for an important
crystal polyester's raw material
was simplified by removing a purification step.
Resin reformula tion was
sought but a site visit revealed a no-cost answer to bag-line woes.
- A hazardous phosgene process developed
for a pre-cursor to a valuable lens resin had to be demonstrated.
recorded lab scale process
allowed multiple replays in complete safety.
describing the differences in two polyethylenes' ability to deform
in three dimensions, graphs of pressure and volume were not
as convincing as the video tape.
- Although development had gone on for years
at one manufacturer of specialty polyesters, extended discussion
revealed many unexplored avenues, resulting in at least 6 patent
Production cost lowered 20%
Understood and solved the actual problem
New product, process
Found needed references
Profitable interaction of R&D/Marketing
Solve, create, change
processing (rate improvements, continuous
process, selectivity) Chemiluminescence