Made Smarter helps SMEs embrace Chemistry 4.0

The chemical sector is experiencing a tectonic shift towards automation of processes and products. However, this presents barriers for SMEs, from finance and a lack of digital skills, to uncertainty over where to start...

AI and Cloud accelerate closed loop drug discovery

A collaboration between IBM Research and Arctoris is investigating the application of AI and automation to accelerate closed loop molecule discovery. IBM Research has developed RXN for Chemistry, an online platform leveraging state-of-the-art Natural Language...

The future potential of process control systems

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers Thanks to developments such as Industry 4.0, digitisation, and the cloud, together with improvements in process control and communication technology, it is easier than...

Investment in process control can achieve sustainability goals

Investment in process control and smart digital technologies can help brownfield sites achieve production efficiencies and achieve sustainability goals, says Steve Leech, Business Manager, Process Control Systems UK & Ireland, Siemens Digital Industries In March...

The Lab-of-the-Future

Laboratory Digitalisation – “a paradigm shift in productivity or just another failed experiment?” Open any scientific magazine or online resource and we are presented with articles about the Lab-of-the-Future, connected laboratories, the Internet of Things...

Cyber Security should not be ignored in the Chemical Industry

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries Head of Chemical Industry Effects of the pandemic and Brexit are further driving digitalisation often without the much-needed protection against cyber attacks. Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries Head of Chemical Industry...

Smart Instrumentation

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries, Head of Chemical Industry Nearly 90 per cent of field device information remains unused; Chemical Industry must act now to benefit from Smart Instrumentation data for comprehensive diagnostics and monitoring says Ian...

Cyber Risks

Recent research and surveys indicate the threat to UK business from Cyber-crime continues to grow; not least because of the need for businesses to work to ever-tightening margins, do more with less and try...

Cyber Resilience – Readiness, Response & Recovery

A cyber attack is any attempt to expose, alter, disable, destroy, steal, gain unauthorised access to or make unauthorised use of an asset. According to the UK Government’s ‘Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019’1, 32% of...

Why Cyber Attack Threats Should not Hinder Digitalisation in the Chemical Industry?

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries, Head of Chemical Industry The UK’s chemical industry has made rapid strides in using digitalization for enhancing the productivity of its physical assets, as part of efforts to keep pace with the...