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(115b) Challenges and Best Practices in the Commercialization of Polycarbonate Copolymers

Khadilkar, M., SABIC Innovative Plastics
Hollar, W., Sabic Innovative Plastics

The Innovative Plastics SBU of SABIChas successfully commercialized multiple polycarbonate co-polymer products over the past decade.  As with any scaleup and commercialization activity, there can be formidable challenges in successfully translating new products/processes to the manufacturing scale.  The framework of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) incorporates many best practices which mitigate challenges including:

  • Effectiveness of cross-functional team interactions including communications
  • Scaleup risk management
  • Project management and control
  • Translation to the manufacturing plant

In this presentation the use of selected DFSS tools will be reviewed with examples of how they contribute to successful commercialization. 

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