Chemicals, petrochemicals and materials producers need sustainable competitive advantages in order to achieve long-term business success. Such advantages are driven largely by developing innovative, differentiated products quickly and with improved cost structures. But achieving shorter development cycles that enable faster time to market is made difficult when R&D labs suffer from disconnected processes, people and data. And demanding compliance and sustainability requirements only underscore the need for integrated laboratory solutions.

Dassault Systèmes Sustainable Product Industry Solution Experience provides materials and chemical researchers with the tools to accelerate the pace of innovation by optimizing resources and processes in the laboratory. Sustainable Product speeds up the development of new chemicals and materials by optimizing laboratory processes and eliminating paper-based procedures. It reduces time, money and risk by linking research with development while reducing safety and compliance risk.

Developing new products, formulations, materials and processes in silico – through using computer simulations – can pre-screen chemical/material candidates to reduce costly and time consuming testing that significantly reduces the innovation cycle. TheSustainable Discovery Industry Process Experience enables researchers across science-based industries to optimize the development of new chemicals and materials through modelling their characteristics and behaviors. The Sustainable Lab Industry Process Experience unifies lab processes, people, resources and data to accelerate the pace of innovation with improved collaboration and better use of experimental knowledge

Sustainable Product harnesses the collective intelligence of all stakeholders across the value chain. These Industry Solution Experiences incorporate sustainability into the business processes, helping to securely link and simplify fragmented stakeholder relationships from both within and outside of traditional corporate boundaries. This ensures that knowledge is shared consistently as new products are developed. This has a major impact on innovation efficiency and productivity.

How Sustainable Product drives product and process innovation:

  • Digitizes the entire business cycle to increase efficiency and eliminate paper-based processes, improving the accuracy and consistency of knowledge as it passes through the supply chain
  • Delivers powerful in silico modelling capabilities enabling development scientists to identify the most profitable and sustainable formulations before laboratory testing
  • Enables greater new product differentiation and control over outcomes and IP capture whilst reducing development cycles and time to market
  • Uses sustainable chemistry and engineering to gain a better understanding of chemicals/materials that enable faster materials innovation

Sustainable product innovation through prediction of new materials behavior and collaborative understanding

Chemistry and materials research scientists are faced with an infinite variety of new molecular combinations and formulations from which they must develop the next blockbuster new product. Laboratory pre-screening of new chemicals and materials is costly and time consuming, and it is by no means certain that a viable product will emerge after testing. This, alongside global competitive challenges, regulatory requirements and materials costs creates financial and time barriers to successful new product development pipelines,

Sustainable Discovery, a core process experience of Sustainable Product, enables researchers to overcome these barriers by providing a range of powerful design and modeling tools. It uniquely incorporates the widest range of atomistic and molecular predictive modeling solutions that can pre-screen and optimize new chemicals, materials and formulations. The module’s molecular modeling and simulation capabilities enable chemists and materials scientists to predict the characteristics and behaviors of new compounds that can reduce the need for physical testing.

With Sustainable Discovery, predictive modeling is used to screen the properties of polymer and composite materials, optimize catalysts in both the gas phase and on surfaces, enhance solvent choice for new chemicals, create new optoelectronic chemicals, and develop new battery materials. As a result, new product time to market is faster and the costs of new materials are lower, reducing investment requirements, increasing competitiveness and improving profitability. New products can also be tailored to better meet end-users’ requirements, leading to higher margins and further boosting profitability, as well as improving customer satisfaction.

Key Highlights & Benefits

  • Using atomistic and molecular predictive modeling solutions chemical and materials characteristics and behaviors can be tailored to meet market demand – simulation knowledge can be reused to optimize future innovations
  • Through an increased understanding of the links between the structure and composition of chemicals/materials and their properties and behaviors, accelerate the discovery of more sustainable products for end-users
  • Greater efficiencies lead to a reduced time to market, optimizing funding costs for new product development and shortening the ‘concept to cash’ cycle
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by ensuring that the resulting chemicals and materials perform as they claim to and better meet end-user expectations.

Support sustainable innovation and safety in a streamlined lab

Stakeholders in an organization’s research and development process are often siloed, with interdepartmental, national and international boundaries preventing the free flow of vital experimental data. Less rigorous processes and procedures mean core research results may be captured in notebooks and on scientists’ hard drives so are not disseminated to the wider business. These factors introduce waste and inefficiency, slowing and even preventing the innovation that should be populating the new product pipeline.

Sustainable Lab, a core process experience of Sustainable Product, improves efficiency and collaboration to optimize innovation. The research, development and testing process is digitized, enabling secure and easy collaboration, eliminating paper-based processes and local silos, introducing efficiencies and linking all stakeholders within the innovation value chain.

Key Hightlights & Benefits

  • Integrates all testing and laboratory processes into a single secure and easy to access collaborative digital platform, providing researchers and managers with complete visibility of all innovation activities in real time
  • Delivers a greater understanding of processes and data that can be applied to future experiments, further reducing new product development time, whilst delivering assurance that the products are safe, perform as claimed and provide superior value to customer fit for purpose
  • Optimal utilization of people, materials and processes provides unparalleled efficiency and excellence in the laboratory and an expanded new product pipeline
  • Enhances compliance and sustainability through improved laboratory procedures and chemical and materials inventory management