliminate unnecessary lab tests, resulting in significant cost savings.

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Turning a chemical product profitable - Chemicals - Knovel | Elsevier

Knovel Solution Story: Turning a chemical product profitable

Learn how Knovel helped a process engineer optimize operations, reduce cycle time 32%, and ultimately make a chemical product profitable.

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How Knovel works

Engineering Information Essentials

Knovel offers 40+ technical reference and content offerings that can be tailored to any organization’s needs.
Engineering information offerings

Materials Databases

Knovel features unique tables and databases, covering everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties.
Explore Knovel’s unique databases

Smart Content & Analytics

Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.
Engineering tools and search capabilities

Greater Portability for Engineering Data

Knovel offers mobile capabilities and integrations with leading engineering software, applications and engineering information discovery platforms.

Engineering workflow integrations

Industry Insights for Chemical R&D and manufacturing professionals

The materials revolution is here: How are you keeping up?

Is your organization proerly leveraging materials innovation and applications? Find out how you compare to top industry performers and get new ideas to drive commercially successful new product development, and more.

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The materials revolution is here: How are you keeping up? - Knovel | Elsevier

Expanding R&D into China - Knovel | Elsevier

Expanding R&D into China

Growing competition from local companies in China means multinationals must focus more on exploratory chemical R&D – but there are key factors to consider before expanding.

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