The last step of research and development is upscaling to commercial. While it may sound like a minor step, in practice the different sizes of machines can lead to differences in flow, heating profiles and blending properties. This makes the product behave differently during processing, which ultimately affects the product characteristics.
ACD boasts a core competency in process engineering that enables us to validate processes demonstrated in our pilot plant before moving to commercialization. By developing an operation plan and anticipating all potential risks we are able to successfully scale-up our customers’ products.