Pavilion Technologies, Inc.

Pavilion Technologies, Inc.

March 22, 2006 08:00 ET

NOVA Chemicals Selects Pavilion Technologies' Model Predictive Intelligence-TM-for Global Deployment; Cutting-Edge Analytics Will Improve Operational Decision Making

AUSTIN, Texas--(CCNMatthews - Mar 22, 2006) -

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in model-based software, today announced NOVA Chemicals (NYSE:NCX) has selected Pavilion's Model Predictive Intelligence™ (MPI) technology as a key component of its Manufacturing Excellence program. The company-wide agreement is the result of a successful pilot at NOVA Chemicals' Joffre manufacturing site. Pavilion's MPI technology enables NOVA Chemicals to develop sophisticated model-based analytics delivering improved accuracy and timeliness of decision making.

After the two companies formed a strategic alliance in 2004, NOVA Chemicals has been implementing Pavilion's advanced process control (APC) chemical and polymer solutions at all of its manufacturing sites. MPI technology complements NOVA Chemicals' implementation of APC by allowing the same models used in advanced process control to be leveraged for operations and business performance management and visualized via integration with SAP's xMII application and Enterprise Portal anywhere in the company.

"Based on the success of our initial partnership with Pavilion, we are pleased to extend our collaboration to include predictive analytics," said Bill Greene, Vice President of Manufacturing Olefins/Polyolefins, NOVA Chemicals. "The operational efficiencies gained by proactive decision making will help continually enhance reliability, reduce costs and improve cash flow cycle time."

For 15 years, Pavilion Technologies has been the leader in the development and deployment of predictive models to control and optimize complex industrial processes. Manufacturers can now leverage Pavilion's powerful modeling to:

-- Fundamentally change their decision making processes from reactive to proactive based on model-predictive intelligence;

-- Reduce the time from decision to action through model-predictive control and optimization of their production processes;

-- Improve planning via more relevant and accurate model-based production, cost and capacity information.

The Pavilion8-based software infrastructure can automatically sense changes in the operating environment, alert staff and optimally adjust production targets based on predictions of future process performance. This ultimately reduces costs, improves product margins and ensures environmental compliance. Pavilion8 is certified "Powered By SAP NetWeaver®," integrated with SAP's xMII application for visualization and supports SAP XI for closed-loop connectivity with the mySAP ERP system.

"We are pleased NOVA Chemicals will leverage Pavilion's model predictive intelligence as a core component of their enterprise information technology infrastructure," said Ralph Carter, CEO, Pavilion Technologies. "Our collaboration provides a unique platform for driving innovative and valuable manufacturing solutions."

About NOVA Chemicals (

NOVA Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals that are essential to everyday life. Our employees develop and manufacture materials for customers worldwide that produce consumer, industrial and packaging products. NOVA Chemicals works with a commitment to Responsible Care® to ensure effective health, safety, security and environmental stewardship. Company shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges as NCX.

About Pavilion Technologies (

Pavilion Technologies' model-based software drives profitability for leading manufacturers like Cemex, Dyckerhoff AG, Glacial Lakes Energy, NOVA Chemicals, Nestle, SABIC Europe and TOTAL Petrochemicals. Based on the most powerful predictive modeling software in the industry, Pavilion's solutions improve production processes to facilitate quick response to market demands, continuous reduction of costs, consistent achievement of quality targets, and enhanced environmental quality. With a commitment to delivering the highest ROI in the industry, Pavilion's ValueFirst™ customer engagement methodology ensures Predictable Results. Guaranteed®.

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