Comprehensive Analysis Competence and Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Chemical Production


  • Joerg Appel Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, 84508 Burgkirchen, Germany;, Email:
  • Corrado Colombo Clariant Prodotti Italia, 20037 Novara, Italy
  • Urs Dätwyler Clariant International AG, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
  • Yun Chen Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, 65929 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Nimet Kerimoglu Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, 84508 Burgkirchen, Germany



Advanced control, Big data, Energy, Process monitoring, Water, Yield improvement


Humanity currently sees itself facing enormous economic, ecological, and social challenges. Sustainable products and production in specialty chemistry are an important strategic element to address these megatrends. In addition to that, digitalization and global connectivity will create new opportunities for the industry. One aspect is examined in this paper, which shows the development of comprehensive analysis of production networks for a more sustainable production in which the need for innovative solutions arises. Examples from data analysis, advanced process control and automated performance monitoring are shown. These efforts have significant impact on improved yields, reduced energy and water consumption, and better product performance in the application of the products.




How to Cite

J. Appel, C. Colombo, U. Dätwyler, Y. Chen, N. Kerimoglu, Chimia 2016, 70, 621, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2016.621.