Strategies for the Design of New Chemical Products

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:00pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Joshua Marteny
1025 Reese Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Hershey, PA 17033
United States


Warren D. Seider

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

Presentation Topic:

First, the kinds of chemical products are reviewed including commodity and specialty chemicals, devices, functional and formulated chemical products.  Key concepts include the chemical supply chain, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) products, and the chemical business hierarchy.  The role of technical inventions in satisfying consumer needs, either technology- or market-driven, is covered next.  Strategies for carrying out product design are reviewed, beginning with the principal textbooks.  Strategies include the Stage-Gate Product Development Process – beginning with the concept stage, through the feasibility, development, manufacturing, and product introduction stages. Examples will involve the design of: (1) simple solvent and refrigerant products, (2) chemical devices – small unit operations, (3) functional products – e.g., herbicide granules, and (4) formulated products – e.g., skin-care lotions.  

Meeting Details:

Light dinner consisting of assorted sandwiches, salad, potato chips, cookies, water and sodas.

After 5:00 pm, anyone arriving at the Tech Center need to use the side employee entrance (not the front building entrance) and buzz the intercom for security to let them in.  Then they need to fill out their particulars in the visitor's log at the security booth and get a visitor's badge.

  • 5:00-5:45 - Members & guests arrive, register, socialize
  • 5:45-6:00 - Announcements and Introductions
  • 6:00-6:30 - Light dinner
  • 6:30-7:30 - Presentation
  • 7:30-8:00 - Q&A, discussion, and adjournment

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We will also accept payment at the meeting by check made out to "Susquehanna Section AIChE" following an email RSVP (including PDH requests) to Deadline for RSVP's is Monday January 9.

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