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November 01, 2016 07:30 ET

Upcoming Webinar to Examine Industrial Process Development: Critical Concepts Everyone Should Consider to Make the Most of Any Investment

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Xtalks will host a complimentary webinar featuring Greg Kimball, CEO of Bepex International, LLC and Peter Koenig, Certified Food Scientist and Industry Development Manager at Bepex International, LLC, as the presenters.

This webinar aimed to help food, chemical, mineral and polymer companies, will provide examples of process development from concept to commercialization. Participants will gain an understanding of how a selection process should look between and within different unit operations.

Discussion of key unit operations will include:

  • Thermal processing
  • Size reduction
  • Continuous mixing
  • Agglomeration

If you're responsible for the development and production of a solid material, where do you start to go from a concept to full scale production? Transforming a raw material to a high performance product can be accomplished in many ways, requiring multiple steps and most likely more than one-unit operation. Optimizing the path to achieve peak results while maintaining minimum overall implementation and operating cost is a significant hurdle to any successful new product introduction. The ability to evaluate multiple unit operations simultaneously, and select from alternative processing methods within each unit operation provides a fast track to successful development.

Each step in a process must be understood and evaluated. Initial process steps influence and constrain subsequent unit operations. Understanding the implications of these interactions is essential in the development process. Integration of any new process into existing infrastructure and management of all handoffs, whether physical material transfers from one system or device to another, or process control hand offs in feedback or feed-forward interactions are also critical. An optimal commercial scale process incorporates key findings learned throughout the development and testing phases. A clear understanding of these interactions and the hands on experience of pilot-scale process development provides the ability to rapidly trouble shoot at startup and commissioning, minimizing delays to on-stream production.

No product is immune to shifting market demands in performance or even the supply of raw material. Changes in production are inevitable, therefore the entire process and corresponding unit operations must be adaptable and flexible. Knowledge of how to most effectively respond to these changes is critical. Continuity through the complete product lifecycle, inclusive of product evolution is an added but valuable aspect to consider in selecting process development partners.

Attendees will gain an understanding of what is possible to achieve within each unit operation, how these interact with each other, and the importance of considering and evaluating these interactions from initial technology selection, process design, scale-up, implementation and ongoing operation.

The presenters will review this comprehensive process as it pertains to a number of real-world customer use cases. These examples will demonstrate the value of understanding your solids process development throughout its natural evolution.

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit: Examine Industrial Process Development: Critical Concepts Everyone Should Consider to Make the Most of Any Investment

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