Formulations development

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Common Challenges

  • Managing the long process of developing a new formulation/product.
  • Improving the performance of an existing formulation/product in a timely manner.
  • Replacing supply chain ingredients of existing formulations/products.
  • Data is highly multi-dimensional and requires long and tedious experimentation cycles to obtain it.
  • Too many experiments and iterations to reach the desired performance target. Waste of time and resources. 
  • Lost information. Not every result is recorded, leading to less than perfect predictive models and waste of time and resources.

The value proposition of MaterialsZone

  • One platform, all the data, all the insights, all the stakeholders (R&D, scale-up, manufacturing QC, supply chain alternatives selection).
  • Easily applied AI/ML visualizations, insights and predictability. 
  • No loss of knowledge.
  • Cut the number of experiments and iterations to optimize the formulation performance through design of experiments. This results in reduced R&D costs and faster time to market.
  • Focus on parameters (variables) that really matter.
  • Rapid accumulation of knowledge and predictability.
  • Easy application of AI/ML visualizations, insights and predictions.

What does it take from a Materials Informatics Platform (MIP)?

  • Flexible data model that supports multiple dimensions, multiple types of data and any hierarchical nesting and association inherent in materials data.
  • Flexibility to accumulate data incrementally and continuously while the AI/ML insights and visualizations update as well.
  • Easily applied AI/ML visualizations, insights and predictability. 
  • Simple workflow (figure 1) to obtain the desired results in the shortest way possible.

MaterialsZone solution for formulation development

Formulations are everywhere - polymers, building materials, composites, etc. Formulation development is the basis of companies developing materials-based products. In formulation-based products, usually the product performance depends hardly on the product formulation and less on processing.

Typically, designing or developing a new formulation is triggered by new product specifications to meet. Along with product specification comes constraints on the materials to use, processing constraints, etc.

To avoid trial-and-error methodology and stick with a data-driven approach, MaterialsZone has developed an efficient workflow (figure 1) for formulation development that will reduce your R&D efforts and significantly reduce the number of experiments and iterations needed to reach the desired formulation.

Figure 1: Formulation development workflow.

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